This species is known only from Parque Nacional Natural Cordillera Los Picachos, in the eastern Andean Cordillera, Caquetá Department, Colombia, at 1,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species lives on forest floors of premontane humid forest. Its reproductive mode is not known, but the larvae are likely to develop in streams.
It was abundant until 1998. One visit in 2000 found several individuals, but there have been no more visits to the site.
There are no known threats to this species, which occurs in a guerrilla stronghold where there is no anthropogenic habitat disturbance.
It occurs in at least one protected area: Parque Nacional Natural Cordillera Los Picachos.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Hyloxalus saltuarius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55145A11260581. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55145A11260581.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018