This species is known from two localities in the lower cloud forest along the eastern base of the Cordillera Central, in the departments of Antioquia and Caldas, in Colombia, from 700-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal species that has been recorded from secondary forest. It breeds by direct development.
The population status of this species is unknown; there have not been enough surveys in this area.
Threats to this species are currently unknown.
The range of the species does not include any protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside the two known localities.
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, population status and ecological requirements.
Fernando Castro, John Lynch 2004. Diasporus anthrax. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56424A11475743. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56424A11475743.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019