This species is found in both central Panama, and the eastern lowlands and cordilleras of Panama. It also occurs in northwestern Colombia. It occurs between sea level to about 500 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial and arboreal species of primary and secondary humid lowland forest and forest edge. It has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It breeds by the direct development method of reproduction; the egg deposition site is not known.
It is generally considered to be a common species, but it is difficult to find as it is so small. Due to ongoing local declines in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing. However, the subpopulation at El Copé in Panama is considered to be stable (Crawford et al. 2010).
General habitat loss due to the destruction of natural forests from logging is a localized threat, but there are no major threats to the species at present.
The species has been recorded from three protected areas in Panama including Parque Nacional Darién, and its range also includes a few protected areas in Colombia.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution and presumed large population.
This species was described as a new species, occurring in eastern Panama and northwestern Colombia, that had been confused with Diasporus gularis and D. vocator (Lynch 2001).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Diasporus quidditus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T56895A54351094. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T56895A54351094.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019