This species is currently known only from Mount Wokomung and the slopes and Maringma tepui in the Pakaraima Mountains in Guyana. It is likely to occur in nearby Roraima State, Brazil, and may also occur elsewhere (MacCulloch et al. 2008, R. MacCulloch pers. comm. May 2009, October 2017, P. Kok pers. comm. November 2017). It is found between 678–1,414 m asl (MacCulloch et al. 2008).
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits medium-canopy forests. Frogs can be found at night, amidst leaf litter, among rootlets near the base of trees and in ground holes covered by leaves. Males call during afternoons and nights (MacCulloch et al. 2008). This species is presumed to breed by direct development.
This species may be locally common, but it is difficult to determine whether this is the case (R. MacCulloch pers. comm. October 2017). Its population trend is unknown.
This species occurs in areas of very sparse human habitation (R. MacCulloch pers. comm. October 2017). However, gold mining is occurring around the base of Wokomung massif and could be affecting the habitat of this species. No one has been there in recent years, so it is unknown whether it has increased up into higher elevations (P. Kok pers. comm. November 2017).
This species does not occur in protected areas.
Further research is required on the ecology of this species and its distribution.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient due to the lack of information on the extent of the species' distribution and uncertainty regarding the scope and impact of gold mining in the area.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Adelophryne patamona. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T158609A120109053. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-1.RLTS.T158609A120109053.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019