This species is only known from only four specimens collected in 1994, and one specimen incidentally collected in 2004 on an entomological survey.
Very little is known about the habitat or ecology of Ptychoglossus danieli or its population status. No dedicated surveys of the type locality (area in which it was originally found and described) have been conducted since the species was described in 1994.
This species is from an area close to the city of Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia; therefore the forest fragment in which this species lives is heavily under pressure from urban expansion and the remaining forest in the surrounding area is similarly fragmentary and degraded.
There is a proposed reserve that would encompass an area close to this species’ known range, but the lizard has not been recorded in this area and the forest is heavily degraded. Targeted surveys are required to clarify population trends and also increase the understanding of this species’ ecology.
- Population: Unknown
- Trend: unknown
- Size: 44mm
The species is found in northern Central Cordillera of the Colombian Andes from 1,500 to 2,000 meters above sea level.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in wet pre-montane tropical forest.