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Found most commonly in these habitats: 26 times found in rainforest, 3 times found in mature wet forest, 3 times found in tropical wet forest, 3 times found in littoral rainforest, 3 times found in primary forest, 1 times found in coastal lowland rainforest, 1 times found in equatorial rainforest, 1 times found in gallery forest, 1 times found in mature swamp forest, 1 times found in primary equatorial rainforest, ...
Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 17 times sifted litter (leaf mold, rotten wood), 3 times ex sifted leaf litter, 2 times wet-rotten branch in leaf litter, 2 times sifted litter, 1 times fecunda; stomach Bufo funereus, 1 times ex sifted litter between buttresses, 1 times ex rotten log, 1 times dead log, 1 times sited within forest, 1 times sifted leaf litter, 1 times rotten log, ...
Collected most commonly using these methods: 16 times MW 50 sample transect, 5m, 6 times pitfall trap, PF bucket, 3 times Winkler, 2 times hand collecting, 2 times Pitfall trap, 2 times pitfall trap, PF 50 yogurt sample transect5m, 1 times Winkler sifter, 1 times berlesate, 1 times Yellow pan trap, 1 times pitfall trap, Transect 30 40m, 1 times search, ...
Elevations: collected from 5 - 1600 meters, 723 meters average