This species is known only from the type locality in the Parque Nacional Las Orquídeas, in Antioquia Department, Colombia, from 1,410m asl. It might be more widely distributed.
Habitat and Ecology
This is an inhabitant of the understorey of very wet primary forest. It is a direct developing species.
It is not common.
There are no known threats to this species within its known distribution, which is a large area of undisturbed and currently non-threatened forest.
The type locality is wholly within Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas.
Fernando Castro, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis aemulatus. In: IUCN 2014