This species is found throughout the humid upland tropical forests of eastern Ecuador, between 400–1,000 m asl (Elmer and Cannatella 2008). It may occur further to the north and south of the east Andean slopes, but it is unlikely to be found above 1,200 m asl or below 400 m asl (K. Elmer pers. comm. June 2009).
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits lowland primary and secondary forests. By night individuals are often perched on the leaves of low vegetation, whereas by day they can be found in the leaf litter (Elmer and Cannatella 2008). Presumably it breeds by direct development.
Angulo, A. & Elmer, K. 2009. Pristimantis altamnis. In: IUCN 2014