This species is known from three sites in Antioquia Department (Antadó, Murrí, and Urrao) and at comparable altitudes on the western slope of the Serranía de los Paraguas, in Chocó Department, Colombia. It has been recorded between 1,000 and 1,900m asl. It might occur more widely, in particular between the two currently known areas.
Habitat and Ecology
It is found on herbaceous vegetation, in primary forest only. It is a direct developing species.
It is a relatively common species.
Habitat loss caused by deforestation due to agricultural development and the cultivation of illegal crops are localized threats, but there are no major threats to this species at present.
Its range includes Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis aurantiguttatus. In: IUCN 2014