This species can be found from the western slope of the Cordillera Oriental in Colombia (departments of Cundinamarca, Boyaca, and Santander) at elevations of 1,750-2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in under storey vegetation near watercourses in cloud forest, and also occurs in secondary forest. Reproduction is by direct development.
This is a common species.
Habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture, both crops and cattle ranching, is a major threat. Some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams at high elevations have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.
It occurs in Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce and the Estacion Demostrativa El Rasgon.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Pristimantis bicolor. In: IUCN 2014