This species is known from the Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Oriental (1,707-2,622m asl), northern (1,500-1,600m asl) and western (1,830m asl) slopes of the Cordillera del Cóndor, province of Zamora-Chinchipe, Loja, and the Cordillera de Cutucù (1,700m asl), province of Morona-Santiago in southern Ecuador. Also recorded from Abra Pardo Miguel (2,180m asl) in the northern part of the Cordillera Central, in the department of San Martin, Peru (05° 46'S; 77°42'W).
Habitat and Ecology
It is present within humid montane forests. Individuals occur on low vegetation at night and in bromeliads by day (Duellman and Pramuk 1999). Breeding takes place by direct development although the egg deposition site is not known. The ability of this species to adapt to modified habitats is unknown.
This is an uncommon species. In Peru, only two specimens have ever been recorded.
The major threat to this species is habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture and human settlement.
It is recorded from the Bosque de Proteccion Alto Mayo, Peru, and the Parque Nacional Podocarpus in Ecuador.
Lily Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Martinez, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida 2004. Pristimantis bromeliaceus. In: IUCN 2014