This species is known from the summits of Cerro Yaví, at 2,150m asl, and Cerro Yutajé, at 1,700-1,750m asl, in Amazonas State, Venezuela. It might occur more widely, but this requires confirmation.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a nocturnal species found in wet, mossy forests. Males call frequently, both during the day and night, from concealed sites in caves and from beneath thick moss mats growing over sandstone. At Cerro Yaví, all the specimens were collected at night in the forest, except for the holotype, which was collected while calling from underneath a moss mat on sandstone. This species breeds by direct development.
The population status of this species is not known.
Threats to this species are unknown.
Its range is within Monumento Natural Los Tepuyes.
Jesús Manzanilla, Enrique La Marca 2004. Pristimantis cantitans. In: IUCN 2014