This recently described species has been collected in Caqueta and Huila Provinces in the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia. It has an altitudinal range of 1,500 (San Vicente de Caguán) to 2,600m asl (Gigante). It might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a montane forest species that is found along streams and on vegetation alongside roads, although it is not known if it can adapt to modified habitats. It is presumed to be a direct developing species.
It was the most abundant frog in the type locality.
The threats to it are not known, although it is likely to be impacted by forest loss due to agricultural development and logging.
It has been collected in Parque Nacional Natural Cueva de los Guácharos (Municipio Palestina, Huila) and the Reserva Forestal Ventana (Municipio Gigante, Huila).
John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis corniger. In: IUCN 2014