This species is known from Páramo Sonsón, in southern Antioquia and eastern Caldas Departments, in the northern part of the Cordillera Central in Colombia, from 2,400-3,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
An inhabitant of sub-páramo, it is usually active among vegetation in the low stratum and is often found sheltering in epiphytes, in forested areas, but it can also be found in open areas. It has not been recorded from disturbed forest or from anthropogenic habitats, although it may occur in these areas. It breeds by direct development.
It is a reasonably common species.
The major threat to this species is habitat loss caused by deforestation for agricultural development (including the planting of illegal crops).
It is not known to occur in any protected areas, and formal habitat protection is urgently needed to secure the future survival of this species.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis dorsopictus. In: IUCN 2014