This species can be found on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in the páramos of Chingaza, Sumapaz, and La Rusia, in the departments of Cundinamarca and Boyacá, Colombia, from 2,600-3,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in páramo areas, and also in cloud forest. It is associated with herbaceous vegetation, and very small bushes.
It is an abundant species.
The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to crop agriculture and cattle ranching.
A infection has been reported for this species (Ruiz and Rueda-Almonacid, 2008).
It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza and Parque Nacional Natural Sumapaz.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Adolfo Amézquita, Jose Vicente Rueda 2010. Pristimantis elegans. In: IUCN 2014