This species has been recorded from five localities on the eastern slopes of the Andes in the upper Río Papallacta Valley, in Napo Province, and Playon de San Francisco, in Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. It has been recorded from 2,105-2,890m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is an inhabitant of páramo, cloud forest, and clearings by day, and at night it has been found on rocks, on the ground and on low vegetation (Lynch and Duellman 1980). It breeds by direct development.
The species is rare at Playon de San Francisco, where one individual was collected in the year 2000.
The major threats to the species are habitat loss and degradation, due to livestock farming, fires and agricultural pollution.
Its range includes the Reserva Ecológica Antisana. Increased protection of the habitat of this species in the Ecuadorian Andes is necessary.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida, Fernando Nogales 2004. Pristimantis glandulosus. In: IUCN 2014