This species is known from the northern and north-western flank of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the departments of Magdalena and Guajira, Colombia. It has been recorded from 1,530-2,130m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A terrestrial frog, individuals have been found under logs or rocks on roadsides. When active, they occur on top of rocks, logs or low vegetation, beside streams. It breeds by direct development.
It is an uncommon species.
Major threats include habitat loss, due to agricultural activities (involving both crops and livestock), as well as pollution due to the fumigation of crops.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and the adjacent, recently established El Dorado Nature Reserve.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis insignitus. In: IUCN 2014