Pristimantis jubatus is only known from the type locality: Munchique National Park, La Romelia sector (02 38' 40" N, 076 54’ 55" W, 2550–2750 masl), municipality of El Tambo, Department of Cauca, Colombia (García and Lynch, 2006).
Given the bioclimatic conditions of the area and the species' low dispersal rate outside of Munchique, P. jubatus is considered to be endemic of the area (J.C. García, pers. comm. 2008).
Habitat and Ecology
The species inhabits humid forest with dense plant cover (>80%). Individuals can be found at night on vegetation within 2 meters of the ground, with leaves being the preferred perch site. Relative abundance of juveniles during April-September and February-March suggests that reproduction of the species is continuous (García and Lynch, 2006).
Considered to be a very abundant species (García and Lynch, 2006).
The species is currently known from a high elevation area (above 2500 masl) within a National Park. However, a potential threat, if the park's conservation policies were to change, could be constituted by the extensive Smurfit's pine crops that occur in neighbouring areas (J.C. García, pers. comm. 2008).
The species is found within Munchique National Park.
In the genus Pristimantis according to Heinicke et al. (2007). Recognition of Pristimantis jubatus was based on morphological features (García and Lynch, 2006).
Juan Carlos García 2008. Pristimantis jubatus. In: IUCN 2014