This species can be found from 1,140-1,960m asl in the Río Blanco drainage in Provincia Pichincha, in the north-western Andes in Ecuador, and probably occurs more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
This species can be found in montane cloud forest in humid tropical and humid temperate regions, in bromeliads in the sub canopy, and also in pastures and secondary forest. Individuals have been found on low vegetation at night, or on herbaceous plants and ferns near streams (Lynch and Duellman 1997). Reproduction occurs by direct development.
During the course of survey work in 2002-2003 it was found to be common in Curipollo, Nonegal.
There are no major threats to this species.
Its range does not overlap any protected areas.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Diego Almeida 2004. Pristimantis luteolateralis. In: IUCN 2014