This species is known from two protected areas on the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental, in the department of Santander, Colombia, from 2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits the interior of very humid cloud forests, and is found on vegetation on the low stratum. It is not found outside forest habitat. It breeds by direct development.
It is an abundant species.
The major threat to the species is habitat loss, as a result of agriculture, and agricultural pollution.
It is so far known only from the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce, and the Estacion Demonstrativo el Rasgon. Further survey work is recommended to ascertain whether the species might occur more widely.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis merostictus. In: IUCN 2014