This species is endemic to the central cordilleras of Panama, ranging from 700-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with low vegetation in humid montane forest. Breeding is by direct development, although the site of egg deposition is not known.
It is generally rare, but common in a few sites such as the head of the Río Changuinola and the Bosque Protector Palo in Bocas del Toro Province and the continental divide near Copé, Coclé Province.
The principal threat is habitat loss, mainly due to small-scale subsistence wood extraction.
Much of its range is included in protected areas, including Parque Nacional Chagres.
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2010. Pristimantis museosus. In: IUCN 2014