This species is known from the type locality and a discontinuous range in the departments of Boyaca, Cundinamarca and Meta in Colombia. It has been recorded from 3,100-3,870m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of sub-páramo shrubland, páramo grassland, and forested areas. It is usually found on vegetation, or during the day it can be found under rocks and logs, and in active periods on low vegetation. It also occurs in secondary forest. It breeds by direct development.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as fires are major threats to the species’ habitat.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis nervicus. In: IUCN 2014