This species is known from between the departments of Cauca and Huila, on the central Cordillera, in Colombia, from 3,200-3,500m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is usually found in bushy and herbaceous vegetation in páramo (not forest). It is active mostly at night, although it calls during the day, from shelters. It is a species that breeds by direct development. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats.
It is a common species.
There are no major threats to this species at present. Although there might be some localized threats, its habitat is largely isolated from threat due to its high elevation.
Some populations of this species occur in protected areas, including National Natural Park Purace and National Natural Park Huila.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis obmutescens. In: IUCN 2014