This species is known from five geographic localities at elevations of 2,400–3,000 m asl in the Province of Pasco, Region of Pasco, Peru (Lehr et al. 2006). Its range, taken as a proxy for extent of occurrence (EOO), is estimated to be 676 km
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in cloud forest (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008) where it has been found at night between 19.00–23.00 on the ground or on vegetation up to 1 m above the ground. During the day, individuals can be found among leaf litter and under stones (Lehr et al. 2006). It is presumed to breed by direct development. It is not known whether this species is able to tolerate habitat disturbance (E. Lehr pers. comm. August 2013).
It is considered to be a common species (E. Lehr pers. comm. 2008).
Deforestation due to agriculture has been observed in the valley of Paucartambo where this species occurs (E. Lehr pers. comm. August 2013, von May et al. 2008).
In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus group following the original publication (Lehr et al. 2006) and in the genus Pristimantis following Heinicke et al. (2007).
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2014. Pristimantis ornatus. In: IUCN 2014