This species is known from the altiplano antioqueño from the central Cordillera, in the Department of Antioquia, in Colombia, between 1,800 and 3,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a nocturnal species that is active inside dense forests and can also persist in secondary forest and wet pastureland on the ground. It breeds by direct development and is very dependent on moisture.
It is quite a common species.
There are no major threats to the species at present. Cattle ranching and agriculture are localized threats at present.
The range of the species does not include any protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis paisa. In: IUCN 2014