This species is known from the western Cordillera Occidental, between Carmen de Atrato in Choco department and Munchique in Cauca department, and from the western slope of the Cordillera Central in Quindío department, Colombia. It has been recorded from 900-2,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of primary and secondary forest with good regeneration and weeds in open areas. It is very adaptable to secondary habitats. It is a nocturnal species, and can be found on branches up to 3 metres above the ground, sometimes next to streams. During the day they hide under rocks or logs and it breeds by direct development.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as the fumigation of crops is a major threat to the species’ habitat.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Munchique, Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali, Parque Nacional Natural Tatama, Parque Nacional Natural Las Orquideas and Regional Reserva Ucumari.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis palmeri. In: IUCN 2014