This species occurs at 980-1,700m asl in the Cordillera de Mérida, in Táchira, Barinas, Portuguesa, and Lara (and also presumably Mérida and Trujillo) States in western Venezuela.
Habitat and Ecology
It is known from lower montane cloud forest. Individuals were collected at night on rocks, on the ground, or on leaves of shrubby vegetation at the edge of streams, and on sand under a trunk by a spring. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
There is no information available on the population status of this species.
The main threat in this region is deforestation for smallholder agriculture, including incursions into protected areas.
This species occurs in Parque Nacional Chorro del Indio and Parque Nacional Yacambú, and potentially a number of other protected areas within its range.
Enrique La Marca 2006. Pristimantis pedimontanus. In: IUCN 2014