This species is known from the Occidental slope of the central Cordillera, from Cerro Pan de Azucar, the vicinity of the type locality (Tenerife, Valle del Cauca department), and also from above Chaparal, in Tolima department, all in Colombia. It has been recorded from 2,850-3,460m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits sub-páramo and páramo areas, occurring on low vegetation and on the ground among grasses. It is a species that breeds via direct development. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats.
It is a relatively common species.
Habitat loss caused by deforestation, agricultural development, and illegal crops is a problem at lower elevations, but at higher elevations, where it mainly occurs, its habitat is not currently threatened.
The species' range includes National Natural Park Las Hermosas.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis peraticus. In: IUCN 2014