This species is known only from Abra de Zamora, in the province of Zamora-Chinchipe, southern Ecuador, at 2,850m asl. It might occur a little more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits sub-páramo bushland with scattered trees. The holotype was found in a terrestrial bromeliad during the day, while the paratype was found on the branch of a brush at night. It is not known whether or not it tolerates habitat degradation. It is presumed to breed by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not known.
It is a rare species.
The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agricultural development, livestock farming, and human settlement.
It is not known from any protected areas, although it is possible it may occur in Parque Nacional Podocarpus.
John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Pristimantis percultus. In: IUCN 2014