This species is known only from the type locality: Pan de Azúcar, in Antioquia department, Colombia, at 1,800m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is usually found on vegetation in cloud forests, and is thought to be restricted to forest habitat. It breeds via direct development.
It is a rare species.
The habitat at the type locality has been badly destroyed as a result of human settlement and the collection of firewood.
There are no protected areas within the range of the species, such that the remaining habitat is in urgent need of protection, particularly considering this species' low tolerance of habitat disturbance.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis phragmipleuron. In: IUCN 2014