This species occurs between the departments of Antioquia and Cauca, on the central Cordillera of Colombia, between 2,540-3,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of sub-páramo and páramo areas, as well as upper primary and secondary forest. During the day it occurs on the ground, among low grass or under logs and rocks. At night, when active, it can be found on vegetation, especially in open areas on top of weeds. It breeds via direct development.
It is quite a common species.
Habitat loss caused by deforestation, agricultural development, and illegal crops are localized threats but there are no threats overall to this species at present.
The species is found in several protected areas.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis piceus. In: IUCN 2014