This species occurs in cloud forest sites on the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in Antioquia and Chocó departments, in Colombia, from 1,790-2,250m asl. It probably also occurs in the western Department of Risaralda as well, but there are currently no records from there.
Habitat and Ecology
The species inhabits heavily degraded areas next to dense forests. It is common to find them on the ground, among leaf-litter or on herbaceous vegetation or grasses. It is not common inside the forest. It breeds by direct development, and requires very moist conditions, hence the degraded habitat must still be moist.
At different localities it can either be uncommon or very abundant.
There are no major threats to this relatively adaptable species.
The range of the species includes Park National Natural Tatama and Park National Natural Orquideas.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis restrepoi. In: IUCN 2014