This species’ geographic range in southern Ecuador includes Andean cordilleras surrounding the Cuenca basin, from 2,620-3,600m asl, and Parque Nacional Podocarpus. It is known from more than ten localities.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on the ground and in low vegetation in cloud forest and páramo vegetation, in well-preserved habitats. Reproduction is by direct development.
It is an uncommon to rare species in El Cajas and Podocarpus.
This species is not seriously threatened as it generally occurs in areas that are not heavily affected by habitat destruction and degradation.
Its range overlaps Parque Nacional Sangay, and it occurs in both Parque Nacional Podocarpus and Parque Nacional Cajas.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Mario Yánez-Muñoz, Diego Almeida 2004. Pristimantis riveti. In: IUCN 2014