This species is known in Panama from east-southeast of the main Tabasara ridge, and adjacent central areas. In Colombia it is known west of the Andes south to Valle del Cauca department, and across the northern edge of the western and central cordilleras, then in to the middle Magdalena valley. It is known up to 1,400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an understorey inhabitant, mainly found in the leaf-litter in primary and secondary forest humid lowland and montane forest. Direct development is the method of reproduction and the egg deposition site is not known. It is able to tolerate a lot of disturbance of its forest habitat. It has also been found well adapted to shady coffee plantations.
There is no information available on the population size or abundance of this species in Panama. In Colombia it is an abundant species.
There are no major threats to this quite adaptable species at present.
The species has been recorded from at least three protected areas in Panama, including Parque Nacional Chagres. In Colombia its range includes several protected areas.
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis taeniatus. In: IUCN 2014