This species is known from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the departments of Cesar, Guajira and Magdalena, Colombia, from 1,300-2,700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a nocturnal species that can be observed perching on arboreal bromeliads, in which it shelters during the day. Breeding is by direct development, and the eggs are also laid on arboreal bromeliads.
It is extremely abundant.
The major threats to this species' habitat are cultivation and fumigation of crops, and the rearing of livestock.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis tayrona. In: IUCN 2014