This species is known from the Occidental Cordillera (from the departments of Antioquia and Cauca), and from the Occidental slope of the Central Cordillera (from the departments of Valle del Cauca and Caldas) and the Oriental slope of the Central Cordillera (in the department of Caldas), Colombia. It has been recorded from 1,800-2,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of primary and secondary forests (cloud forests), and is also well adapted to disturbed areas. It is active at night, and occurs on low vegetation. It breeds by direct development.
It is a common species.
The fumigation of crops is a major threat to the species’ habitat.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Munchique, Regional Reserve Río Blanco, Parque Nacional Natural Serrania Los Paraguas, Parque Nacional Natural Las Orquideas, Regional Reserve Ucumari and Regional Reserve Bosques de Florencia.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis thectopternus. In: IUCN 2014