This species is known from Valle del Cauca department northwards to Antioquia department on the Central Cordillera, in Colombia, between 2,250-3,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in areas from cloud forest up to páramo. It inhabits and thrives in disturbed forests, and is very common on low vegetation next to roads and streams. During the day it can be found under rocks and logs. It is a species that breeds by direct development. It is quite tolerant of habitat destruction; its only requirement is moist conditions.
It is a very common species.
There are no major threats to this adaptable species. However, it should be noted that some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.
There are many populations inside Los Nevados National Natural Park. Some populations are also within the Florencia Forest, an area that is in the process of being declared a natural reserve. It might also occur in other protected areas.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis uranobates. In: IUCN 2014