This species is known from the departments of Antioquia and Caldas on the Oriental slope, of the northern central Cordillera, and from the occidental slope of the oriental Cordillera in the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. It has been recorded from 800-1,880m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A nocturnal species, it is usually found under bushes, in forest edge, secondary forest, and open areas in forests. It breeds by direct development. It is able to withstand significant disturbance of its forest habitat and actually seems to benefit from it.
It is a common species especially in secondary forest.
There are no major threats to this adaptable species at present.
Some populations of this species are slightly below the Florencia Forest, an area that is in the process of being declared a natural reserve area. Unfortunately they will most likely not be included in this reserve, however protection of this species' habitat is probably not necessary at present as it is tolerant of significant disturbance of its habitat.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis viejas. In: IUCN 2014