This species is known from the departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca, on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental, in Colombia, from 1,700-2,680m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on grasses along roads and forest edge, and is never found far from forest. A nocturnal species, during the day it can be found under rocks and logs in forested areas. It breeds by direct development.
It is a rare species.
The major threat is habitat loss caused by deforestation for agricultural development (including the cultivation of illegal crops).
Some populations occur within Parque Nacional Natural Munchique and Parque Nacional Natural Los Farallones.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis viridicans. In: IUCN 2014