This species is known from three localities in the western part of Antioquia Department, on the western and eastern slopes of the Cordillera Occidental, and from one locality in northern Antioquia Department, on the northern face of the Cordillera Occidental, Colombia, between 1,480 and 1,940m asl,
Habitat and Ecology
It is restricted to very humid forests, and occurs on Araceae vegetation and ferns, up to 1.5m above the ground. Breeding is by direct development.
It is an uncommon species.
There are no threats to the species' habitat at present as its known range is wholly within two parks.
Three of the localities in which it occurs are within Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas, and the fourth is in Parque Nacional Natural Paramillo.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis viridis. In: IUCN 2014