This species is known from more than ten localities on the Pacific slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes, from 100-1,270m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Although it occurs in wet areas, the species can also tolerate conditions in the relatively dry forests. It occurs in humid subtropical regime, humid tropical regime, dry subtropical regime and dry tropical regime (Lynch and Duellman, 1997). It is more commonly found in forests, but can also be found in plantations and highly disturbed habitats. It breeds by direct development.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as logging, agricultural pollution and infrastructure development for human settlement are major threats to the species’ habitat. Its habitat is presently severely fragmented.
Its range overlaps Reserva Ecológica Cotacachi-Cayapas, Reserva Ecológica Los Illinizas, Parque Nacional Machalilla and Reserva Ecológica Manglares-Churute.
Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron, Manuel Morales, Diego Cisneros-Heredia 2004. Pristimantis walkeri. In: IUCN 2014