This species is known only from two sites on the crest of the Serranía de los Paraguas on the border of the departments of Chocó and Valle del Cauca, in Colombia, from 2,100-2,250m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
Individuals perch on low vegetation inside dense undisturbed forests. It breeds by direct development.
It is a rare species.
There are no threats to the species' habitat at present, but there are plans to build a road along the Serranía de los Paraguas that will threaten the species' habitat in the future if it goes ahead as planned.
It is not currently recorded from any protected area, but there are ongoing efforts to transform the Serrania de los Paraguas into a wildlife reserve. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species given its very limited range.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis xylochobates. In: IUCN 2014