This species is known from two localities in the Andes of Venezuela and Colombia: near the town of La Grita at 1,768m asl in Táchira State, in Venezuela; and from Cabeceras del Río Pamplona, at 1,700m asl, on the border between Venezuela and Colombia.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of evergreen dry montane gallery forests, where it is typically found on rocks in streams. In Colombia it has been found in open, disturbed areas. It is presumed to breed by direct development.
It was found to be common in one stream in 1985, but could not be found in nearby streams. It was also found to be common on the Venezuela-Colombia border in 1992. The absence of subsequent records might be due to a lack of survey effort.
Its forest habitat is being degraded for potato cultivation, but there is some evidence that it is adaptable to at least a measure of habitat alteration, so this degradation of its habitat might not be a serious threat to it.
It should be noted that some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.
Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Pristimantis lentiginosus. In: IUCN 2014