This species occurs in Colombia in the Cordillera Oriental (including the Serranía de Los Motilones), in the Departments of Norte de Santander and Santander; and in Macizo de Tamá and the Cordillera de Merida in Venezuela. Its altitudinal range is 1,600-2,700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It lives in cloud forests, including secondary forest, and in terrestrial bromeliads in sub-páramo bush land. It breeds by direct development.
It is an abundant species.
The major threats are deforestation for agricultural development, illegal crops, logging, and human settlement, and pollution resulting from the spraying of illegal crops. Deforestation due to potato cultivation is perhaps the most significant threat. However, many of its habitats, especially at higher altitudes, are unlikely to be seriously threatened.
It occurs in the Area Natural Unica los Estoraques and the Estacion Experimental El Rasgon in Venezuela. Its occurrence in protected areas in Colombia is unclear.
Eleutherodactylus chlorosoma was synonymized with P. prolixodiscus by Lynch (2003).
Enrique La Marca, Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Pristimantis prolixodiscus. In: IUCN 2014