This species is known from the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia from the states of Antioquia, Cauca, Risaralda, Quindio and Valle del Cauca. It has been recorded between 1,140–3,200 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs inside forest, sub-páramo shrubland and páramo grassland, and during the day individuals are found inside bromeliads. It is found alongside mountain streams, and is also known from anthropogenic habitats such as pastureland. It is considered as generalist species and easily adaptable to modified landscapes (García et al. 2012). It breeds by direct development.
It is a common species and the population is considered to be stable.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as the fumigation of crops are a major threats to the species’ habitat, however the species is adaptable to a certain degree of habitat modification.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali and Parque Nacional Natural Tatama.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis brevifrons. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T56474A85860114. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T56474A85860114.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019