This species is known only from a single, very restricted locality in the Páramo de Los Conejos, in the Sierra de la Culata, in the state of Mérida, Venezuela. It has been recorded from 3,000-3,600m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a terrestrial species that inhabits páramo grassland. It breeds by direct development.
It is an uncommon species.
Agriculture and habitat disturbance by tourists are major threats.
The population is protected within the Parque Nacional Sierra de la Culata. Close population monitoring of this species is required given that it is known only from a single locality.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from fewer than five locations.
Enrique La Marca, Juan Elías García-Pérez 2004. Pristimantis colostichos. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56519A11490167. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56519A11490167.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018