This species occurs in cloud forest in the municipalities of Pensilvania and Samaná, in Caldas Department, and also in the municipalities of Anori, Amalfi, Yarumal, Guatape and Carmen del Viboral in Antioquia Department, on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central, in Colombia, between 1,800–2,650 m asl. Its EOO is 7,759 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal, nocturnal species that inhabits areas covered by dense primary forest. It appears to tolerate some degree of disturbance of its habitat, as it has been collected in secondary forest (P. Gutierrez pers. comm. August 2016). It breeds by direct development.
It is not a common species. Most of the population is distributed in small subpopulations without exchange of individuals among them. The population is therefore considered severely fragmented. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
The main threat is habitat loss caused by deforestation for agricultural development (including the cultivation of illegal crops) and from logging.
The species is present in Selvas de Florencia National Park and, the private protected area, Reserva Natural La Forzosa.
Research is needed to better determine its distribution, population size and trends and the threats that may be affecting it.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 7,759 km2, its population is severely fragmented, and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat due to agricultural activities, and livestock.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis lemur. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56709A85869548. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T56709A85869548.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019