The occurrence of this species is clustered around the series of volcanoes that lie along the frontier of the departments of Cauca and Huila (Coconuco, Huila, Pan de Azúcar, Puracé, and Sotará), in Colombia. It has been recorded from 2,800-3,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is an inhabitant of high-elevation cloud forest and páramos. Many specimens were found under rocks and logs on very humid soils during the day. At night, they are active on vegetation up to 1m above the ground. It is a species that breeds by direct development. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats.
It is a very common species.
There are no major threats to this species at present.
The range of the species includes National Natural Park Purace and Nevado de Huila National Natural Parks.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis leptolophus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56715A11521876. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56715A11521876.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018