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 2,400–3,300 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is an inhabitant of high-elevation cloud forest and páramo, with many specimens found under rocks and logs on very humid soils during the day. At night, individuals are active on vegetation up to 1 m above the ground. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats. It breeds by direct development.
It is a very common species and it is considered to have a stable population.
The threats to this species are unknown, however there appears to be adequate remaining suitable habitat across its known range.
The range of the species includes Purace and Nevado de Huila National Natural Parks.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends, and threats.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, despite having a relatively restricted extent of occurrence (EOO = 4,416 km2), it is very common and has a presumed large population, it occurs in two large protected areas and there is remaining suitable habitat across its range.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis leptolophus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T56715A85869344. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T56715A85869344.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019