This species is known from the slopes of the Oriental and Occidental Cordilleras in the departments of Santander and Boyacá, Colombia. It has been recorded from 2,460-3,340m asl. It probably occurs more widely, but this requires confirmation.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits typical vegetation of high Andean forest: gramineous, herbaceous and small bushes, lichens and moss, and natural pastures. Individuals are active in leaf-litter, and during the day they can be found under rocks. This is a species that breeds by direct development.
It is an uncommon species.
Habitat loss caused by deforestation due to agricultural development, creation of pine plantations, and overgrazing by goats, is a major threat.
Its range includes the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis lynchi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56736A11528088. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56736A11528088.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019