This species is known from the Occidental slope of the central Cordillera, from Cerro Pan de Azucar, the vicinity of the type locality (Tenerife, Valle del Cauca department), and also from above Chaparal, in Tolima department, all in Colombia. It has been recorded from 2,850-3,460m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits sub-páramo and páramo areas, occurring on low vegetation and on the ground among grasses. It is a species that breeds via direct development. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats.
It is a relatively common species.
Habitat loss caused by deforestation, agricultural development, and illegal crops is a problem at lower elevations, but at higher elevations, where it mainly occurs, its habitat is not currently threatened.
The species' range includes National Natural Park Las Hermosas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2, it is common, occurs in habitats that are not significantly threatened, and does not appear to be in decline.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis peraticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56843A11543970. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56843A11543970.en .Downloaded on 12 November 2018