This species is known from an active volcano (Galeras) in the Municipality of Pasto, in the department of Nariño, in Colombia. It has been recorded from 3,150-3,720m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
The species is very adapted to volcanic soils and vegetation, and occurs at the sub-páramo and páramo altitudinal level and also slightly into forest. They are usually found under rocks or inside the sparse vegetation of the area. It breeds by direct development. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats, but there are no human settlements at these high elevations anyway.
It is a common species.
The main threat to the species is the active volcano, since there is not much human activity at this elevation.
Galeras is designated as a Fauna and Flora Sanctuary. There is a need for close population monitoring of this species, given its extremely restricted range.
Red List Status
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only a single location.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis repens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56905A11549275. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56905A11549275.en .Downloaded on 21 November 2018