This recently described species is known from the area of Municipio de Inzá and Municipio Paéz, Cauca Department, Colombia, although it might occur more widely. It has been collected between 2,400 and 2,670m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a species found in high Andean forest, where specimens were located at night perched along streams. It presumably breeds by direct development.
There is no information on the population status of this species.
The threats to this species are not known, although it is likely to be impacted by forest loss arising due to smallholder farming and small-scale subsistence wood extraction.
It is not known if the species occurs in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis taciturnus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56990A11553007. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56990A11553007.en .Downloaded on 10 December 2018