This species is known from the Occidental Cordillera (departments of Antioquia and Cauca), and from the Occidental slope of the Central Cordillera (departments of Valle del Cauca and Caldas) and the Oriental slope of the Central Cordillera (department of Caldas), Colombia. It has been recorded between 1,580–2,600 m asl (Castro-Herrera and Vargas-Salinas 2008).
Habitat and Ecology
This species is an inhabitant of primary and secondary forests, and is also well adapted to disturbed areas. It is nocturnal and occurs on low vegetation. It breeds by direct development.
It is a common species and the population is considered to be stable.
The fumigation of crops is a major threat to the species’ habitat.
Its range includes several protected areas, including Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Munchique, PNN Serrania Los Paraguas, PNN Las Orquideas, Regional Reserve Ucumari, Regional Reserve Río Blanco, and Regional Reserve Bosques de Florencia.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis thectopternus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T57002A85880312. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T57002A85880312.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019