This species is known only from the type locality, Deude Paramo, in Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia, on an isolated mountain at 3,300-3,600m asl. It might occur more widely.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in grasses in páramo, where it breeds by direct development.
This species is known from only a few specimens.
There are no threats to at present as it occurs at such high altitudes that there are no human disturbances to its habitat.
There are no protected areas within the range of this species. A protected area would be desirable for this species, to prevent human disturbance from reducing the species' already restricted range in the future. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence, ecological requirements and population status is needed, in particular to determine if it occurs outside the vicinity of the type locality.
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 and ecological requirements.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis xeniolum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57058A11575969. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57058A11575969.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019