This species is known from Antioquia, Risaralda, Valle del Cauca and Choco Departments, on the western flank of the western Andes in Colombia between 1,700 and 2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs on vegetation away from streams in sub-Andean forests. Its breeding habits have not been observed, although it presumably breeds in streams.
It is a rare species.
There are no major threats to this species at present.
Its range includes Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas and Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Erik Wild, John Lynch 2004. Cochranella megistra. In: IUCN 2014