This species is known from the type locality (Murri) and from Parque Nacional Natural Las Orquideas, both in the municipality of Frontino, in Antioquia Department, on the western flank of the Cordillera Occidental, in Colombia, from 1,100-2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is usually found on low vegetation and in leaf-litter, inside cloud forests and very humid forest; it has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It breeds by direct development.
It is more common at Murri than at Parque Nacional Natural Las Orquideas.
Outside the national park, there is increasing pressure on the remaining habitat from agricultural development, including the planting of illegal crops.
Although this species occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Las Orquideas, the type locality remains unprotected. Further research is needed to determine whether this species occurs outside the two known localities.
Red List Status
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis bellona. In: IUCN 2014