This species is known from the municipalities of Sonson and Belmira, in the high and sub-páramo areas of the department of Antioquia, and is also reported from Caldas Department, inside the Florencia forest, between Samana and Pensilvania, in Colombia, from 2,560-2,900m asl. It is unlikely that the species will be found to occur in between known localities as most of the habitat has already been degraded or destroyed.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of primary forest, and is active on leaves and branches on high or medium strata. It breeds by direct development.
It is not a common species.
The major threat to the species is habitat loss caused by deforestation for agricultural development (including the cultivation of illegal crops).
The range of the species includes Florencia Forest, an area in the process of being declared a natural reserve.
Red List Status
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis maculosus. In: IUCN 2014