This species is known from northern and western areas from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the locality of San Lorenzo, in the departments of Cesar, Guajira, and Magdalena in Colombia. It has been recorded from 1,300-2,450m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This is a terrestrial species known from cloud forest areas. It occurs in closed-canopy (up to 25 m) secondary forest, riparian forest, and pine plantations (Carvajalino-Fernández et al., 2008). It can be found on fallen leaves and under rocks and logs. It breeds by direct development.
It is very common. Recently found in surveys at San Lorenzo (Carvajalino-Fernández et al., 2008).
Cultivation and fumigation of crops, and the rearing of livestock, are major threats to this species' habitat
Its range includes Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Red List Status
Near Threatened (NT)
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2010. Pristimantis megalops. In: IUCN 2014