This species is endemic to the central cordilleras of Panama, ranging from 700-1,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is associated with low vegetation in humid montane forest. Breeding is by direct development, although the site of egg deposition is not known.
It is generally rare, but common in a few sites such as the head of the Río Changuinola and the Bosque Protector Palo in Bocas del Toro Province and the continental divide near Copé, Coclé Province.
The principal threat is habitat loss, mainly due to small-scale subsistence wood extraction.
Much of its range is included in protected areas, including Parque Nacional Chagres.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in Panama.
Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2010. Pristimantis museosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T56780A11521073. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56780A11521073.en .Downloaded on 12 December 2018