This species is known from the type locality and a discontinuous range in the departments of Boyaca, Cundinamarca and Meta in Colombia. It has been recorded from 3,100-3,870m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of sub-páramo shrubland, páramo grassland, and forested areas. It is usually found on vegetation, or during the day it can be found under rocks and logs, and in active periods on low vegetation. It also occurs in secondary forest. It breeds by direct development.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as fires are major threats to the species’ habitat.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, it is common, adaptable, and does not appear to be in decline.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis nervicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56788A11523389. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56788A11523389.en