This species occurs in the Páramo de Tamá, in the State of Táchira, Venezuela, and in the pàramos in the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia (in the Departments of Boyacà, Norte de Santander, and Santander). Its altitudinal range is 2,500-4,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a species of páramo montane grassland. It breeds by direct development.
It is apparently an abundant species, but has only seldom been recorded in recent years due to lack of effort.
Apart from the effects of fire on its habitat, this species is probably not facing any significant threats.
It occurs in the Parque Nacional Tamá in Venezuela, and in the PNN Pisba and the PNN El Cocuy in Colombia.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 5,000 km2, it is common, occurs in habitats that are not significantly threatened, and does not appear to be in decline.
Enrique La Marca, Jose Vicente Rueda, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis nicefori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56789A11523590. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56789A11523590.en