This species is known from four localities in the municipalities of Pensilvania and Samaná, in the department of Caldas, and from the municipality of Guatepé, in Antioquia Department, on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central, in Colombia. It has been recorded from 1,800-2,850m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is usually found on vegetation in the intermediate and lower strata of high-altitude Andean cloud forests; it is restricted to primary forest because of its moisture needs. It breeds by direct development.
It is an uncommon species.
The major threat is habitat loss due to agricultural development (including the cultivation of illegal crops).
Some populations of this species are within Florencia Forest, an area in the process of being declared a natural reserve area. There is an urgent need for the protection of remaining forest habitat within the range of this species, particularly given its senstivity to habitat disturbance.
Red List Status
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera 2004. Pristimantis parectatus. In: IUCN 2014