This species is known from four localities in the municipalities of Pensilvania, Aguadas, and Samaná, in Caldas Department, and from the municipalities of Sonsón, Belmira, Bello and Sabanitas in Antioquia Department, on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central, Colombia (Colombia Red List Assessment Workshop August 2016). It has been recorded between 1,700–3,100 m asl. Its EOO is 4,621 km2.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is usually found on vegetation in the intermediate and lower strata of high-altitude Andean cloud forests and sub-páramo habitat. It does not appear to tolerate degraded habitats due to its moisture needs. Its habitat is immersed in a matrix of agricultural fields, livestock ranching and deforested areas. It breeds by direct development.
It is a common species. Most of the population of this species occurs in small subpopulations with no exchange of individuals among them. The population is therefore considered as severely fragmented. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population appears to be decreasing.
The major threat is habitat loss due to agricultural activities, livestock and logging.
Some subpopulations of this species are within Selva de Florencia National Park.
There is a need to protect the páramo and sub-páramo habitas where the species occurs.
Research is needed to better determine its distribution, population size and trends and the threats that may be affecting it.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 4,621 km2, its population is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of habitat due to agricultural activities, livestock and logging.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis parectatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56829A85876693. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T56829A85876693.en .Downloaded on 20 February 2019