This species occurs in the areas of Murri, Las Orquideas and San Jose del Palmar, on the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental, in Colombia, from 1,140-1,540m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits low vegetation, especially ferns next to streams in primary forest, and has not been recorded outside forest habitat. It breeds by direct development.
It is a reasonably common species.
The main threat to the species is habitat loss caused by agricultural development (including the cultivation of illegal crops).
Some populations occur in Parque Nacional Natural Las Orquideas, but there is a need for additional protection of primary forest habitat in the range of this species.
Red List Status
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera 2004. Pristimantis polychrus. In: IUCN 2014