This species occurs in the Paramos de Chingaza and Sumapaz, Cundinamarca Department, Colombia. There is also an unconfirmed record in the Paramo de Guerrero, Cundinamarca Department in Colombia (Frost 2016), which is not mapped here. Its altitudinal range is between 2,560–3,870 m asl and its EOO is 2,614 km2 representing three threat-defined locations.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in low shrubs in páramo habitat, and is able to tolerate some habitat disturbance. It breeds by direct development.
This species was recorded as abundant in appropriate habitat in 2001. Recent records come from Cerros Orientales de Bogotá (www.inaturalist.org - J. Fernandez 2014). Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of the habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
Habitat loss caused by fires and cattle ranching is a major threat.
This species occurs in Chingaza and Sumapaz National Parks.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 2,614 km2, it occurs in fewer than five threat-defined locations, and there is ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis affinis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56400A85856751. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T56400A85856751.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019