This species can be found on the western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in Santander Department, Colombia, between 1,450–2,300 m asl. Its EOO is 2,992 km2 representing three threat-defined locations.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs on vegetation in the undergrowth of cloud forests. It can also be found at forest edges and shrubs in pastures, so it can tolerate some level of disturbance, but probably cannot tolerate the complete opening up of its habitat. It breeds by direct development.
This is a species common in localities that was last recorded in 2016 (Meza-Joya pers. comm. August 2016). Due to its tolerance to habitat modification in some localities, it is inferred that the population is stable.
Major threats include habitat loss and degradation due to agriculture and cattle ranching.
This species occurs in the Santuario de Fauna y Flora Guanentá Alto Río Fonce.
Additional survey work is needed to determine the current population status of this species.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is 2,992 km2, it occurs in fewer than five threat-defined locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat on the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis bacchus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56447A85861400. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T56447A85861400.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019