This species is only known from the type locality in the municipio of the Andes, on Cordillera Occidental of Antioquia Department in the Colombian Andes. There is no information about the altitudinal range for the species due to confusing data about the distribution of the species (W. Bolívar, A. Ramírez, F. Vargas-Salinas, P. Gutiérrez, M. Bernal, G. González, D. Gómez and M. Rivera pers. comm. August 2016). The previously reported specimens from Caldas are misidentifications of Pristimantis veletis (G. González pers. comm. August 2016).
Cochran (1970) recorded one individual from Valle de Cauca Cisneros below 500 m asl, but Lynch (1997, 1998b) and Ruiz-Carranza, Ardila-Robayo, and Lynch (1996) did not consider this to be a valid record. It was probably by mistake that Acosta-Galvis (2000) included Valle del Cauca in its distribution.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information about the habitat of the species.
The last known specimen was collected in the 1940s. There have been no recent surveys for the species (W. Bolívar, A. Ramírez, F. Vargas-Salinas, P. Gutiérrez, M. Bernal, G. González, D. Gómez and M. Rivera pers. comm. August 2016).
There is no information about the threats affecting this species.
The species is not found in any protected area (following the assignment of subpopulations to P. veletis).
Further research in population trends, ecology and distribution are recommended for the species.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient because its taxonomy status, distribution, abundance, trend, and threats are too poorly known to allow the species to be placed in another category.
Mention of this species by Kattan (1984) refers to P. capitonis.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis cabrerai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56483A85859777. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T56483A85859777.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019