This species is known from two sites 50km apart in the municipalities of Pajarito and Garagoa, both in Boyacá Department, Colombia, where it is found between 1,350 and 2,060m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in shrubs in riparian cloud forest, often near streams. It occurs in secondary forest, but it is not known if it can survive outside forest. Reproduction is by direct development.
It is common and has been collected as recently as 2002.
Landscape transformation and habitat loss due to agricultural development and cattle ranching are major threats to its habitat.
It should be noted that some other species of Eleutherodactylus that are associated with streams have undergone dramatic declines and disappearances, possibly due to chytridiomycosis, so the status of this species should be monitored carefully.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, Jose Vicente Rueda 2004. Pristimantis carranguerorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56495A11475448. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56495A11475448.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019