This species is known from the northwestern slope of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in Colombia, from 1,500–2,600 m asl. Its EOO is 55 km2 and it occurs in two threat-defined locations.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an arboreal inhabitant of forested areas, but it has also been found in riparian forests and at the edge of rural roads (Rueda-Solano et al. 2016, L.A. Rueda-Solano pers. comm. 2016). It breeds by direct development.
It is relatively common. Between 2008 and 2014, 13 individuals were recorded during a survey at the experimental station of San Lorenzo in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Northern Colombia (Rueda-Solano et al. 2016). At the same localities in 2015–2016, however, the species was collected more frequently (L.A. Rueda-Solano pers. comm. 2016). Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
The main threats to the species are agriculture, mainly coffee plantations and livestock.
It is present in the private protected area Reserva El Dorado.
Improved habitat protection is required at sites where this species is known to occur.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history, and threats.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered because of its extent of occurrence (EOO) of 55 km2, it occurs in two threat-defined locations, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta due to agricultural activities and livestock.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis delicatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T56554A85865585. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T56554A85865585.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019