This species is known from the eastern and western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental, and the eastern and western slopes north of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Antioquia, Caldas, Quindio, Risaralda and Valle del Cauca. It has been recorded from 980–2,600 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is associated with premontane and montane forests, cloud forests and secondary forests. It is found in the forest interiors (Cubides and Cardona 2011), although it is also found on low vegetation and is very common in roadside forests, especially juvenile individuals. It breeds by direct development.
It is relatively abundant where it has been recorded, and the population is considered to be stable.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as the fumigation of crops is a major threat to the species’ habitat.
Its range includes several protected areas.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis erythropleura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T56587A85864349. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T56587A85864349.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019