This species is known from the slopes and piedmont of the Cordillera Oriental in the Departments of Cundinamarca, Casanare, Meta and Caquetá, Colombia (Lynch 1994, Lynch 1996, Malambo-L. and Marin-V 2006, Pedroza-Banda et al. 2014). It has been recorded between 450–2,400 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is known from disturbed forests and occurs on bushy vegetation. However, it disappears when the forest is cleared (Lynch 2006 and Cáceres-Andrade and Urbina-Cardona 2009). It is associated with fast flowing streams, although it breeds by direct development and does not have an aquatic larval stage (Cáceres-Andrade and Urbina-Cardona 2009).
It is relatively abundant where it has been recorded, and was considered to be the most abundant species in Aguazul, Casanare (Pedroza-Banda et al. 2014). The population appears to be stable.
There are no major threats to the species survival at present. Deforestation for agriculture is a localized threat to the species, however it is known to tolerate a degree of habitat modification.
This species does not occur in any protected areas.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and threats.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, despite having a relatively restricted extent of occurrence (EOO = 16,542 km2), it is tolerant of a degree of habitat modification and has a presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis medemi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T56750A3048815. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T56750A3048815.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019