This species is known from between the departments of Cauca and Huila, on the Cordillera Central, in Colombia, between 3,200–3,500 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits bushy and herbaceous vegetation in páramo. It is active mostly at night, although it calls during the day from shelters. It has not been recorded from anthropogenic habitats. It breeds by direct development.
It is relatively abundant where it has been recorded and is considered to have a stable population.
There are no major threats to this species at present. Although there might be some localized threats, its habitat is largely isolated from threat due to its high elevation.
Some subpopulations occur in protected areas, including National Natural Park Purace and National Natural Park Huila.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
This species is listed as Least Concern because, despite having a relatively restricted extent of occurrence (EOO = 3,475 km2), its population is considered to be stable, there are no current major threats to the species or its habitat, and it occurs in several protected areas.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis obmutescens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T56800A85867226. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T56800A85867226.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019