This species is known from Valle del Cauca department northwards to Antioquia department on the Central Cordillera, in Colombia, between 2,250–3,600 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in areas from cloud forest up to páramo. It inhabits and thrives in disturbed forests, and is very common on low vegetation next to roads and streams. During the day it can be found under rocks and logs. It breeds by direct development. It is quite tolerant of habitat modification; its only requirement is moist conditions.
It is a very common species.
There are no major threats to this adaptable species. In the 2004 assessment, the species was flagged as potentially susceptible to infection by the chytrid fungus as with other species in the genus, but there is no further information on this threat.
There are subpopulations inside Los Nevados National Natural Park. Some subpopulations are also within the Florencia Forest, an area that is in the process of being declared a natural reserve. It might also occur in other protected areas.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history, and threats.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and remaining suitable habitat across its range.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis uranobates. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T57026A85882202. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T57026A85882202.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019