This species is known only from the type locality, which is given as El Cerro de Tatama, in Choco Department, Colombia, at 4,050m asl. However, this locality is actually in Risaralda Department.
Habitat and Ecology
The habitat at the type locality is páramo. This species presumably breeds by direct development.
The population status of this species is unknown, as it is known only from one specimen.
There are no threats to its habitat at present as it is at too high an altitude for human interest.
It occurs in Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis xestus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57059A11576064. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57059A11576064.en .Downloaded on 19 January 2019