This species is known from the altiplano antioqueño from the central Cordillera, in the Department of Antioquia, in Colombia, between 1,800 and 3,100m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a nocturnal species that is active inside dense forests and can also persist in secondary forest and wet pastureland on the ground. It breeds by direct development and is very dependent on moisture.
It is quite a common species.
There are no major threats to the species at present. Cattle ranching and agriculture are localized threats at present.
The range of the species does not include any protected areas. More research into the species' Extent of Occurrence is needed.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Fernando Castro, Maria Isabel Herrera, John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis paisa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56820A11539251. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56820A11539251.en .Downloaded on 21 January 2019