This species is known from the departments of Antioquia and Caldas on the Oriental slope, of the northern central Cordillera, and from the occidental slope of the oriental Cordillera in the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. It has been recorded from 800-1,880m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
A nocturnal species, it is usually found under bushes, in forest edge, secondary forest, and open areas in forests. It breeds by direct development. It is able to withstand significant disturbance of its forest habitat and actually seems to benefit from it.
It is a common species especially in secondary forest.
There are no major threats to this adaptable species at present.
Some populations of this species are slightly below the Florencia Forest, an area that is in the process of being declared a natural reserve area. Unfortunately they will most likely not be included in this reserve, however protection of this species' habitat is probably not necessary at present as it is tolerant of significant disturbance of its habitat.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its Extent of Occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km2, it is common and adaptable with 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 viejas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57043A11573535. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57043A11573535.en .Downloaded on 17 January 2019