This species occurs in cloud forest sites on the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in Antioquia and Chocó departments, in Colombia, between 1,790–2,250 m asl. It probably also occurs in the western Department of Risaralda as well, but there are currently no records from there.
Habitat and Ecology
The species inhabits heavily degraded areas next to dense forests. It is common to find them on the ground, among leaf-litter, on herbaceous vegetation or grasses. It is not common inside the forest. It breeds by direct development, and requires very moist conditions, hence the degraded habitat must still be moist.
At different localities it can either be uncommon or very abundant. The population is considered to be stable.
The threats to this species are unknown, however it appears to be tolerant to habitat modification providing that the habitat remains moist.
The range of the species includes Park National Natural Tatama and Park National Natural Orquideas.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, and threats.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern because, despite having a relatively restricted extent of occurrence (EOO = 8,378 km2), it is tolerant of a degree of habitat modification and has a presumed large, stable population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis restrepoi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T56906A85875929. .Downloaded on 18 November 2018