This species is known from three localities in the western part of Antioquia Department, on the western and eastern slopes of the Cordillera Occidental, and from one locality in northern Antioquia Department, Colombia, between 1,480 and 1,940 m asl. In 2014, the species was found at a new locality, Carmen del Atrato in Chocó Department (D. Mejia pers. comm. 2016). Its EOO is 954 km2 and it occurs at three threat-defined locations.
Habitat and Ecology
It is restricted to very humid forests, and occurs on Araceae vegetation and ferns, up to 2 m above the ground. Breeding is by direct development.
It is an uncommon species. Due to ongoing decline in the extent and quality of habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.
The main threats to the species (outside the site in the national park) are agriculture, livestock and illegal crops (Colombia Red List Assessment Workshop August 2016).
The species occurs within Parque Nacional de Las Orquídeas.
Improved habitat protection is required at sites where this species is known to occur.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status, natural history, and threats.
Red List Status
Listed as Endangered in view of its restricted distribution—its extent of occurrence (EOO) is estimated at 954 km2—in the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia, it occurs in three threat-defined locations, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of habitat due to agricultural activities, livestock and illegal crops.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2017. Pristimantis viridis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T57047A85880799. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T57047A85880799.en .Downloaded on 16 January 2019