This species occurs between the departments of Antioquia, Caldas, Quindío, Tolima, Valle del Cauca Huila, and Cauca on the central Cordillera of Colombia, between 2,305–3,400 m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an inhabitant of sub-páramo and páramo areas, as well as upper primary and secondary montane forest. During the day it occurs on the ground, among low grass or under logs and rocks. At night, when active, it can be found on vegetation, especially in open areas on top of weeds. It breeds via direct development.
It is quite a common species and is considered to have a stable population.
Habitat loss caused by deforestation, agricultural development, and illegal crops are localized threats, but there are no threats overall to this species at present.
The species is found in several protected areas.
More information is needed on this species' distribution, population status and trends.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitats and presumed large population.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Pristimantis piceus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T56857A85878397. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T56857A85878397.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019