This recently described species is known only from the area of the type locality of Sitio Sisavita, Vereda Carrizal, in the municipality of Cucutilla, Norte de Santander Department, Colombia. Animals have been collected at 2,250m asl, and it might occur more widely than is currently known.
Habitat and Ecology
It appears to be specifically associated with patches of moss along trails (presumably trails within forest). It is not found within the forest interior or in open areas. Animals may be found perched on ferns at night. It is a direct developing species and is thought to be a seasonal breeder. It is assumed to not be adaptable to habitat change.
This is an abundant species within its specific habitat type.
The specific threats to this species are not known, although it is likely to be impacted by habitat loss due to smallholder farming, and small-scale subsistence wood extraction.
It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been described, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status, threats and ecological requirements.
John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis batrachites. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56454A11480866. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T56454A11480866.en .Downloaded on 15 November 2018