This species is known from the Cordillera Occidental of Colombia from the states of Antioquia, Cauca, Risaralda, Quindio and Valle del Cauca. It has been recorded from 1,140-3,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It occurs inside forest, sub-páramo shrubland and páramo grassland, and during the day individuals are found inside bromeliads. It is found alongside mountain streams. It breeds by direct development and is also known from anthropogenic habitats such as pastureland.
It is a common species.
Agriculture, both crops and livestock, as well as the fumigation of crops is a major threat to the species’ habitat.
Its range includes Parque Nacional Natural Farallones de Cali and Parque Nacional Natural Tatama.
Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla, Mariela Osorno-Muñoz, Jose Vicente Rueda, Adolfo Amézquita, María Cristina Ardila-Robayo 2004. Pristimantis brevifrons. In: IUCN 2014