This species is currently known only from the type locality of Finca La Antigua, vereda Palma de Oro, Betulia Municipality, Santander Department, Colombia, although it might occur more widely. It was collected between 1,300 and 1,700m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It was collected close to streams in very humid forest, and is presumed to reproduce by direct development.
It is known only from the type collection.
The threats to this species are not known, although it is likely to be impacted by forest loss due to smallholder farming and small-scale subsistence wood extraction.
It is not known if the species occurs in any protected areas.
John Lynch 2004. Pristimantis ixalus. In: IUCN 2014