This species occurs on the lower Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, from the Pastaza trench (at 1,080-1,300m asl) and from the north in the Cordillera del Dué (at 1,150m asl). It is known from six localities.
Habitat and Ecology
An inhabitant of cloud forest, individuals have been found up to 2m above the ground on herbaceous plants, bushes, or low limbs of trees at night. It probably does not survive in degraded habitats. Breeding is presumed to be by direct development, but the site of egg deposition is not known.
It is an uncommon species.
The major threat is habitat loss and degradation due to agricultural development (particularly livestock farming), logging, and human settlement.
The geographic range of the species overlaps the Reserva Ecológica Antisana, Parque Nacional Sumaco, and Parque Nacional Llanganates.
John Lynch, Luis A. Coloma, Santiago Ron 2004. Pristimantis rubicundus. In: IUCN 2014