Pristimantis calcarulatus (Lynch, 1976)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Ceuthomantinae > Genus: Pristimantis > Species: Pristimantis calcarulatus

Eleutherodactylus calcarulatus Lynch, 1976, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 55: 6. Holotype: KU 111218, by original designation. Type locality: "Tandapi, Prov. Pichincha, Ecuador, 1460 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) calcarulatusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 221.

Pristimantis calcarulatusHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

English Names

Spurred Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 73).

Spurred Rainfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 59). 

Distribution

Cloud forests on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Occidental wouth of the Rio Guaylabama in Pichincha and Cotopaxi provincds of Ecuador , 1850–2070 m elevation; records from north of this barrier apply to unnamed species or Pristimantis cedros (see comment). 

Comment

Probably most closely related to Eleutherodactylus frater, Eleutherodactylus ockendeni, and Eleutherodactylus taeniatus according to Lynch, 1976, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 55: 7. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 74-75. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 221. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) unistrigatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128. Not assignable to species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 127. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus calcarulatus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 324. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 59–61, provided an account and dot map for Ecuador. Many records from Ecuador and Colombia assigned either to Pristimantis pahuma and Pristimantis cedros, or considered referrable to unnamed species by Hutter and Guayasamin, 2015, Neotropical Biodiversity, 1: 36–59. 

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