Pristimantis colodactylus (Lynch, 1979)

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

Eleutherodactylus colodactylus Lynch, 1979, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 66: 15. Holotype: KU 142151, by original designation. Type locality: "13.5 km E Loja, at the crest (Abra de Zamora) on the frontier between Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces, Ecuador, 2800 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) colodactylusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) colodactylusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128.

English Names

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

Distribution

Cloud forest and subpáramo of the high Amazonian slopes of the Andes in southern Ecuador at 2195–3140 m, and from the crest and Pacific versant of the Cordillera between Chanchaque and Huancabamba, Departamento Piurá, Peru, at 2870–3100 m; also found on the ridge above San José de Lourdes, in the Cordillera Occidental of the Departamento Cajamarca.

Comment

See Duellman and Wild, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 157: 1-53, for brief account on Peruvian specimens. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222. Duellman and Lehr, 2007, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 39: 1–13, briefly discussed the range. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) unistrigatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128. Not assignable to a 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 chlorophenax) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 327. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 161–162, for brief account.

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