Pristimantis curtipes (Boulenger, 1882)

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

Hylodes curtipes Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 218. Syntypes: BMNH 78.1.25.29-36, of which 3 exchanged to WCAB (now in MZUSP), MSNG, and USNM (now USNM 789); BMNH 78.1.25.29 designated lectotype by Lynch, 1981, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 72: 7. Type locality: "Intac", Provincia Imbabura, Ecuador.

Hylodes whymperi Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 218. Types: BMNH 1882.7.13.3–5 by museum records;  BMNH 1947.2.17.22 (a reregisterd number) designated lectotype by Lynch, 1981, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 72: 7. Type localities: "Tortorillas, Chimboraza [Province] (13,200 feet)", and "Cotocachi (13,000 feet)", Imbaburas Province, Ecuador; restricted to Tortorillas by lectotype designation. (Boulenger, 1882, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 9: 466, refers to "Two specimens from Pichincha (11,000 to 12,000 feet), one from the valley of Collanes (12,500 feet), one from Cotocachi (13,000 feet) and two from Tortorillas, lower slopes of Chimborazo (13,200 feet)", so if the second description actually appeared first, some change in type status will be warranted. Synonymy by Lynch, 1981, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 72: 7. See more complete description in Boulenger, 1882, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 9: 457-467.

Eleutherodactylus whymperiStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 264.

Eleutherodactylus curtipesStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Peters, 1955, Rev. Ecuat. Entomol. Parsitol., 2: 346.

Hyla chimboe Fowler, 1913, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 65: 157. Holotype: ANSP 18137 by original designation. Type locality: "Mountains above Chimbo [= San José del Chimbo], 10,000-10,800 feet", Chimborazo Province, Ecuador. Synonymy by Lynch, 1981, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 72: 7.

Eleutherodactylus anae Rivero, 1986, Caribb. J. Sci., 22: 107. Holotype: UPRM 7017, by original designation. Type locality: "Pifo (Hacienda del Dr. Camilo Ponce Enríquez, ex-presidented de la República), Prov. Pichincha, Ecuador, alrededor de 3000 m." Synonymy by Wiens and Coloma, 1992, J. Herpetol., 26: 196-207.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) curtipesLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154. Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223.

Pristimantis curtipesHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10094. Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) curtipesHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 121.

English Names

Intac Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74).

Distribution

Elevations of 2750-4400 m on the Nudo de Pasto of southern Colombia (2745–4400 m elevation) and in the western and eastern Andes of Ecuador south to the Desierto de Palmira.

Comment

Lynch, 1981, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 72: 7–25, described geographic variation and provided a diagnosis. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, Eleutherodactylus curtipes group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Politécnica, Quito, 25: 121–122, provided distributional data for Ecuador. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) curtipes species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 120–121. In the reformulated Pristimantis devillei species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. Brito-M., Batallas-R., and Yánez-Muñoz, 2017, Neotropical Biodiversity, 3: 125–156. provided a record of Pristimantis aff curtipes from Morona Santiago, Ecuador and brief natural history notes. 

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