Pristimantis elegans (Peters, 1863)

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

Liuperus elegans Peters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 447. Holotype: ZMB 4914 according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 46, who could not locate the specimen. Type locality: "Bogotá", Cundinamarca, Colombia.

Hylodes Fuhrmanni Peracca, 1914, Mem. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 5: 104. Syntypes: (5 specimens) deposition not stated, but presumably MZUT. Type locality: "Paramo [de] Cruz Verde, montagnes à l'Est de Bogota (C[ordillères]. or[ientales]., alt. 3000 à 3600 m.)", Colombia. Synonymy by Dunn, 1944, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 6: 75.

Eleutherodactylus elegansDunn, 1944, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 6: 75.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) elegansLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch, 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 elegansHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Eastern slope of the Cordillera Oriental in the paramos and cloud forests of the Departments of Cundinamarca and Boyacá, Colombia, 2600–3300 m elevation.

Comment

See account by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 409-411. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. Lynch and Renjifo, 2001, Guia Anf. Rept. Bogota: 54, presented a brief account and photograph. 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 elegans) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 335.

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