Pristimantis latidiscus (Boulenger, 1898)

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

Hylodes latidiscus Boulenger, 1898, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1898: 121. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.15.66-67 (formerly 98.4.28.108-109), according to XXX. Type locality: "Cachabé [=Cachabí], a small village [about 10 miles southeast of Concepción] on the river of that name, on the N. W. Coast, in the Prov. Esmeraldas", Ecuador. Lynch and Myers, 1983, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 175: 515, discussed this locality and noted that it is not the same as San Javier de Cachabí.

Eleutherodactylus latidiscusStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Dunn, 1933, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 8D: 68; Parker, 1934, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 14: 267.

Eleutherodactylus latidiscus latidiscusCochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 416.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) latidiscusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227.

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

Pristimantis (Hypodictyon) latidiscusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 114.

English Names

Disc Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76).

Distribution

Lowland forests below 830 m in northwestern Ecuador and southwestern Colombia.

Comment

See Lynch, Ruiz-Carranza, and Ardila-Robayo, 1994, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 170: 1-42, for discussion and redefinition of this and similar species, as well as assignment to the Eleutherodactylus cruentus group. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 108-110, who placed this in the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 227, placed this species in his Eleutherodactylus martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus cruentus group. In the Pristimantis (Hypodictyon) ridens species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 114, and in the Pristimantis ridens species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. Crawford, Cruz, Griffith, Ross, Ibáñez D., Lips, Driskell, Bermingham, and Crump, 2013, Mol. Ecol. Resources, 13: 1005–1018, detected potential cryptic lineages within this taxon. 

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