Pristimantis melanoproctus (Rivero, 1984)

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

Eleutherodactylus melanoproctus Rivero, 1984 "1982", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 42: 75. Holotype: UPRM 4407, by original designation. Type locality: "15 km. Delicias a Rubio, 1.800 m. Edo. Táchira, Venezuela".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) melanoproctusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) melanoproctusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118.

English Names

Black-marked Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77).


Known from the type locality in the state of Táchira, Venezuela, and from the municipality of Toledo in Norte de Santander, Colombia. 


In Eleutherodactylus lentiginosus complex of the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, not assigned to species group by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. In the subgenus Pristimantis, but unnassigned to species group by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118, or by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 127. Reported from the municipality of Toledo, Norte de Santander, Colombia by Acevedo-Rincón, Franco-Pallares, and Silva-Pérez, 2014, Rev. Biodivers. Neotrop., 4: 165. 

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