Pristimantis nyctophylax (Lynch, 1976)

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

Eleutherodactylus nyctophylax Lynch, 1976, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 55: 16. Holotype: KU 110909, by original designation. Type locality: "Tandapi, Prov. Pichincha, Ecuador, 1460 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) nyctophylaxLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229.

Pristimantis nyctophylaxHeinicke, 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) nyctophylaxHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128.

English Names

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

Watchful Rainfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 78). 

Distribution

Elevations of 1140–2100 m on the western flank of the Andes in the provinces of Cotopaxi and Pichincha, Ecuador.

Comment

See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 118-119, who placed this taxon in the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229. 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 nyctophylax) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 361. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 78–79, provided an account and dot map for Ecuador. 

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