Pristimantis ornatissimus (Despax, 1911)

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

Eleutherodactylus ornatissimusStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 29.

Hylodes ornatissimus Despax, 1911, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, 17: 91. Holotype: MNHNP 1906.264, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 29. Type locality: "Equateur" (= Ecuador).

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) ornatissimusLynch, 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 ornatissimusHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

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

English Names

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

Ornate Rainfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 79). 

Distribution

Elevations of 280–1100 m in the Chocoan lowlands and adjacent foothills of northwestern Ecuador.

Comment

Redescribed by Lynch, 1970, Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 73: 173-177. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 120-121, who considered it in the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group. 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 ornatissimus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 363. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 79–80, provided an account and dot map for Ecuador. Guayasamin, Hutter, Tapia, Culebras, Peñafiel, Pyron, Morochz, Funk, and Arteaga-Navarro, 2017, PLoS One, 12(3:e0172615): 1–22, recognized Pristimantis ecuadorensis out of the former range of Pristimantis ornatissimus, restricting the range of the latter to elevations of < 1100 m. 

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