Pristimantis prolatus (Lynch and Duellman, 1980)

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

Eleutherodactylus prolatus Lynch and Duellman, 1980, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 69: 51. Holotype: KU 166008, by original designation. Type locality: "2 km SSW Río Reventador, Provincia Napo, Ecuador, 1490 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) prolatusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231.

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

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

English Names

Hidden Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 78).

Distribution

Cloud forests (1140 to 1700 m elevation) on the eastern face of the Andes and the Cordillera de Cutucú in Ecuador.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. See also Duellman and Lynch, 1988, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 140: 125-142. 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: 128. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus prolatus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 371. Reyes-Puig, Reyes-Puig, and Yánez-Muñoz, 2013, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 5(2): B5-B13, commented on the range in Ecuador. Brito-M., Batallas-R., and Yánez-Muñoz, 2017, Neotropical Biodiversity, 3: 125–156, provided ecords of Pristimantis prolatus and Pristimantis aff. prolatus from Morona Santiago, Ecuador and brief natural history notes.  

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