Pristimantis proserpens (Lynch, 1979)

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

Eleutherodactylus proserpens Lynch, 1979, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 66: 32. Holotype: USNM 198484, by original designation. Type locality: "between Sapote and Suro Rancho, Provincia Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, 2622 m."

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

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Elevations between 1707–2622 m in cloud forests on the Amazonian slopes of the eastern Andes in southern Ecuador and the adjacent Cordillera del Condor and Cordillera de Cutucú; expected in adjacent Peru.

Comment

Most closely related to Eleutherodactylus colodactylus according to Lynch, 1979, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 66: 35. 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 Duellman and Lynch, 1988, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 140: 125-142, for additional records. See account by Duellman and Pramuk, 1999, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 13: 1-78. 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 Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 220-221, for brief account. Brito-M., Batallas-R., and Yánez-Muñoz, 2017, Neotropical Biodiversity, 3: 125–156. provided a record from Morona Santiago, Ecuador and brief natural history notes. 

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