Pristimantis pteridophilus (Lynch and Duellman, 1997)

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

Eleutherodactylus pteridophilus Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 124. Holotype: KU 179106, by original designation. Type locality: "La Delicia, 2710 m ( 00° 22′ N, 78° 25′ W), Cordillera de Intac, Provincia Imbabura, Ecuador".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) pteridophilusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231.

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

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

English Names

Fern-loving Treefrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 82)

Distribution

Known only from five localities at elevations of 1665 to 2710 m elevation in the humid tropical regime and the humid temperate regime on the western flank of the Andes in the provinces of Imbabura and Pichincha, northwestern Ecuador.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) unistrigatus group according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. 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. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 82–83, provided an account and dot map for Ecuador. 

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