Pristimantis pulvinatus (Rivero, 1968)

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

Eleutherodactylus pulvinatus Rivero, 1968, Breviora, 306: 4. Holotype: MCZ 64741, by original designation. Type locality: "Paso del Danto, region of La Escalera around 1400 m, above San Isidro road from El Dorado to Sta. Elena de Uairén, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela".

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

Pristimantis pulvinatusHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2; Myers and Donnelly, 2008, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 308: 147.

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) pulvinatusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118.

English Names

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

Distribution

La Escalera and the upland forests of the Gran Sabana region of southeastern Venezuela; Mount Ayaganna in adjacent western Guyana.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, unassigned to species group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. See comments regarding distribution by Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 53–54. Myers and Donnelly, 2008, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 308: 79-82, discussed material from Auyantepui, Venezuela. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2009, R. Ontario Mus. Contrib. Sci., 4: 16, commented on specimens from Mount Ayanganna, Guyana. In the subgenus Pristimantis, but unnassigned to species group by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 171. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 389, for brief account and records for Guyana. Jablonski, Grul'a, Barrio-Amorós, and Kok, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 473–478, compared the mt 16s sequence of this species with other species in the eastern tepuis of Venezuela and Guyana. 

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