Pristimantis riveti (Despax, 1911)

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Both Andean cordilleras at elevations of 2620–3420 m surrounding the Cuenca basin in southern 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. Synonymized with Eleutherodactylus curtipes by Lynch, 1969, Herpetologica, 25: 266, but resurrected by Lynch, 1979, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 66: 37, who provided an account, considered it most closely related to Eleutherodactylus balionotus, and noted previous misidentifications in the literature. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Politécnica, Quito, 25: 128, provided distributional data for Ecuador. 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 statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus riveti) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 621.

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