Pristimantis rubicundus (Jiménez de la Espada, 1875)

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

Hylodes rubicundus Jiménez de la Espada, 1875, Vert. Viaje Pacif. Verif. 1862–1865: pl. 3, fig. 4. Holotype: MNCN specimen figured in plate 3, fig. 4 of the original; now lost, according to Lynch and Duellman, 1980, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 69: 54. Type locality: Not stated.

Eleutherodactylus rubicundusStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Gorham, 1966, Das Tierreich, 85: 99.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) rubicundusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232.

Eleutherodactylus rubricundusSavage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 227. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

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

Pristimantis (Hypodictyon) rubicundusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 116.

English Names

Trench Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 79).

Distribution

Lower Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, from the lower part of the Pastaza trench (1080 to 1300 m) north to the Cordillera del Dué (1150 m), Ecuador.

Comment

Taxonomic disposition discussed by Lynch and Schwartz, 1971, J. Herpetol., 5: 103-114. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1980, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 69: 54-56. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) cerasinus series, Eleutherodactylus cerasinus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 227, included this species in his Eleutherodactylus cerasinus series, Eleutherodactylus cerasinus group. In the Pristimantis (Hypodictyon) rubicundus group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 116. In the Pristimantis ridens species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus rubicundus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 375. Reyes-Puig, Reyes-Puig, and Yánez-Muñoz, 2013, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 5(2): B5-B13, commented on the range in Ecuador. 

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