Pristimantis ruidus (Lynch, 1979)

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

Eleutherodactylus ruidus Lynch, 1979, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 66: 40. Holotype: AMNH 17590, by original designation. Type locality: "Molleturo, Provincia Azuay, Ecuador, 2317 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) ruidusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 130–131.

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

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Known only from the type locality at 2317 m in cloud forest on the Pacific slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in the Province of Azuay, Ecuador.

Comment

This species may represent a southern vicariant of Eleutherodactylus orcesi and Eleutherodactylus thymelensis, according to Lynch, 1979, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 66: 43. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 130-131, who placed it in the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group. 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.

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