Pristimantis spinosus (Lynch, 1979)

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

Eleutherodactylus spinosus Lynch, 1979, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 66: 43. Holotype: USNM 199891, by original designation. Type locality: "Sapote, Provincia Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, 2470 m."

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

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

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Cloud forests on the Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera de Matanga and Cordillera del Condor in southern Ecuador, 1707–2835 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group, according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. 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 spinosus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 621.

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