Pristimantis sternothylax (Duellman and Wild, 1993)

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

Eleutherodactylus sternothylax Duellman and Wild, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 157: 17. Holotype: KU 219793, by original designation. Type locality: "western slope of the Cordillera de Huancabamba, 16 km (by road) ENE of Canchaque (05°23′S, 79°34′W, 1840 m), Provincia Huancabamba, Departamento Piura, Peru".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) stenothylaxLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233.

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

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Elevations of 1735 to 1840 m in humid montane forest on the western slope of the Cordillera de Huancabamba in northern Peru; also recorded from the Cordillera Occidental at Chota (Departamento de Cajamarca) and Cerro Aypate and Toronche, Departamento de Piura, Peru; Provincia Loja, Ecuador, at 4527 to 4538 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233. Duellman and Lehr, 2007, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 39: 1–13, briefly discussed the range. 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 Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 241–242, for brief account. Yánez-Muñoz, Toral-Contreras, Meza-Ramos, Reyes-Puig, Bejarano-Muñoz, Mueses-Cisneros, and Paucar, 2012, Check List, 8: 286–290, reported this species in the Provincia Loja, Ecuador, at 4527-4538 m elevation.

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