Pristimantis tenebrionis (Lynch and Miyata, 1980)

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

Eleutherodactylus tenebrionis Lynch and Miyata, 1980, Breviora, 457: 7. Holotype: MCZ 90326, by original designation. Type locality: "Hotel Tinalandia, 16 km E Santo Domingo de los Colorados by road, Provincia Pichincha, Ecuador, 800 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) tenebrionisLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154. Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233.

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

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Elevations of 220-830 m along the western base of the Andes in the northern half of Ecuador.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group, nearest Eleutherodactylus quinquagesimus (then undescribed), according to the original publication. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 138-139, who place this in the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) cerasinus series, Eleutherodactylus cerasinus group. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 227, placed 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. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus tenebrionis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 384.

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