Pristimantis thymalopsoides (Lynch, 1976)

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

Eleutherodactylus thymalopsoides Lynch, 1976, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 55: 25. Holotype: KU 131533, by original designation. Type locality: "Pilalo, Prov. Cotopaxi, Ecuador, 2460 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) thymalopsoidesLynch, 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 thymalopsoidesHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

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

English Names

Greater Pilalo Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 80).

Distribution

Upper humid montane forest in the immediate environs of Pilaló (2460–2480 m), Provincia Pichincha, Ecuador.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 139-140, who place this 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. In the reformulated Pristimantis devillei 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 thymalopsoides) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 385.

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