Pristimantis thymelensis (Lynch, 1972)

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

Eleutherodactylus thymelensis Lynch, 1972, Herpetologica, 28: 144. Holotype: KU 117719, by original designation. Type locality: "Páramos del Angel, about 23 km SW Tulcan, Carchi Province, Ecuador, 3700 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) thymelensisLynch, 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 thymelensisHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10094; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) thymelensisHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 125.

English Names

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

Distribution

Páramos in southern Colombia and northern Ecuador, 3310–4150 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus orcesi group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233. See brief account by Lynch, 1981, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 72: 30-31. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Politécnica, Quito, 25: 129-130, provided distributional data for Ecuador. Mueses-Cisneros, 2005, Caldasia, 27: 237, provided records for Putumayo, Colombia. In the Pristimantis orcesi species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 125. Transferred to the Pristimantis myersi species group by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126.

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