Pristimantis trachyblepharis (Boulenger, 1918)

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

Hylodes trachyblepharis Boulenger, 1918, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 2: 429. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.17.2-4 (formerly 1912.11.1.58-60) according to J.D. Lynch IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 324. Type locality: "El Topo, Rio Pastaza, [Provincia Tungurahua,] E. Ecuador, 4200 ft.".

Eleutherodactylus trachyblepharis — Stejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582–583, by implication; Peters, 1955, Rev. Ecuat. Entomol. Parsitol., 2: 349.

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

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Low to moderate elevations (950–1500 m) in the valley of the Río Pastaza, Ecuador.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233. See brief account by Lynch and Duellman, 1980, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 69: 57-58. 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: 247-248, for brief account. Reyes-Puig, Reyes-Puig, and Yánez-Muñoz, 2013, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 5(2): B5-B13, commented on the range in Ecuador. Brito-M., Batallas-R., and Yánez-Muñoz, 2017, Neotropical Biodiversity, 3: 125–156. provided a record from Morona Santiago, Ecuador and brief natural history notes.  

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