Pristimantis verecundus (Lynch and Burrowes, 1990)

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

Eleutherodactylus verecundus Lynch and Burrowes, 1990, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 136: 26. Holotype: IND-AN 1834, by original designation. Type locality: "Reserva La Planada, Mcipio. Ricuarte, Depto. Nariño, Colombia, 1780 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) verecundusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 234.

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

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

English Names

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

Bashful Rainfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 88). 

Distribution

Five localities at elevations of 1241 to 2070 m elevation in cloud forest in the humid subtropical regime and humid temperate regime on the western flank of the Andes in extreme southern Colombia (Nariño Department) and provinces of Carchi, Pichincha, and Cotopaxi, Ecuador.

Comment

See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 143–144, 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. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus verecundus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 388. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 88–89, provided an account and dot map for Ecuador. 

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