Pristimantis versicolor (Lynch, 1979)

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

Eleutherodactylus versicolor Lynch, 1979, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 66: 45. Holotype: KU 119858, by original designation. Type locality: "'15 km E Loja, 2800 m' (=13.5 km E Loja, 2800 m), a locality just east of the crest on the mountain range dividing Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces, Ecuador".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) versicolorLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 234.

Pristimantis versicolorHeinicke, 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) versicolorHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128.

English Names

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

Distribution

Intermediate elevations (2750–3100 m) in the Andes of southern Ecuador (Loja and Zamora-Chinchipe provinces); extending to lower elevations (665–1750 m) in northern Peru (Amazonas Province on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera del Condor and upper Río Comainas).

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 234. See account by Duellman and Pramuk, 1999, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 13: 1-78. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Politécnica, Quito, 25: 131, provided distributional data for Ecuador. 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 versicolor) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 389. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 252-253, for brief account.

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