Yunganastes mercedesae (Lynch and McDiarmid, 1987)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Ceuthomantinae > Genus: Yunganastes > Species: Yunganastes mercedesae

Eleutherodactylus mercedesae Lynch and McDiarmid, 1987, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 100: 340. Holotype: USNM 257848, by original designation. Type locality: "ca. 3.3 km north of Cochabamba to Villa Tunari on road to San Onofre, at a point 97.5 km from Cochabamba, Provincia Chapare, Departamento Cochabamba, Bolivia, ca. 1690 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) mercedesaeLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228.

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

Eleutherodactylus (Yunganastes) mercedesaePadial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Köhler, Domic, and De la Riva, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 217.

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

Yunganastes mercedesaePadial, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 52: 912.

English Names

Mercedes' Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77).

Distribution

Moderate elevations (1400-1950 m) in humid forest on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes from southern Peru to central Bolivia.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 114, 120, provides a brief account. Köhler, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 519, noted that this species may be related to the Eleutherodactylus fraudator group. Padial, McDiarmid, and De la Riva, 2006, Zootaxa, 1278: 49-56, discussed variation, range, and provided the first record for Peru. Padial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Köhler, Domic, and De la Riva, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 227-228, provided an account. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 257-258, for brief account (as Pristimantis mercedesae).

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