Pristimantis crenunguis (Lynch, 1976)

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

Eleutherodactylus crenunguis Lynch, 1976, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 55: 2. Holotype: KU 120126, by original designation. Type locality: "Prov. Pichincha, Ecuador, 1460 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) crenunguisLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222.

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

Pristimantis (Hypodictyon) crenunguisHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 116.

English Names

Spring Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74).

Spring Rainfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 62). 

Distribution

Elevations of 1380 to 1747 m in the humid subtropics on the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in Pichincha, Ecuado.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus rubicundus assembly of the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group, according to Lynch and Miyata, 1980, Breviora, 457: 11. This assembly subsequently rejected by Lynch, 1984, Milwaukee Public Mus. Contrib. Biol. Geol., 60: 10, although subsequently Lynch, Ruiz-Carranza, and Ardila-Robayo, 1994, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 170: 1-42, considered this species (as well as Eleutherodactylus rubicundus) to be in the Eleutherodactylus cerasinus group. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 83-85. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, Eleutherodactylus cerasinus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 227, included this species in his Eleutherodactylus cerasinus series, Eleutherodactylus cerasinus group. In the Pristimantis (Hypodictyon) rubicundus group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 116. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus crenunguis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 330. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 62–64, provided an account and dot map for Ecuador. 

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