Pristimantis cryptomelas (Lynch, 1979)

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

Eleutherodactylus cryptomelas Lynch, 1979, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 66: 21. Holotype: KU 141992, by original designation. Type locality: "15 km E Loja, Provincia Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, 2710 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) cryptomelasLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223.

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

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Subpáramo and cloud forests at 2470–3100 m elevation on the Amazonian slopes of the eastern Andean Cordillera of southern Ecuador and the ridges north of the Cuenca de Loja; vicinity of El Tambo (2770–2820 m) on the western slope of the Cordillera Huancabamba in Piura Province, Peru.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. See Duellman and Wild, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 157: 1–53. See account by Duellman and Pramuk, 1999, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 13: 1-78. 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: 127. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus cryptomelas) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 330. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 170–172, for brief account.

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