Pristimantis devillei (Boulenger, 1880)

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

Hylodes de Villei Boulenger, 1880, Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 5: 47. Holotype: IRSNB 1009 according to Lang, 1990, Doc. Trav., Inst. R. Sci. Nat. Belg., 59: 10. Type locality: "Andes de l'Équateur".

Hylodes devilliiBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 213. Incorrect subsequent spelling of the species name.

Eleutherodactylus devilleiStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Peters, 1955, Rev. Ecuat. Entomol. Parsitol., 2: 351.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) devilleiLynch, 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 devilleiHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) devilleiHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 121.

English Names

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


Upper montane forests and clearings on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Napo Province, Ecuador, 2350–3155 m elevation.


Lynch, 1969, J. Herpetol., 3: 135–138, discussed the identity of this species and placed it in a restricted Eleutherodactylus surdus group. See also brief account by Lynch and Duellman, 1980, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 69: 25–26. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, Eleutherodactylus devillei group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Politécnica, Quito, 25: 122–123, provided distributional data for Ecuador. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) devillei species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 121. In the reformulated Pristimantis devillei species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus devillei) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 332. Brito-M., Batallas-R., and Yánez-Muñoz, 2017, Neotropical Biodiversity, 3: 125–156. provided a record of Pristimantis aff. devillei from Morona Santiago, Ecuador and brief natural history notes. 

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