Pristimantis malkini (Lynch, 1980)

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

Eleutherodactylus malkini Lynch, 1980, Am. Mus. Novit., 2696: 9. Holotype: AMNH 94228, by original designation. Type locality: "Estirón, Río Ampiyacu, Depto. Loreto, Peru".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) malkiniLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154. Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) malkiniHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 120.

English Names

Rio Ampiyacu Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76).

Distribution

Low elevation rainforests in the upper Amazon Basin in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and northern and central Peru.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri group, according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, Eleutherodactylus conspicillatus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 58–59, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru as Eleutherodactylus malkini. Distribution records discussed by Lynch and Lescure, 1980, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Sect. A, Zool., 2: 310-311. Cisneros-Heredia, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 74, provided a range extension in Ecuador. In the Pristimantis conspicillatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 120, and Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 125. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 193-194, for brief account.

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