Pristimantis mendax (Duellman, 1978)

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

Eleutherodactylus mendax Duellman, 1978, Herpetologica, 34: 266. Holotype: KU 173234, by original designation. Type locality: "Colonia Pistipapta on the Río Umasbamba, 12 km (by road) SE of Huyro, Departamento Cuzco, Perú, elevation 1820 m (13° 03′ S; 72° 30′ W)".

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

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) mendaxHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 123.

English Names

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

Distribution

Elevations of 1700–3325 m on the Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Oriental in central and southern Peru.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group, Eleutherodactylus lacrimosus assemblage, according to Heyer and Hardy, 1991, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 104: 444. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. Morales and Icochea, 2000, J. Herpetol., 34: 158–160, redescribed the type, discussed the identity of the paratypes, and corrected the distribution. See comment under Eleutherodactylus olivaceus. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 58, and Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 69, consider this species possibly to occur in Bolivia. Lehr, Lundberg, Aguilar, and von May, 2006, Herpetol. Monogr., 20: 122, provided comments on habitat, identification, and range. In the Pristimantis lacrimosus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 123, and of  Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 196-197, for brief account.

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