Pristimantis pardalis (Barbour, 1928)

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

Syrrhopus pardalis Barbour, 1928, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 10: 26. Holotype: MCZ 13057, by original designation. Type locality: "La Loma, in the cloud forest on trail from Chiriquicito to Boquete, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama".

Eleutherodactylus pardalisTaylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 35: 696.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) pardalisLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 230.

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

Pristimantis (Hypodictyon) pardalisHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 114.

English Names

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

Distribution

Patchy distribution in the premontane belt on the Pacific slope of southwestern Costa Rica (884–1220 m elevation) and on the Atlantic slope of northwestern Panama to eastern Panama.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 230. and in the less inclusive Eleutherodactylus cruentus group of Savage, 1980, Prelim. Handlist Herptofauna Costa Rica: 6. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 269, provided an account and placed this species in his Eleutherodactylus martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus cruentus group. In the Pristimantis (Hypodictyon) ridens species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 114. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus pardalis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 364. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 140–191, provided a key to the genera and species of Brachycephaloidea (= Craugastoridae, Eleutherodactylidae) in Central America and provided maps and photographs of the species, including this one.

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