Pristimantis pugnax (Lynch, 1973)

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

Eleutherodactylus pugnax Lynch, 1973, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 107. Holotype: KU 146466, by original designation. Type locality: "Salto de Agua, 2.5 km NNE Río Reventador, Napo Prov., Ecuador, 1660 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) pugnaxLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154. Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231.

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

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

English Names

Agua Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 78).

Distribution

Cloud forest at 1660–2540 m on the eastern face of the Andes in northern Ecuador (Sucumbios and Napo provinces) and southern Colombia (Caquetá and Putumayo departments).

Comment

See brief account by Lynch and Duellman, 1980, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 69: 52–53, and Lynch, 1980, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 93: 336–337. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. Mueses-Cisneros, 2005, Caldasia, 27: 236, provided records for Putumayo, Colombia. 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: 128. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus pugnax) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 371.

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