Pristimantis quaquaversus (Lynch, 1974)

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

Eleutherodactylus quaquaversus Lynch, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 31: 9. Holotype: KU 123745, by original designation. Type locality: "south slope of the Cordillera del Dué above the Río Coca, Provincia Napo, Ecuador, 1150 m."

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

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Lower Amazonian slopes (200 to 1750 m) of the Andes from northern Ecuador south to the Cordillera de Cutucú and Cordillera del Condor, and adjacent Peru.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. See brief account by Lynch and Duellman, 1980, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 69: 53–54. Peruvian record supplied by Duellman and Mendelson, 1995, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 55: 329–376. See account by Duellman and Pramuk, 1999, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 13: 1–78. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) frater species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 121. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 222–223, for brief account. Reyes-Puig, Reyes-Puig, and Yánez-Muñoz, 2013, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 5(2): B5–B13, commented on the range in Ecuador. Brito-M., Batallas-R., and Yánez-Muñoz, 2017, Neotropical Biodiversity, 3: 125–156. provided a record from Morona Santiago, Ecuador and brief natural history notes.  

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