Tachiramantis prolixodiscus (Lynch, 1978)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Ceuthomantinae > Genus: Tachiramantis > Species: Tachiramantis prolixodiscus

Eleutherodactylus prolixodiscus Lynch, 1978, Copeia, 1978: 17. Holotype: KU 132726, by original designation. Type locality: "30 km ENE Bucaramanga, road to Cucata, Departamento Santander, Colombia, 2,485 m".

Eleutherodactylus chlorosoma Rivero, 1984 "1982", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 42: 59. Holotype: UPRM 4958, by original designation. Type locality: "La Loma, entre el Zumbador y Quiniquera, Ed. Mérida, Venezuela, 2225 m." Synonymy by Lynch, 2003, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 27: 453.

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

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) chlorosomaLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222.

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

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

Tachiramantis prolixodiscus – Heinicke, Barrio-Amorós, and Hedges, 2015, Zootaxa, 3986: 160. 

English Names

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

Zumbador Robber Frog (Eleutherodactylus chlorosoma [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 73).

Distribution

Northern Cordillera Oriental of Colombia and adjacent Táchira, Barinas, and Mérida, Venezuela, 2300–2485 m.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group, Eleutherodacytlus lacrimosus assemblage, according to Heyer and Hardy, 1991, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 104: 444. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. The frogs from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta referred to this species by Lynch, 1978, Copeia, 1978: 18, are of a distinct species according to J. D. Lynch in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 314. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 52, 54, commented on the Venezuelan distribution (as both Eleutherodactylus prolixodiscus and Eleutherodactylus chlorosoma). Lynch, 2003, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 27: 456, discussed the species. 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.

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