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Yunganastes Padial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Köhler, Domic, and De la Riva, 2007

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Ceuthomantinae > Genus: Yunganastes
5 species

Yunganastes Padial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Köhler, Domic, and De la Riva, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 217. Type species: Eleutherodactylus pluvicanorus De la Riva and Lynch, 1997. Named as a subgenus of Eleutherodactylus in a paper submitted prior to the recognition of Pristimantis.

YunganastesPadial, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 52: 914. Recognition as a genus.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Southern Peru to central Bolivia.

Comment

Padial, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 52: 911-915, provided molecular evidence that this taxon does not reside within Pristimantis as suggested by Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10092-10094, and revalidated the taxon. Padial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Köhler, Domic, and De la Riva, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 213-240, revised the Eleutherodactylus fraudator group (now in Pristimantis) and recognized this monophyletic group as Yunganastes. Canedo and Haddad, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 65: 610-620, provided a molecular cladogram suggesting that Yunganastes is the sister taxon of Pristimantis, and in the subfamily Pristimantinae by implication. Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 1-132, confirmed this relationship.

Contained taxa (5 sp.):

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