Ceuthomantis aracamuni (Barrio-Amorós and Molina, 2006)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Ceuthomantidae > Genus: Ceuthomantis > Species: Ceuthomantis aracamuni

Eleutherodactylus aracamuni Barrio-Amorós and Molina, 2006, Zootaxa, 1302: 3. Holotype: MHNLS 17042, by original designation. Type locality: "summit of Cerro Aracamuni (01° 28′ 36″ N; 65° 50′ 07″ W), 1493 m, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela".

Pristimantis aracamuniHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2; Myers and Donnelly, 2008, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 308: 147.

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

Ceuthomantis aracamuniHeinicke, Duellman, Trueb, Means, MacCulloch, and Hedges, 2009, Zootaxa, 2211: 16.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the summit of Cerro Aracamuni, a granitic mountain associated with the Neblina massif, southern Amazonas, Venezuela, 1493 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


Appears to be closely related to Eleutherodactylus cavernibardus according to the original publication. Formerly in the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) unistrigatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128, prior to its transfer to Ceuthomantidae by Heinicke, Duellman, Trueb, Means, MacCulloch, and Hedges, 2009, Zootaxa, 2211: 16. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 31, for comments on range, taxonomy, and literature. Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, commented on range and conservation status in the Venezuelan Guayana.

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