Ceuthomantis cavernibardus (Myers and Donnelly, 1997)

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

Eleutherodactylus cavernibardus Myers and Donnelly, 1997, Am. Mus. Novit., 3213: 42. Holotype: AMNH 131537, by original designation. Type locality: "north base of Pico Tamacuari, 1160–1200 m elevation, Sierra Tapirapecó, Amazonas, Venezuela (1° 13′ N, 64° 42′ W)".

Pristimantis cavernibardusHeinicke, 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) cavernibardusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128.

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

English Names

None noted.


Sierra Tapirapecó, on the border of Amazonas, Venezuela, and Amazonas, Brazil. 930 to 1270 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Venezuela


Not assignable to species group of Eleutherodactylus according to the original publication. Caramaschi and Niemeyer, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 199, provided the first documented record for Brazil and provided the range of the species. 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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