Barycholos pulcher (Boulenger, 1898)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Barycholos > Species: Barycholos pulcher

Leptodactylus pulcher Boulenger, 1898, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1898: 122. Syntypes: BMNH (3 specimens, 1947.2.17.36–38 [originally 1898.4.28.112–114] by museum records); BMNH 1947.2.17.38 designated lectotype by Heyer, 1969, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 155: 6. Type locality: "Chimbo", Chimborazo Province, Ecuador; in the same paper as the description Boulenger noted "Chimbo" as "Puente del Chimbo, the railway terminus about 70 miles from Guayaquil, at an elevation of about 1000 ft."

Barycholos pulcherHeyer, 1969, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 155: 9.

English Names

Chimbo Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 70).


Transition zone (rainforest-dry seasonal forest) of Pacific lowlands of Ecuador, 30–600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


Cisneros-Heredia, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 331, provided a new record for Ecuador and briefly discussed the range. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 25: 118, provided distributional data for Ecuador. Armijos-Ojeda, Székely, Székely, Cogǎlniceanu, Cisneros-Heredia, Ordóñez-Delgado, Escudero, and Espinosa, 2021, ZooKeys, 1063: 39, provided a dot map. 

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