Niceforonia fallaciosa (Duellman, 2000)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Hypodactylinae > Genus: Niceforonia > Species: Niceforonia fallaciosa

Phrynopus fallaciosus Duellman, 2000, Herpetologica, 56: 274. Holotype: KU 212219, by original designation. Type locality: "19 km SSW of Leimebamba (06° 41′ S, 78° 48′ W, 3160 m), Provincia Chachapoyas, Departamento Amazonas, Peru". Latitude and longitude apparently in error (J. Padial, personal commun.)

Eleutherodactylus fallaciosusLehr, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 336.

"Eleutherodactylus" fallaciosusHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 4.

Isodactylus fallaciosusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 108.

Hypodactylus fallaciosusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1795: 67-68.

Niceforonia fallaciosa — Acosta-Galvis, Streicher, Manuelli, Cuddy, and de Sá, 2018, Zootaxa, 4514: 494. 

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality on the road across the northern part of the Cordillera Central between Leimebamba and Chachapoyas, at 19 km south-southwest of Leimebamba, in cloud forest, Amazonas, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


Tentatively assigned to the Eleutherodactylus nigrovittatus group, most similar to Eleutherodactylus araiodactylus, by Lehr, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 337. Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10092-10097, removed this species from nominal Eleutherodactylus but did not provide a new generic name; see comment under Hypodactylus. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 82-83, for account.

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