Lynchius Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Pristimantinae > Genus: Lynchius
8 species

Lynchius Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 109. Type species: Phrynopus parkeri Lynch, 1975, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.


Cordillera Oriental in southern Ecuador and Cordillera de Huancabamba in northern Peru, 2215–3100 m elevation.


A close relative of Oreobates according to Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 109. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 86–90, for brief accounts of the Peruvian species. Pyron and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, suggested this taxon to be the sister of Oreobates. Motta, Chaparro, Pombal, Guayasamin, De la Riva, and Padial, 2016, Herpetol. Monogr., 30: 119–142, revised the genus, provided a key to the species, and confirmed its placement as the sister taxon of OreobatesSzékely, Eguiguren, Ordóñez-Delgado, Armijos-Ojeda, and Székely, 2020, PLoS One, 15(9: e0238306): 1–59, provided a ML tree of the species within the genus. Venegas, García Ayachi, Ormeño, Bullard, Catenazzi, and Motta, 2021, Neotropical Biodiversity, 7: 279–296, provided a map of the species and molecular trees of relationships.

Contained taxa (8 sp.):

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