Pristimantis abakapa Rojas-Runjaic, Salerno, Señaris, and Pauly, 2013

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Pristimantinae > Genus: Pristimantis > Species: Pristimantis abakapa

Pristimantis abakapa Rojas-Runjaic, Salerno, Señaris, and Pauly, 2013, Zootaxa, 3686: 337. Holotype: MHNLS 20544, by original designation. Type locality: "Abakapá-tepui, Macizo de Chimantá, Parque Nacional Canaima, Gran Sabana municipality, Bolívar state, Venezuela (5° 11′ 31.2″ N, 62° 18′ 56.6″ W; elevation 2245 m)".

English Names

Abakapa Rain Frog (original publication).


Known only from the type locality on the the summit of Abakapá-tepui, (2245 m), one of the eleven mountains that makes up the Chimantá massif, so the range is expected to include the entire massif, Bolívar state, Venezuela


In the nonmonophyletic Pristimantis unistrigatus group according to the original publication. Not assigned to species group by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. Jablonski, Grul'a, Barrio-Amorós, and Kok, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 473–478, compared the mt 16s sequence of this species with other species in the eastern tepuis of Venezuela and Guyana. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 111, for comments on range and literature with special reference to Venezuela.  

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