Pristimantis alalocophus (Roa-Trujillo and Ruiz-Carranza, 1991)

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

Eleutherodactylus alalocophus Roa-Trujillo and Ruiz-Carranza, 1991, Caldasia, 16: 343. Holotype: ICN 25449, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento del Quindío, Municipio de Salento, vereda Río Arriba, Fina 'La Montaña', 4.3 Km E de La Cocora, flanco occidental de la Cordillera Central, 4° 38′ latitud N, 75° 31′ longitud W de Greenwich, 2650-3100 m alt."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) alalocophusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 219.

Pristimantis alalocophusHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) alalocophusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128.

English Names

Quindio Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 72).


Western flank of the Central Andes in the departments of Quindío, Risaralda, Caldas, and Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 2650–3100 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group, according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 219. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) unistrigatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128. Not assignable to any current species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 127. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus alalocophus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 619. González-Acosta and Duarte-Marín, 2022, Herpetol. Bull., London, 159: 38–40, reported the species from the Municipality of Filandia, Department of Quindío, Colombia, discussed its conservation status, and provided a dot map of the species. 

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