Pristimantis brevifrons (Lynch, 1981)

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

Eleutherodactylus brevifrons Lynch, 1981, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 697: 8. Holotype: UMMZ 166572, by original designation. Type locality: "15 km WNW Cali (=Cerro San Antonio (also known as TV tower mountain)), Departamento Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 2050 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) brevifronsLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 221.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) brevifronsHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 123.

English Names

Cali Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 73).


High cloud forests (2060–2610 m) on the western slopes of the Western Andes (Cordillera Occidental) and on the western slope of the Central Andes (Cordillera Central) in west-central Colombia, 1500–2600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group, Eleutherodactylus lacrimosus assemblage, according to Lynch and Ruiz-Carranza, 1985, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 711: 1-59. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 221. Lynch, 1998, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 22: 118, revised the species. In the Pristimantis lacrimosus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 123, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. Placed in the new Pristimantis boulengeri species group by González-Durán, Targino, Rada, and Grant, 2017, Zootaxa, 4243: 42–74. Arriaga-Jaramillo, Cuellar-Valencia, García-Gómez, Ceballaos-Castro, Bolívar-García, Velásquez-Trujillo, Ortiz-Baez, and Ospina-Sarria, 2023, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 58: 275–282, reported on the advertisement call in the Cerro El Inglés Nature Reserve. 

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