Pristimantis briceni (Boulenger, 1903)

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

Hylodes Briceni Boulenger, 1903, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 11: 481. Syntypes: "several specimens . . . hoped will be acquired by the British Museum"; BMNH, NHMW 22871 (3 specimens) (according to Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 25, who considered the status of these specimens to be unclear), UMMZ 46471 and 51262 (according to Peters, 1952, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 539: 17, although Kluge, 1983, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 166: 49, doubted that 51262 was a syntype), MCZ 3888 and 7601. (The status of all but the BMNH material is suspect—DRF.) Type locality: "Merida, Venezuela, at an altitude of 1600 metres".

Eleutherodactylus briceniStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Barbour and Loveridge, 1929, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 69: 257.

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

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

Mucubatrachus briceniLa Marca, 2007 "2006", Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 3: 68.

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) briceniHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118.

English Names

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

Distribution

Sierra de la Culata in subpáramo and páramohabitats in Venezuelan Andes of Mérida State, Venezuela. 

Comment

Discussed (as Eleutherodactylus briceni) by Rivero, 1984 "1982", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 42: 91. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, not assignable to species group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 221. See comment under Pristimantis pedimontanus. In the subgenus Pristimantis, but unnassigned to species group by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118. and Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 127. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus briceni) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 324. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 113, for comments on range and literature.

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