Pristimantis bromeliaceus (Lynch, 1979)

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

Eleutherodactylus bromeliaceus Lynch, 1979, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 66: 12. Holotype: USNM 199731, by original designation. Type locality: "in bromeliads between Sapote and Suro Rancho, Provincia Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, 2622 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) bromeliaceusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 221.

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

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

English Names

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


Cloud forests on the Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Oriental (1707-2622 m elevation), northern (1500–1600 m elevation) and western (1830 m elevation) slopes of the Cordillera del Cóndor, province of Zamora-Chinchipe, Loja, and the Cordillera de Cutucù (1700 m elevation), province of Morona-Santiago in southern Ecuador. Also recorded from Abra Pardo Miguel (2180 m elevation) in the northern part of the Cordillera Central, in the department of San Martin, Peru.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


Related to Eleutherodactylus lacrimosus and Eleutherodactylus chalceus, according to the original publication. In the 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. See account by Duellman and Pramuk, 1999, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 13: 1-78. Almendáriz C. and Orcés, 2004, Rev. Politécnica, Quito, 25: 118-119, provided distributional data for Ecuador. Lehr, Lundberg, Aguilar, and von May, 2006, Herpetol. Monogr., 20: 122, provided comments on identification, habitat, and range. 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. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus bromeliaceus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 324. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 152-153, for brief account.

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