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.


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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