Pristimantis capitonis (Lynch, 1998)

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

Eleutherodactylus capitonis Lynch, 1998, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 22: 126. Holotype: ICN 8124, by original designation. Type locality: "COLOMBIA, Departamento de Cauca, Municipio de El Tambo, Parque Natural Nacional Munchique, vicinity of cabaña 'La Romelia', 2610 m.s.n.m."

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known from a few localities on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in the departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 2500–3212 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group by implication of the original publication, most closely related to Eleutherodactylus verecundus. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) unistrigatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 127. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus capitonis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 325. Cuellar-Valencia, Fierro Perdomo, Rodríguez Salazar, and Bolívar-García, 2021, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 7: 74–80, provided a detailed account for the species. 

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