Pristimantis charlottevillensis (Kaiser, Dwyer, Feichtinger, and Schmid, 1995)

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

Eleutherodactylus charlottevillensis Kaiser, Dwyer, Feichtinger, and Schmid, 1995, Herpetol. Nat. Hist., 3: 153. Holotype: KU 222409, by original designation. Type locality: "7 km N Roxborough along the Roxborough—Bloody Bay road, St. John Parish, Tobago, West Indies".

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) charlottevillensisHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 120.

English Names

Charlotteville Leaf-litter Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 15). 


Northeastern Tobago Island, 0-550 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Trinidad and Tobago

Endemic: Trinidad and Tobago


Previously confused with Eleutherodactylus terraebolivaris. Murphy, 1997, Amph. Rept. Trinidad Tobago: 80-81, provided an account. In the Pristimantis conspicillatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 120, and Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 125. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus charlottevillensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 326. Jowers, Sánchez-Ramírez, Greener, Harper, Auguste, Marshall, Thomson, Byrne, Loughrey, Graham, McGhee, Murphy, Rivas-Fuenmayor, Beyts, and Downie, 2022, Pop. Ecol., 64: 136–149, reported on ecology, conservation status, and phylogenetic placement in Tobago I. In the Pristimantis conspicillatus group, Pristimantis ramagii clade of Fouquet, Réjaud, Rodrigues, Ron, Chaparro, Osorno-Muñoz, Werneck, Hrbek, Lima, Camacho-Badani, Jaramillo-Martinez, and Chave, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20(1: 2130464): 1–16, who reported on phylogenetics and biogeography.  

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