Pristimantis colostichos (La Marca and Smith, 1982)

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

Eleutherodactylus colostichos La Marca and Smith, 1982, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 700: 2. Holotype: UMMZ 173044, by original designation. Type locality: "Páramo de Los Conejos at the intersection of Quebrada Las Gonzales with the trail Manzano Alto—Las Gonzales, 2.5 hours on foot from the water pipe line known as 'Las Canalejas', Serranía del Norte, Estado Mérida, Venezuela".

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

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

English Names

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


Páramo de Los Conejos, Serranía del Norte, Mérida, Andes of Venezuela, 3000–3600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group. 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 colostichos) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 328. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 114, for comments on range and literature.

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