Pristimantis crucifer (Boulenger, 1899)

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

Hylodes crucifer Boulenger, 1899, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 4: 456. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.16.91 (formerly 1899.10.30.40), according to J.D. Lynch in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 282. Type locality: "Porvenir, [Provincia] Bolívar, 5800 feet", Ecuador.

Eleutherodactylus cruciferStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Peters, 1955, Rev. Ecuat. Entomol. Parsitol., 2: 337.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) cruciferLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223.

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

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

English Names

Porvenir Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74).

Blue-thighed Rainfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 64). 

Distribution

Cloud forests at 1200 to 1800 m elevation on the Pacific slopes of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia (Departamento Nariño) and Ecuador from the provinces of Imbabura and Esmeraldas south to Bolivar.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural resident: Colombia, Ecuador

Comment

See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 85-86. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) unistrigatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus crucifer) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 330. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 64–66, provided an account and dot map for Ecuador. Muñoz-Arcos, Guerrero-Cupacán, and Cepeda-Quilindo, 2016, Check List, 12(6: 2021): 1–4, reported the species from Nariño Department, Colombia. 

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