Pristimantis delius (Duellman and Mendelson, 1995)

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

Eleutherodactylus delius Duellman and Mendelson, 1995, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 55: 353. Holotype: URP (W.E. Duellman 59957), by original designation. Type locality: "study zone at San Jacinto, (02° 18′ 44.8″ S, 75° 51′ 46.0″ W, 183 m), Provincia Loreto, Departamento Loreto, Peru".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) deliusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223.

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

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

English Names

None noted.


The type locality in extreme northern Department of Loreto, as well as the Regional Conservation Area Imiría, Department of Ucayali, and Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, northeastern Peru; Amazonian Ecuador; also reported in Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, Ecuador, Peru


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. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 127. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 174-175 (and page 370–371 for addenda), for brief account. López-Rojas, Ramalho, Susçuarana, and Souza, 2013, Check List, 9: 1548–1551, provided a range extension into Acre, Brazil. Brito-M., Batallas-Revelo, and Yánez-Muñoz, 2017, Neotropical Biodiversity, 3: 125–156. provided a record from Morona Santiago, Ecuador and brief natural history notes. Moravec, Arista-Tuanama, Gagliardi-Urrutia, and Gvoždík, 2016, Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem., 80: 317–341, provided the records from the department of Ucayali, Amazonian Peru. Metcalf, Marsh, Torres Pacaya, Graham, and Gunnels, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 753–767, reported the species from the Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, northeastern Peru. Crnobrna, Santa-Cruz Farfan, Gallegos, López-Rojas, Llanqui, Panduro Pisco, and Kelsen Arbaiza, 2023, Check List, 19: 447, provided a record from Ucayali Department, central-eastern Peru. 

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