Pristimantis dundeei (Heyer and Muñoz, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus dundeei Heyer and Muñoz, 1999, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 112: 1. Holotype: MZUSP 79834, by original designation. Type locality: "Brazil: Mato Grosso; Chapada dos Guimarães, Veu da Noiva, Rio Coxipozinho, approximately 15° 25′ S, 55° 47′ W".

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) dundeeiHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 126.

English Names

None noted.


Known from the type locality (Rio Coxipozinho, Veu da Noiva, Mato Grosso, Brazil), about 50 km to the southeast and 380 km to the east in Barra do Garças, all within the Cerrado Biome; also reported from Mercado National park, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil


External morphology and advertisement call detailed in the original publication. Padial and De la Riva, 2005, J. Herpetol., 39: 372–379, discussed the species and confirmed its status. Tenatively placed the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) peruvianus species group by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 126, noting that it may actually be in the Pristimantis conspicillatus group. Siqueira, Aguiar, Strüssmann, Del Grande, and Recco-Pimentel, 2008, Zootaxa, 1860: 51–59, suggested on karyological evidence that more than one species is covered by this name and that the population from Aripuanã is unnamed. Padial and De la Riva, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 111, subsequently named this population as Pristimantis koehleri and noted that the reports of this species from central Bolivia by Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 54, was also based on the new species. Padial and De la Riva, 2009, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 155: 111, reported on bona fide specimens of Pristimantis dundeei from Bolivia. Transferred to the Pristimantis conspicillatus group by Maciel, Vaz-Silva, Oliveira, and Padial, 2012, Zootaxa, 3265: 43; this confirmed by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 57. Giaretta, Teixeira, Bernardes, and Marinho, 2018, Neotropical Biodiversity, 4: 133–136, reported on distribution, call, and habitat. Giaretta, Teixeira, Bernardes, and Marinho, 2018, Neotropical Biodiversity, 4: 134–137, suggested that no call or morphological differences were evident to separate Pristimantis ventrigranulosus but did not remedy the situation taxonomically. In the Pristimantis conspicillatus group, Pristimantis fenestratus 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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