Pristimantis esmeraldas (Guayasamin, 2004)

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

Eleutherodactylus esmeraldas Guayasamin, 2004, Herpetologica, 60: 104. Holotype: QCAZ 11240, by original designation. Type locality: "near Estero Vicente, affluent of Río San Miguel (0° 47′ 32″ N, 79° 11′ 52″ W, 225-275 m), Provincia Esmeraldas", Ecuador.

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Northeastern Ecuador provinces of Esmeraldas and Manabí, and also Dagua Municipality, Valle del Cauca Department, and Municipality of Yopal, Casanare Department, Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


Of ambiguous placement in groups, according to the original publication, with similarities to both the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus and Eleutherodactylus diastema groups. 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. Ospina-Sarria, Velásquez-Trujillo, and Bolívar-García, 2015, Herpetol. Notes, 8: 27–30, provided the record for Dagua Municipality, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Acosta-Galvis, 2017, Biota Colomb., 18: 282–315, reported the species from the Municipality of Yopal, Casanare Department, Colombia.  

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