Pristimantis fallax (Lynch and Rueda-Almonacid, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus fallax Lynch and Rueda-Almonacid, 1999, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 308. Holotype: ICN 40795, by original designation. Type locality: "ANTIOQUIA, Municipio San Rafael, bosque de San Rafael, cerca Estadero El Bizcocho, aprox. 1200 m.s.n.m.", Colombia.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) fallaxLynch, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 323.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) fallaxHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118.

English Names

None noted.


Along forested streams on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central, Antioquia, Tolima, and Caldas departments, Colombia, ca. 1100–1850 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Unassigned to subgenus according to the original publication. Lynch, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 322-324, provided an account and map. In the subgenus Pristimantis, but unnassigned to species group by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118. 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 fallax) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 337. Ovalle-Pacheco, Camacho-Rozo, and Arroyo, 2019, Check List, 15: 392, reported the species (as Pristimantis aff. fallax) from Boyacá, Colombia, and commented on the range in Colombia.

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