Pristimantis hernandezi (Lynch and Ruiz-Carranza, 1983)

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

Eleutherodactylus hernandezi Lynch and Ruiz-Carranza, 1983, Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 86: 103. Holotype: ICN 7849, by original designation. Type locality: "vicinity of the INDERENA cabaña Chupallal de Perico, 29.4 km by road NW San Jose de Isnos, Depto. de Huila, Colombia, 2600 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) hernandeziLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 225.

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

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

English Names

Hernandez's Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 75).


Western flank of the Cordillera Oriental in Huila, and the nearby eastern flank of the Cordillera Central, in Caquetá, Colombia, 2300–2600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group, most similar to Eleutherodactylus calcaratus, Eleutherodactylus crucifer, and Eleutherodactylus incanus, according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 225. 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 photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus hernandezi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 346.

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