Pristimantis inguinalis (Parker, 1940)

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

Eleutherodactylus inguinalis Parker, 1940, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 11, 5: 263. Holotype: BMNH 1939.1.1.1, by original designation, now renumbered 1947.2.16.6 according to museum records. Type locality: "the New River, British Guiana". [This locality is in region claimed by Suriname according to M.S. Hoogmoed in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 295.]

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) inguinalisLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226.

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

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

English Names

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

New River South American Rain Frog (Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 240).


Several localities in Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Amapá and northern Pará, Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname


In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 208–209, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) unistrigatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128. Lima, 2008, in Bernard (ed.), RAP Bull. Biol. Assessment, 48, 48: 40, reported the species from Tumucumaque Mountains National Park, Amapá, Brazil. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 127. Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 240–241, provided an account of Pristimantis cf inguinalis from Kaieteur National Park, Guyana. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2009, R. Ontario Mus. Contrib. Sci., 4: 16, commented on specimens from Mount Ayanganna, Guyana. Avila-Pires, Hoogmoed, and Rocha, 2010, Bol. Mus. Parense Emilio Goeldi, Cienc. Nat., 5: 67, reported the species from Estação Ecológica Grão-Pará North and Reserva Biológica Maicuru, northern Pará, Brazil. See account for Suriname population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 306–309. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 387–388, for brief account and records for Guyana. Fouquet, Martinez, Courtois, Dewynter, Pineau, Gaucher, Blanc, Marty, and Kok, 2013, Zootaxa, 3750: 585, provided a record from Oiapoque, Amapá, Brazil, on the French Guiana border. Taucce, Costa-Campos, Carvalho, and Michalski, 2022, Eur. J. Taxon., 836: 96–130, reported on distribution, literature, and conservation status for Amapá, Brazil. 

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