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.


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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