Pristimantis jester Means and Savage, 2007

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

Pristimantis jester Means and Savage, 2007, Zootaxa, 1658: 45. Holotype: USNM563631, by original designation. Type locality: "from the round-topped summit on the Wokomung Massif called Mt. Wokomung, Potaro-Siparuni District, west-central Guyana; 05°04′ 03.3″ N, 59°51′ 41.8″ W, 1560 m".

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the tops of the two highest summits (Mount Wokomung and Little Ayanganna) of the Wokomung Massif of west-central Guyana (1411-1650 m); likely to be found in adjacent Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guyana

Likely/Controversially Present: Brazil

Endemic: Guyana


In the Pristimantis unistrigatus group according to the original publication. 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. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2009, R. Ontario Mus. Contrib. Sci., 4: 16, commented on specimens from Mount Ayanganna, Guyana. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 388, for brief account and records for Guyana. Jablonski, Grul'a, Barrio-Amorós, and Kok, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 473–478, compared the mt 16s sequence of this species with other species in the eastern tepuis of Venezuela and Guyana. 

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