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.

Distribution

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.

Comment

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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