Pristimantis jorgevelosai (Lynch, 1994)

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

Eleutherodactylus jorgevelosai Lynch, 1994, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 19: 205-208. Holotype: ICN 15283, by original designation. Type locality: "Departamento de Santander, Municipio de Tona. . ., finca 'El Diviso' de INDERENA, Km 22 carretera Bucaramango a Pamplona, vertiente occidental de la Cordillera Oriental, 1900-2050 m alt. Although many reports for this locality use municipio de Tona, the boundaries of municipios Floridablanca and Piedecuesta are immediately adjacent to the type-locality."

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

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

Pristimantis (Hypodictyon) jorgevelosaiHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 114.

English Names

None noted.


Region of the type locality (between Pie de la Cuesta and Matanza) on the western slope of the Western Andes, Departamento de Santander, Colombia 1900–2050 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Most similar to Eleutherodactylus cruentus, Eleutherodactylus latidiscus, Eleutherodactylus supernatis, and Eleutherodactylus tamsitti, 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: 226. Ramírez-Pinilla, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 227-230, provided an account and map. In the Pristimantis (Hypodictyon) ridens species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 114, and in the Pristimantis ridens species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus johannesdei) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 350.

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