Pristimantis kareliae (La Marca, 2005)

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

Eleutherodactylus kareliae La Marca, 2005, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 2: 48. Holotype: ULABG 3376, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada La Corcovada, aproximadamente 8 km de Laguna Mucubají, en vía Apartaderos--Santo Domingo, 3000 m.s.n.m., 8° 48′ 42″ N y 70° 47′ 46″ W, Municipio Cardenal Quintero, Estado Mérida, Venezuela".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality in the Laguna Mucubají and Laguna La Victoria, Mérida Andes, Estado Mérida, Venezuela, 2500–3395 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


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. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus kareliae) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 620. Gross, 2009 "2008", Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 5: 9-20, provided data on abundance. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 117–118, for comments on range and literature.

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