Pristimantis kelephus (Lynch, 1998)

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

Eleutherodactylus kelephus Lynch, 1998, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 22: 129. Holotype: ICN 39637, by original designation. Type locality: "COLOMBIA, Departamento de Valle del Cauca: municipio El Cairo, vereda Las Amarillas, El Boquerón, quebrada 19.85 km del cementario de El Cairo, 2140-2150 m.s.n.m."

Pristimantis kelephasHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) kelephasHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

None noted.


Region of the type locality in the municipalities of El Cairo (Valle del Cauca) and San José del Palmar (Chocó), western Colombia, 1980–2200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group by implication of the original publication, where it was also noted that this taxon had previously been confused with Eleutherodactylus calcaratus. 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 photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus kelephas) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 351. García-R., Mendoza, Ospina, Cárdenas-Henao, and Castro-Herrera, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 220–227, compared this species with two species with which this species has been confused, Pristimantis calcaratus and Pristimantis jubatus, both with molecular evidence and morphometrics. Cuellar-Valencia and Bernal-Rivera, 2020, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 6: 51–56, provided a detailed account and literature review, including range map, photograph and, natural history. 

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