Pristimantis kunam Ortega, Brito-M., and Ron, 2022

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

Pristimantis kunam Ortega, Brito-M., and Ron, 2022, PeerJ, 10 (e13761): 31. Holotype: QCAZ 56438, by original designation. Type locality: "Ecuador, Morona Santiago Province, Canton Morona, Parish Sinaí, Sangay National Park, Paso Estrecho (2.0569° S; 78.2772  W), 2,191 m". Zoobank publication registration: AFBD6AC9-D3E2-4112-AC3F-A2156268ECB3

English Names

Kunam Rain Frog (original publication). 


Known only from the type locality on the eastern foothills of Sangay Volcano, Morona-Santiago Province, Ecuador, 2191 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


Comparative morphology and molecular markers detailed in the original publication, where the species was assigned to the new Pristimantis anaiae species group, of uncertain placement within PristimantisReyes-Puig, Yánez-Muñoz, Libke, Vinueza, and Carrión-Olmedo, 2024, Evol. Syst., 8: 101–118, provided a molecular tree of the placement of this species as well as a morphological comparison with other members of the Pristimantis anaiae species group and a dot map of distribution.

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