Pristimantis leptolophus (Lynch, 1980)

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

Eleutherodactylus leptolophus Lynch, 1980, Caldasia, 13: 180. Holotype: KU 169041, by original designation. Type locality: "26 km E Puracé, Departamento del Cauca, Colombia, 3180 m alt."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) leptolophusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) leptolophusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 123.

English Names

Volcano Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76).


Clustered around the series of volcanoes that lie along the frontier of the departments of Cauca and Huila (Coconuco, Huila, Pan de Azúcar, Puracé, and Sotará), Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the casually defined Eleutherodactylus leptolophus group according to Lynch, 1991, J. Herpetol., 25: 344-352. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus leptolophus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227. In the Pristimantis leptolophus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 123, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126.

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