Pristimantis lichenoides (Lynch and Rueda-Almonacid, 1997)

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

Eleutherodactylus lichenoides Lynch and Rueda-Almonacid, 1997, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 21: 133. Holotype: ICN 37205, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento de Caldas, Municipio de Pensilvania, Km 24 de la via Pensilvania - Arboleda, sitio 'Puerto Suarez', por la trocha que conduce a Florencia, Caladas, 2150 m.s.n.m. Approximately 5 25′ N 75 10′ W."

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Florencia forest, Caldas Department, Colombia) on the eastern slope of the central Andes, 2000-2600 m elevation, along cascading streams in cloud forest.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus diaphonus group, most similar to Eleutherodactylus albericoi according to the original publication. Lynch, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 231-234, provided an account and map. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) unistrigatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus lichenoides) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 354.

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