Pristimantis lojanus Székely, Székely, Ordóñez-Delgado, Armijos-Ojeda, and Vörös, 2021

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

Pristimantis (Huicundomantis) lojanus Székely, Székely, Ordóñez-Delgado, Armijos-Ojeda, and Vörös, 2021, PLoS One, 16(10: e0258454): 5. Holotype: MUTPL 178, by original designation. Type locality: "Ecuador, Loja Province,Loja city, Quebrada El Carmen (4.0432˚ S, 79.1728˚ W; datum WGS84), 2268 m above sea level". http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:39A5A2B9-918E-4DDA-950B-D5F7B51ACE93

English Names

Loja Rain Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Close vicinity of the city of Loja, Loja Province, Ecuador, from San Lucas in the north to Cristal and San Antonio de Paycapamba in the south, 1937 to 2782 m elevation. 

Comment

The sister taxon of Pristimantis (Huicundomantis) torresi and in the Pristimantis phoxocephalus species group according to the original publication, which detailed molecular markers, advertisement call, and adult morphology. 

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