Pristimantis loustes (Lynch, 1979)

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

Eleutherodactylus loustes Lynch, 1979, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 92: 498. Holotype: KU 179234, by original designation. Type locality: "Maldonado, Provincia Carchi, Ecuador, 1410 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) loustesLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 112, 227.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) loustesHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 124.

English Names

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


Western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental, in La Planada, 1200 m, Departamento Nariño, Colombia, and Maldonado, 1410 m, Provincia Carchi, Ecuador.


In the Eleutherodactylus loustes group according to Lynch, 1992, J. Herpetol., 26: 53-59. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 112-113, who place it in the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, Eleutherodactylus loustes group. In the Pristimantis loustes species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 124, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus loustes) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 355.

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