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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, 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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