Pristimantis lymani (Barbour and Noble, 1920)

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

Eleutherodactylus lymani Barbour and Noble, 1920, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 63: 403. Holotype: MCZ 5422, by original designation. Type locality: "Perico, valley of the Chinchipe, [Provincia Cajamarca,] northwestern Peru".

Eleutherodactylus carrioni Parker, 1932, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 10, 9: 23. Holotype: BMNH 1931.2.12.1, by original designation; renumbered BMNH 1947.2.15.99, by museum records. Type locality: "Loja, South Ecuador", 2150 m. Synonymy by Lynch, 1969, Herpetologica, 25: 263.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) lymaniLynch, 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 lymaniHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) lymaniHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 120.

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

English Names

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


Broad semiarid valleys of the Chinchipe and Huancabamba river drainages in departaments of Cajamarca, Piura, Lambayaque (Peru) and north into the semiarid and mesic valleys of the Catamayo and Zamora rivers in Loja Province (Ecuador), 690–3000 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


See account by Lynch, 1969, Herpetologica, 25: 262–274, and comments by Lynch, 1979, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 66: 23–24. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, Eleutherodactylus conspicillatus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227. See account by Duellman and Pramuk, 1999, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 13: 1–78. Venegas, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 73–74, provided the southernmost record in Peru. Duellman and Lehr, 2007, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 39: 10, reported on the range. In the Pristimantis conspicillatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 120, and Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 125. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 191–192, for brief account. See comments by Székely, Eguiguren, Ordóñez-Delgado, Armijos-Ojeda, and Székely, 2020, PLoS One, 15(9: e0238306): 53, regarding the population in the Abra de Zamora, Ecuador. Armijos-Ojeda, Székely, Székely, Cogǎlniceanu, Cisneros-Heredia, Ordóñez-Delgado, Escudero, and Espinosa, 2021, ZooKeys, 1063: 40, provided a dot map for southwestern Ecuador and northwestern Peru. In the Pristimantis conspicillatus group, Pristimantis conspicillatus clade of Fouquet, Réjaud, Rodrigues, Ron, Chaparro, Osorno-Muñoz, Werneck, Hrbek, Lima, Camacho-Badani, Jaramillo-Martinez, and Chave, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20(1: 2130464): 1–16, who reported on phylogenetics and biogeography.

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