Pristimantis maculosus (Lynch, 1991)

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

Eleutherodactylus maculosus Lynch, 1991, J. Herpetol., 25: 349. Holotype: ICN 8591, by original designation. Type locality: "beside the Quebrada Los Patos, 3.7 km by road N of Belmira, vereda Los Patos, Municipio Belmira, Dept. Antioquia, Colombia, 2620 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) maculosusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) maculosusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 123.

English Names

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


Municipios of Sonsón and Belmira, Department of Antioquia, and the municipio of Samaná, Caldas, Colombia, 2560–2900 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Included in the casual Eleutherodactylus leptolophus group in the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus leptolophus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. Páez, Galeano, and Urbina, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 235-238, provided an account and map. In the Pristimantis leptolophus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 123, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus maculosus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 356.

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