Pristimantis metabates (Duellman and Pramuk, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus metabates Duellman and Pramuk, 1999, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 13: 31. Holotype: KU 186904, by original designation; corrected to KU 196904 by Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 200. Type locality: "20 km (by trail) SW of Chiriaco (05° 13′ S, 78° 17′ W, 525 m), Provincia Bagua, Departamento Amazonas, Peru".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the region of the type locality in the Province of Bagua, Department of Amazonas, northern Peru, and also reported from the "Centro de Estudios y Desarrollo para Amazonia", a reserve in northeastern Zamora-Chinchipe, southern Ecuador, both in the eastern foothills of the Andes, 525 to 860 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


In the Eleutherodactylus conspicillatus group according to the original publication. In the Pristimantis conspicillatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 120, and Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 125. Cisneros-Heredia, Armijos-Ojeda, and Valarezo, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 185-188, provided the record from Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador, and discussed the geographic and ecological range. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 199-200, for brief account.

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