Pristimantis mnionaetes (Lynch, 1998)

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

Eleutherodactylus mnionaetes Lynch, 1998, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 22: 430. Holotype: ICN 11004, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento de Boyacá, municipio de Ramiriqui, Km 11-12 carretera Ramiriqui--Zetaquira, 3060-3080 m".

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

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

English Names

None noted. 


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality in the páramo Bijagual in the municipalities of Ramiqriqui and Zetaquira, state of Boyacá, Colombia, 3060–3800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Likely the sister species of Eleutherodactylus nervicus according to the original publication. Lynch, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 239-242, provided an account and map. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) unistrigatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 127. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus mnionaetes) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 358. Ballestas and Delgadillo-Méndez, 2018, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 4(2): 51–55, provided a detailed account. 

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