Pristimantis morlaco Sánchez-Nivicela, Toral-Contreras, and Urgilés, 2022

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

Pristimantis morlaco Sánchez-Nivicela, Toral-Contreras, and Urgilés, 2022, Neotropical Biodiversity, 8: 308. Holotype: ZSFQ 4150, by original designation. Type locality: "la Quebrada de Apangoras, sector de Challuabamba (−2.854194S, −78.898917O, 2379 m de elevación), cantón Cuenca, provincia del Azuay, Ecuador". LSID: CC8DA7EB-66ED-4DBB-81F4-A5ED175F7A19 

English Names

Morlaco Rainfrog (original publication). 


In the Province of Azuay, Ecuador within the drainages of the Paute and Jubones rivers, between 2219 and 2979 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


Previously confused with Pristimantis phoxocephalus according to the original publcation, where comparative morphology, advertisement call, and molecular markers were detailed. 

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