Pristimantis muscosus (Duellman and Pramuk, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) muscosus Duellman and Pramuk, 1999, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 13: 51. Holotype: KU 219482, by original designation. Type locality: "east slope of Abra Pardo de Miguel (05° 46′ S, 77° 41′ W, about 1800 m), Provincia Rioja, Departamento San Martín, Peru".

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

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

Pristimantis (Huicundomantis) muscosus — Páez and Ron, 2019, ZooKeys, 868: 27. 

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the eastern slope of the Cordillera del Condor in Ecuador and adjacent Peru.


In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to the original publication. 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 Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 201-202, for brief account and statement that the Ecuador record requires confirmation. Yánez-Muñoz, Toral-Contreras, Meza-Ramos, Reyes-Puig, Bejarano-Muñoz, Mueses-Cisneros, and Paucar, 2012, Check List, 8: 286-290, provided a range extension in Ecuador and commented on the range. In the Pristimantis (Huicundomantis) cryptomelas species group of Páez and Ron, 2019, ZooKeys, 868: 95, who (p. 95) suggested that the Ecuadorian population may represent an unnamed species. Venegas, García Ayachi, and Catenazzi, 2021 "2022", Taxonomy, 2022: 37, suggested that the Ecuadorian part of the range requires genetic confirmation. 

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