Pristimantis myersi (Goin and Cochran, 1963)

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

Trachyphrynus myersi Goin and Cochran, 1963, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 31: 502. Holotype: CAS 85177, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, [Departamento] Nariño, 20 miles east of Pasto".

Eleutherodactylus myersiLynch, 1968, Herpetologica, 24: 289–300.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) myersiLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) myersiHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 125.

Pristimantis (Trachyphrynus) myersi — Franco-Mena, Guayasamin, Andrade-Brito, Yánez-Muñoz, and Rojas-Runjaic, 2023, PeerJ, 11 (e14715): 17.

English Names

Myers' Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77).


Páramos on the Nudo de Pasto and the southern end of the Cordillera Central in Colombia (2900–3275 m) south along the Andes to the provinces of Imbabura and Sucumbíos, Ecuador (2800 to 3470 m).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


In the monophyletic Eleutherodactylus pyrrhomerus assembly of the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group, according to Lynch, 1984, Herpetologica, 40: 237. See account by Lynch, 1981, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 72: 25-26. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) myersi series, Eleutherodactylus myersi group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. In the Pristimantis myersi species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 125, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. Rojas-Runjaic and Guayasamin, 2015, Check List, 11 (Art. 1542): 1–4, reported specimens from northern Ecuador in the provinces of Sucumbíos and Imbabura, and mapped the entire range of the species. 

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