Pristimantis ocellatus (Lynch and Burrowes, 1990)

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

Eleutherodactylus ocellatus Lynch and Burrowes, 1990, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 136: 18. Holotype: IND-AN 1441, by original designation. Type locality: "Reserva Natural La Planada, Mcpio. de Ricuarte, Depto. Nariño, Colombia, 1780 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) ocellatus Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229.

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

Pristimantis (Hypodictyon) ocellatusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 116.

English Names

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


Cloud forest at elevations of 1255–1780 m on the Pacific versant of the Andes in the departments of Cauca and Nariño, Colombia, and extreme northern Provincia Carchi, Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


Most similar to Eleutherodactylus crenunguis according to the original publication. Lynch, Ruiz-Carranza, and Ardila-Robayo, 1994, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 170: 1-42, considered this species to be in the Eleutherodactylus cerasinus group. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 119-120, who placed it in the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, Eleutherodactylus cerasinus group. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 227, included this species in his Eleutherodactylus cerasinus series, Eleutherodactylus cerasinus group. In the Pristimantis (Hypodictyon) rubicundus group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 116, and in the Pristimantis ridens species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126.

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