Pristimantis ortizi (Guayasamin, Almeida-Reinoso, and Nogales-Sornosa, 2004)

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

Eleutherodactylus ortizi Guayasamin, Almeida-Reinoso, and Nogales-Sornosa, 2004, Herpetol. Monogr., 18: 133. Holotype: QCAZ 16313, by original designation. Type locality: "near Nueva América (77° 58′ 54″ W, 00° 15′ 34″ N; elevation 3420 m), Provincia imbabura, Ecuador".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Montane forest and paramo in the vicinity of El Chamizo (3264 m elevation), Provincia Carchi, and Nueva América (3420 m elevation), Provincia Imbabura, in the Cordillera Oriental of northern Ecuador; likely in adjacent Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Likely/Controversially Present: Colombia

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Eleutherodactylus orcesi group according to the original publication. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) orcesi species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 125. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128.

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