Pristimantis pataikos (Duellman and Pramuk, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) pataikos Duellman and Pramuk, 1999, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 13: 38. Holotype: KU 212320, by original designation. Type locality: "north slope of Abra Barro Negro (06° 41′ S, 77° 51′ W, 3470 m), 28 km (by road) SSW Leimebamba, Provincia Chachapoyas, Departamento Amazonas, Peru".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known from the region of the type locality (near the crest of the northern part of the Cordillera Central) in the Province of Bagua, Department of Amazonas, Peru, 3470 m elevation; also reported from nearby Curintza, Zamora-Chinchipe Province, Ecuador, 1800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


In the Eleutherodactylus orestes group according to the original publication. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) orestes 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. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus pataikos) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 365. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 208–209, for brief account and request for verification of the Ecuadorian record.

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