Pristimantis penelopus (Lynch and Rueda-Almonacid, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus penelopus Lynch and Rueda-Almonacid, 1999, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 310. Holotype: ICN 42459, by original designation. Type locality: "CALDAS. Samaná: carretera Samaná a Florencia, Km. 1.7. 1375 m.s.n.m.", Colombia.

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Along forested streams on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Central, in the departments of Antioquia, Caldas, and Tolima, Colombia, 1180–1500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Most similar to Eleutherodactylus latidiscus 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: 128. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus penelopus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 366. Palacio Baena, Muñoz Escobar, Gallo Delgado, and Rivera-Correa, 2006, Anfibios y Reptiles del Valle de Aburrá: 42–44, provided a brief account and photograph. See Restrepo, Velasco, and Daza-R., 2017, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 57: 1–15, who reported on genetic variation across its range and placed this species in the Craugastor ridens species group. 

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