Pristimantis platydactylus (Boulenger, 1903)

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

Hylodes platydactylus Boulenger, 1903, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 12: 554. Syntypes: BMNH 1902.11.28.11–13 (now reregistered 1947.2.15.91-96), 1903.6.30.8–10 (now reregistered 1947.2.15.91-96); BMNH 1947.2.15.92 designated lectotype by Köhler and Lötters, 1999, Copeia, 1999: 426. Type locality: "Santo Domingo, Carabaya, S.E. Peru, 6000 feet".

Hylodes platidactylusPeracca, 1904, Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. Univ. Torino, 19 (465): 29. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Eleutherodactylus platydactylusStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582–583, by implication; Gorham, 1966, Das Tierreich, 85: 92.

Eleutherodactylus bockermanni Donoso-Barros, 1970, Bol. Soc. Biol. Concepción, 42: 17. Holotype: R. Donoso-Barros 000765 (now IZUC), by original designation. Type locality: "Runerrabaque [= Rurrenabaque], Río Bení, Bení, Bolivia". Synonymy by De la Riva, 1998 "1997", Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 11: 71, who considered the stated type locality doubtful.

Eleutherodactylus bokermanniLynch, 1976, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 61: 1–24. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) platydactylusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 230.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) bockermanniLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 221.

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

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

English Names

Flat-fingered Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 78).


Southeastern Peru (Departments of Pasco and Ayacucho) to central Bolivia (Department of Santa Cruz) in cloud forest, 1000–3470 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Peru


 Márquez, De la Riva, and Bosch, 1995, J. Zool., London, 237: 313–336, reported on vocalization in Bolivia. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 230. See account by De la Riva, 1998 "1997", Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 11: 71–90. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 47, noted that this nominal species is likely composite. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 122–124, provided a brief account. Padial, Gonzales-Álvarez, Reichle, Aguayo-Vedia, and De la Riva, 2004, Graellsia, 60: 170, provided a record for Departamento Beni, Bolivia. Lehr, Lundberg, Aguilar, and von May, 2006, Herpetol. Monogr., 20: 122–123, provided comments on identification, biology, and range. 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 Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 219–220, for brief account.

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