Pristimantis polemistes (Lynch and Ardila-Robayo, 2004)

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

Eleutherodactylus polemistes Lynch and Ardila-Robayo, 2004, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 28: 404. Holotype: ICN 18808, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Antioquia: Municipio de Urrao, vereda La Clara, quebrada Cañahonda, 2320 m".

Pristimantis polemistesHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2;  Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 125.

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) polemistesHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118. See comment under Pristimantis regarding subgenera. 

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality (Cañahonda waterfall, municipality of Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia, 2320 m elevation) in the northern Cordillera Occidental.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus bellona group, along with Eleutherodactylus mars and Eleutherodactylus bellona, according to the original publication. In the subgenus Pristimantis bellona species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 125. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus polemistes) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 369.

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