Pristimantis polychrus (Ruiz-Carranza, Lynch, and Ardila-Robayo, 1997)

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

Eleutherodactylus polychrus Ruiz-Carranza, Lynch, and Ardila-Robayo, 1997, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 21: 162. Holotype: ICN 19228, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento de Antioquia, Municipio Urrao, vereda Calles, quebrada Agudelo, Parque Natural Nacional Las Orquídeas, 1410-1430 m."

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) polychrusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118.

English Names

None noted.


Known from the Pacific slope of the Cordillera Occidental from three localities: Murri, the Parque Natural Nacional Las Orquídeas, and at San José del Palmar, Colombia, 1140–1540 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Possibly related to Eleutherodactylus gracilis the original publication. In the subgenus Pristimantis, but unnassigned to species group according to Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118and Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus polychrus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 369.

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