Pristimantis ptochus (Lynch, 1998)

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

Eleutherodactylus ptochus Lynch, 1998, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 22: 138. Holotype: ICN 39780, by original designation. Type locality: "COLOMBIA, Departamento de Valle del Cauca, Municipio El Cairo, vereda Las Amarillas, El Boquerón (límite con Depto. Choco), 2100-2200 m."

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) ptochusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 121.

English Names

None noted.


Region of the type locality in western Colombia (Valle del Cauca and adjacent Risaralda and Chocó), 2160–2250 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group by implication of the original publication. See also Lynch and Ardila-Robayo, 1999, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 615-624. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) frater species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 121. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128. Arriaga-Jaramillo, Cuellar-Valencia, García-Gómez, Ceballaos-Castro, Bolívar-García, Velásquez-Trujillo, Ortiz-Baez, and Ospina-Sarria, 2023, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 58: 275–282, reported on the advertisement call in the Cerro El Inglés Nature Reserve. 

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