Pristimantis pyrrhomerus (Lynch, 1976)

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

Eleutherodactylus pyrrhomerus Lynch, 1976, Herpetologica, 32: 310. Holotype: KU 131606, by original designation. Type locality: "east edge of Pilalo, Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador, elevation 2580 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) pyrrhomerusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) pyrrhomerusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 125.

Pristimantis (Trachyphrynus) pyrrhomerus — Franco-Mena, Guayasamin, Andrade-Brito, Yánez-Muñoz, and Rojas-Runjaic, 2023, PeerJ, 11 (e14715): 17.

English Names

Lynch's Pilalo Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 78).


Upper cloud forest at elevations of 2075–3000 m on the western flank of the Andes in the provinces of Pichincha, Imbabura, Carchi, Cotopaxi and Bolívar, Ecuador.


Most closely related to Eleutherodactylus gladiator and Eleutherodactylus leoni according to Lynch, 1976, Herpetologica, 32: 311. In the monophyletic Eleutherodactylus pyrrhomerus assembly of the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group, according to Lynch, 1984, Herpetologica, 40: 237. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 126-127, who placed it in the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) myersi group. In the Pristimantis myersi species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 125, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus pyrrhomerus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 371.

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