Pristimantis quantus (Lynch, 1998)

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

Eleutherodactylus quantus Lynch, 1998, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 22: 136. Holotype: ICN 29340, by original designation. Type locality: "COLOMBIA, Departamento de Valle del Cauca, Municipio El Cairo, vereda Las Amarillas, El Boquerón (límite con Depto. Choco), 2100-2250 m."

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Serranía de los Paraguas, northern Valle del Cauca Department, and Natural Reserve El Centella, southwestern Antioquia, Colombia, 2100–2461 m elevation. Expected to be found in intervening cloud forest habitats i. 


In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group by implication of the original publication. 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 photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus quantus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 372. Placed in the new Pristimantis boulengeri species group by González-Durán, Targino, Rada, and Grant, 2017, Zootaxa, 4243: 42–74. Placed in the Pristimantis boulengeri group and compared with others in this group by Patiño-Ocampo, Duarte-Marín, and Rivera-Correa, 2022, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 5: 60–90. Grisales-Martínez and Rendón-Valencia, 2022, Cuad. Herpetol., 36: 119–122, provided a record from Natural Reserve El Centella, municipality of Jardín, Antioquia, Colombia, 2461 m elevation, summarized the known range, comparative morphology, habitat, and conservation status. 

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