Pristimantis renjiforum (Lynch, 2000)

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

Eleutherodactylus renjiforum Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 436. Holotype: ICN 13757, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Cundinamarca, municipio Cabrera, vereda Núñez, 16 km S Cabrera, 2400–2800 m.s.n.m." Cruz-Rodríguez, Lynch, Cárdenas, and Caicedo-Portilla, 2021, Zootaxa, 4965: 263, noted the data associated with the paratype in the MLS is "Finca Primavera, Alta San Miguel, Cundinamarca, Colombia". 

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Cloud forest on the western slope of the Cordillera Oriental of the Department of Cundinamarca (municipalities of Cabrera, Pasca, San Antonio del Tequendama, and Sibaté), Colombia. 2000 to 2800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Most similar to Eleutherodactylus lynchi and Eleutherodactylus bogotensis according to the original publication. Lynch and Renjifo, 2001, Guia Anf. Rept. Bogota: 57, presented a brief account and photograph. See Renjifo, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 338-341, provided an account and map. 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 map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus renjiforum) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 372. Avellaneda-Moreno and Delgadillo-Méndez, 2020, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 6: 57–62, provided a detailed literature review and account, including natural history, photograph, morphology, and range map. Cruz-Rodríguez, Lynch, Cárdenas, and Caicedo-Portilla, 2021, Zootaxa, 4965: 264, pictured a paratype in the MLS.  

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