Pristimantis rhabdocnemus (Duellman and Hedges, 2005)

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

Eleutherodactylus rhabdocnemus Duellman and Hedges, 2005, Copeia, 2005: 531. Holotype: KU 291646, by original designation. Type locality: "Peru, Departamento de Pasco, Provincia de Oxapampa, 2.9 km north and 5.5 km east (airline) of Oxapampa, 10° 32′ 38″ S, 75° 21′ 10″ W, 2600 m elevation".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known from elevations of 2600–2900 m on the western slopes of the Cordillera Yanachaga in central Peru (Provincia de Oxapampa, Departamento de Pasco).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) unistrigatus group according to the original publication. Lehr, Lundberg, Aguilar, and von May, 2006, Herpetol. Monogr., 20: 123, provided comments on identification, habitat, and range, which they suggested may be synonymous with Eleutherodactylus lirellus. 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 Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 225–226, for brief account.

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