Pristimantis rhabdolaemus (Duellman, 1978)

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

Eleutherodactylus rhabdolaemus Duellman, 1978, Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 81: 65. Holotype: LSUMZ 26150, by original designation. Type locality: "Huanhuahayocc, 1650 m, on trail from Tambo to Valle del Apurimac, Departamento Ayacucho, Perú (12° 45′ S; 73° 50′ W)".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) rhabdolaemusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) rhabdolaemusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 126.

English Names

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


Eastern slopes of the Andes in the Peruvian departments of Ayacucho, Cusco, and Apurimac, 1000–2650 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Peru

Endemic: Peru


See account by Lynch and McDiarmid, 1987, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 100: 337–346. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, unassigned to species group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. See De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 47, for literature access. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 125–126, provided a brief account and noted previous confusion with Eleutherodactylus toftae. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) peruvianus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 126; this reformulated as the Pristimantis danae species group by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 125. Literature between 1987 and 2009 will report this species in the sense of including what is now recognized as Pristimatis pharangobates. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 226–227, for brief account.

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