Pristimantis rhigophilus (La Marca, 2007)

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

Mucubatrachus rhigophilus La Marca, 2007 "2006", Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 3: 79. Holotype: ULABG1915, by original designation. Type locality: "Páramo de Guaramacal, 3100 m (9° 13′ 53.9″ N, 70° 11′ 08.7″ W), en la via Laguna de Los Cedros-Guaramacal, Municipio Bocono, Estado Trujillo, Venezuela".

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) rhigophilusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Páramo de Guaramacal, Municipio Bocono, Trujillo, Venezuela) from upper montane wet forest to páramo.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


In the subgenus Pristimantis, but unnassigned to species group by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118, or by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 124, for comments on range and literature. 

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