Pristimantis rhodostichus (Duellman and Pramuk, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) rhodostichus Duellman and Pramuk, 1999, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 13: 63. Holotype: KU 212264, by original designation. Type locality: "west slope of Abra Tangarana, 1080 m, 7 km (by road) NE San Juan de Pacaysapa, Provincia Lamas, Departamento San Martín, Peru".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known from the type locality on the road from Abra Pardo Miguel to Moyobamba on the east slope of the northern part of the Cordillera Central in northern Peru (Amazonas Department; into adjacent Ecuador at Curintza, Zamora Chinchipe Province, 1800 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to 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 rhodostichus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 373. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 228–229, for brief account. Yánez-Muñoz, Toral-Contreras, Meza-Ramos, Reyes-Puig, Bejarano-Muñoz, Mueses-Cisneros, and Paucar, 2012, Check List, 8: 286–290, reported this species in Ecuador and commented on the range. Venegas, García Ayachi, and Catenazzi, 2021 "2022", Taxonomy, 2022: 37, suggested that the Ecuadorian part of the range requires genetic confirmation.

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