Pristimantis rufioculis (Duellman and Pramuk, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) rufioculis Duellman and Pramuk, 1999, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 13: 64. Holotype: KU 212313, by original designation. Type locality: "east slope of Abra Pardo de Miguel, 2180 m, Provincia Rioja, Departamento San Martín, Peru".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality at 2180 m elevation on the eastern slopes of the northern part of the Cordillera Central and from 1138 m and 1750 m on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera del Condor, Peru; also reported from Campanilla, 1747 m elevation, San Carlos, Province of Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador on the eastern Andean slope. 


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 Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 230–231, for brief account. Tipantiza-Tuguminago, Auqui, Dueñas, and Valencia, 2018, Herpetozoa, Wien, 31: 119–122, provided a record for Ecuador and discussed the range. 

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