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. 

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 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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