Pristimantis saltissimus Means and Savage, 2007

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

Pristimantis saltissimus Means and Savage, 2007, Zootaxa, 1658: 48. Holotype: USNM563639, by original designation. Type locality: "from the Wokomung Massif, near Falls Camp, Potaro-Siparuni District, west-central Guyana; 05° 05′ 25″N, 59° 50′ 18″W, 1385 m".

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the Wokomung Massif at elevations between 698 and 1560 m, west-central Guyana; likely to extend in the same habitat into adjacent Brazil.


In the Pristimantis 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 Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 389–390, for brief account and records for Guyana. Jablonski, Grul'a, Barrio-Amorós, and Kok, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 473–478, compared the mtDNA 16s sequence of this species with other species in the eastern tepuis of Venezuela and Guyana. 

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