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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guyana

Likely/Controversially Present: Brazil

Endemic: Guyana


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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