Pristimantis schultei (Duellman, 1990)

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

Eleutherodactylus schultei Duellman, 1990, J. Herpetol., 24: 348. Holotype: KU 212222, by original designation. Type locality: "5 km N Levanto (06°17′S, 77°51′W, elevatino 2850 m), Provincia de Chachapoyas, Departamento de Amazonas, Peru".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) schulteiLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) schulteiHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 123.

English Names

Schulte's Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 79).


Disturbed cloud forest in the northern part of the Cordillera Central in the Departments of Amazonas and San Martín, Peru; and in adjacent Ecuador in the provinces of Zamora Chinchipe and Cañar in montane cloud forest.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador, Peru


In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus lacrimosus assemblage of this group, according to Heyer and Hardy, 1991, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 104: 444. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group, according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. See account by Duellman and Pramuk, 1999, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 13: 1-78. In the Pristimantis lacrimosus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 123, and of  Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus schultei) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 378. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 233-235, for brief account. Beraún, Durán, and Venegas, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 281-285, discussed the range and provided a records from the Departamento Amazonas (Bongara, Rodríguez de Mendoza, and Luja Provinces) and San Martín (Cáceres Province) and suggested that the record from Mitobamba, Cajamarca Department, Peru, provided by Duellman and Lehr (2009) actually represents an unnamed species. Yánez-Muñoz, Toral-Contreras, Meza-Ramos, Reyes-Puig, Bejarano-Muñoz, Mueses-Cisneros, and Paucar, 2012, Check List, 8: 286–290, provided records for Reserva Biológica Tapichalaca (Provincia de Zamora Chinchipe) and San Antonio de Jubal (Provincia de Cañar), Ecuador.  

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