Pristimantis scoloblepharus (Lynch, 1991)

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

Eleutherodactylus scoloblepharus Lynch, 1991, J. Herpetol., 25: 350. Holotype: ICN 8583, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Los Patos, 3.7 km N Belmira, vereda Los Patos, Mcpio. Belmira, Dept. Antioquia, Colombia, 2620 m".

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

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

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

English Names

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


Andean forests to páramo in the central region of the Cordillera Central in the department of Antioquia (municipalities of Belmira, Sonson, Bello, Envigado, Liborina, Santa Rosa de Osos and San José de la Montaña), between 2040 and the 3300 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the casually defined Eleutherodactylus leptolophus group, according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus leptolophus group, according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. Páez, Galeano, and Urbina, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 252-255, provided an account and map. In the Pristimantis leptolophus 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 scoloblepharus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 379. Marín-Castaño and Rivera-Correa, 2019, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 5: 47–51, provided a detailed account including information on life history, range, as well as photographs and a dot map.

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