Pristimantis signifer (Ruiz-Carranza, Lynch, and Ardila-Robayo, 1997)

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

Eleutherodactylus signifer Ruiz-Carranza, Lynch, and Ardila-Robayo, 1997, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 21: 167. Holotype: ICN 20049, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento del Chocó, Municipio San José del Palmar, 12-12.6 Km. por carretera E. San José del Palmar, flanco occidntal Serranía de los Paraguas, 1850-1860 m."

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the quebradas along the highway between Cartago and San José del Palmar on the western slopes of the Serranía de los Paraguas, 1850–1860 m elevation, Departamento Chocó, Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Considered the sister species of Eleutherodactylus pugnax in 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 photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus signifer) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 380.

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