Pristimantis simonbolivari (Wiens and Coloma, 1992)

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

Eleutherodactylus simonbolivari Wiens and Coloma, 1992, J. Herpetol., 26: 197. Holotype: QCAZ 1459, by original designation. Type locality: "Bosque Protector Cashca Totoras, 10 km southeast Santiago on road to Santa Rosa de Totoras, (78°53′W, 1°42′S, elevation 3200 m), Provincia Bolívar, Ecuador".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) simonbolivariLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 132–133.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) simonbolivariHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 125.

English Names

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


Known only from the region of the type locality, Cashca Totoras, Bolívar Province, in central Ecuador, 3200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Eleutherodactylus myersi assembly according to the original publication. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 132–133, who placed it in the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, Eleutherodactylus orestes group. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) orestes species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 125. 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 simonbolivari) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 380.

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