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

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

Eleutherodactylus simoteriscus Lynch, Ruiz-Carranza, and Ardila-Robayo, 1997, Caldasia, 18: errata supplement printed in 1997. Holotype: ICN 22835, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia. Departamento del Tolima. Municipio de Cajamarca, Páramo de los Valles, SW of Anaime, Anaime-Santa Helena road, 3580-3600 m alt."

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the páramos of the central and southern Cordillera Central of Colombia

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Most similar to Eleutherodactylus simoterus according to the original publication. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus simoteriscus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 381. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128.

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