Pristimantis simoterus (Lynch, 1980)

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

Eleutherodactylus simoterus Lynch, 1980, Caldasia, 13: 177. Holotype: ICN 759, by original designation. Type locality: "Páramo de Letras, páramo-subpáramo, vereda Albania, Municipio de Herveo, Departamento del Tolima, 3200 m alt."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) simoterusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232.

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

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

English Names

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


Northern and northeastern flanks of Cordillera Central at elevation of 2700–4350 m, departaments of Caldas, Risaralda, and Tolima, Colombia.


In the Eleutherodactylus orcesi assembly of the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group. See geographic comment by Lynch, Ruiz-Carranza, and Ardila-Robayo, 1996, Caldasia, 18: 330. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus orcesi group, according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) orcesi 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 statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus simoterus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 621. Romero-Garcia, Clavijo-Garzon, and Bernal-Bautista, 20115, Zootaxa, 4007: 298–300, reported on the advertisement call. 

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