Pristimantis supernatis (Lynch, 1979)

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

Eleutherodactylus supernatis Lynch, 1979, J. Herpetol., 13: 415. Holotype: KU 179351, by original designation. Type locality: "El Carmelo, Prov. Napo, Ecuador, 2710 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) supernatisLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233.

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

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

English Names

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


Moderate elevations (2540–3200 m) in the Cordillera Central of Colombia from the Nevado de Huila south to northern Ecuador (Carchi Department).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group, near Eleutherodactylus devillei and Eleutherodactylus vertebralis, according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233. See comment under Eleutherodactylus sulculus. Assigned to the Eleutherodactylus devillei group by Lynch, Ruiz-Carranza, and Ardila-Robayo, 1994, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 170: 1-42, who redefined the species. Mueses-Cisneros, 2005, Caldasia, 27: 236, provided records for Putumayo, Colombia. 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 supernatis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 383, who noted that records from the departments of Antioquia and Tolima apply to Pristimantis permixtus.

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