Pristimantis tinguichaca Brito-M., Ojala-Barbour, Batallas-R., and Almendáriz C., 2016

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

Pristimantis tinguichaca Brito-M., Ojala-Barbour, Batallas-Revelo, and Almendáriz C., 2016, J. Herpetol., 50: 338. Holotype: MEPN 14418, by original designation. Type locality: "Tinguichaca, Sangay National Park (78°25′29.0″W, 02°12′49.80″S), Zuñac, Morona, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador, elevation 2,830 m".

Pristimantis (Huicundomantis) tinguichaca — Páez and Ron, 2019, ZooKeys, 868: 27. 

English Names

Tinguichaca Striped Rain Frog (original publication). 


Known from several cloud forest sites in the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes in Sangay National Park, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador between 2750 and 2830 m elevation, as well as in montane forest in the Cerro Candelaria and Cerro Mayordomo reserves of Fundación Ecominga and the Machay Reserve in the upper Pastaza River watershed, Tungurahua Province, east-central Ecuador, ca. 2290 to 2472 m elevation


In the Pristimantis unistrigatus group according to the original publication. Franco-Mena, Reyes-Puig, and Yánez-Muñoz, 2019, Check List, 15: 857–862, provided a range extension and discussed variation in color pattern. Reyes-Puig, Reyes-Puig, Franco-Mena, Jost, and Yánez-Muñoz, 2022, ZooKeys, 1081: 58, provided a record from Machay Reserve, Tunguruhua Province, Ecuador, 2290 m elevation. 

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