Pristimantis toftae (Duellman, 1978)

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

Eleutherodactylus toftae Duellman, 1978, Herpetologica, 34: 267. Holotype: KU 171863, by original designation. Type locality: "Finca Panguana, Río Llullapichis, 4-5 km upstream from Río Pachitea, Departamento Huánuco, Perú, 08° 36′ S, 74° 57′ W, elevation 200 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) toftaeLynch, 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 toftaeHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) toftaeHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 126.

English Names

Pachitea Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 80).


Forests of the Amazonian lowlands to lower Andean foothills of central Peru to Cochabamba, Bolivia and extreme western Brazil.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Bolivia, Brazil, Peru


 Márquez, De la Riva, and Bosch, 1995, J. Zool., London, 237: 313–336, reported on vocalization in Bolivia. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, unassigned to species group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233. Padial, Gonzales-Álvarez, Reichle, Aguayo-Vedia, and De la Riva, 2004, Graellsia, 60: 170-171, provided recordsfor Departamentos La Paz and Pando, Bolivia. Duellman, 2005, Cusco Amazonico: 271–272, provided an account (adult morphology, description of the call, life history). In the Pristimantis peruvianus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 126; this reformulated as the Pristimantis danae species group by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 125. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 246-247, for brief account and inclusion of Brazil within the range. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 98–99

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