Pristimantis tribulosus (Lynch and Rueda-Almonacid, 1997)

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

Eleutherodactylus tribulosus Lynch and Rueda-Almonacid, 1997, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 21: 135. Holotype: ICN 37169, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, [Departamento Caldas,] Municipio Samana, corregimiento de Florencia, sitio «El Estadero», ca 6 km SW Florencia, 1950 m.s.n.m. Approximately 5 31′ N 75 04′ W."

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) tribulosusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 122.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the vicinity of the type locality (Florencia forest, Samaná municipality, in Caldas Department, Colombia) in cloud forests on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central, 1900–2400 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Likely the sister species of Eleutherodactylus galdi according to the original publication. Lynch and Glavis-Peñuela, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 265–268, provided an account and map. In the Pristimantis galdi species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 122, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus trepidotus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 386.

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