Pristimantis tungurahua Reyes-Puig, Yánez-Muñoz, Cisneros-Heredia, and Ramírez, 2011

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

Pristimantis tungurahua Reyes-Puig, Yánez-Muñoz, Cisneros-Heredia, and Rámírez-Jaramillo, 2011 "2010", Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 2 (3): 79. Holotype: DHMECN4834, by original designation. Type locality: "en las vertientes altas de Nahuazo, flanco norte del volcán Tungurahua, cantón Baños, provincia de Tungurahua, Ecuador (01° 25′ 53.3″ S, 78° 25′ 33.6″ W, 2720 m)".

English Names

None noted.


Known from several localities in cloud forest associated with Volcán Tungurahua, Ecuador, at elevations of 2400 to 2900 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


Not assigned to a species group in the original publication. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128. Reyes-Puig, Reyes-Puig, Franco-Mena, Jost, and Yánez-Muñoz, 2022, ZooKeys, 1081: 59, discussed the elevational distribution.

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