Pristimantis turpinorum (Hardy, 2001)

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

Eleutherodactylus turpinorum Hardy, 2001, Bull. Maryland Herpetol. Soc., 37: 25. Holotype: USNM 227815, by original designation. Type locality: "St. John Parish, 3.75 miles WSW of Charlotteville, on Northside (Bloody Bay) Road, at milepost 27.5", Tobago.

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

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

English Names

Tobago Long-legged Palmfrog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 15). 


Lowland parts of northeastern Tobago Island, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Trinidad and Tobago

Endemic: Trinidad and Tobago


Most similar to Eleutherodactylus riveroi according to the original publication. See comment under Eleutherodactylus rozei. 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 map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus turpinorum) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 386. Jowers, Sánchez-Ramírez, Greener, Harper, Auguste, Marshall, Thomson, Byrne, Loughrey, Graham, McGhee, Murphy, Rivas-Fuenmayor, Beyts, and Downie, 2022, Pop. Ecol., 64: 136–149, reported on ecology, conservation status, and phylogenetic placement in Trinidad and Tobago. 

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