Pristimantis venegasi Ortega, Brito-M., and Ron, 2022

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

Pristimantis venegasi Ortega, Brito-M., and Ron, 2022, PeerJ, 10 (e13761): 39. Holotype: QCAZ 66440, by original designation. Type locality: "Ecuador, Pastaza Province, canton Mera, Parish Mera, San Rafael, Ankaku Community Reserve, Buffer zone of Llanganates National Park (1.2738° S; 78.0644° W), 2,110 m". Zoobank publication registration: AFBD6AC9-D3E2-4112-AC3F-A2156268ECB3

English Names

Venegas Rain Frog (original publication). 


Surroundings of Ankaku Community, Llanganates National Park, Pastaza Province, Ecuador, 1500–2110 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


Comparative morphology and molecular markers detailed in the original publication, where the species was assigned to the new Pristimantis anaiae species group, of uncertain placement within PristimantisReyes-Puig, Yánez-Muñoz, Libke, Vinueza, and Carrión-Olmedo, 2024, Evol. Syst., 8: 101–118, provided a molecular tree of the placement of this species as well as a morphological comparison with other members of the Pristimantis anaiae species group and a dot map of distribution. 

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