Pristimantis viejas (Lynch and Rueda-Almonacid, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus viejas Lynch and Rueda-Almonacid, 1999, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 311. Holotype: ICN 42426, by original designation. Type locality: "ANTIOQUIA, Municipio San Carlos: carretera San Carlos a vereda Patio Bonito, Hda. Las Vegas, 1180 m.s.n.m."

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) viejasHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 121.

English Names

None noted.


Colombia in two disjunct areas, one population along the eastern base of the northern part of the Cordillera Central in the departments of Caldas, Antioquia and Córdoba, and the other found on the opposite side of the Magdalena valley on the western slope of the Cordillera Oriental in the departments of Boyacá, Cundinamarca, and Santander, generally below 1500 m elevation 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus frater group according to the original publication. See also Lynch and Ardila-Robayo, 1999, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 615–624. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) frater species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 121. In the Pristimantis ridens species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. Ovalle-Pacheco, Camacho-Rozo, and Arroyo, 2019, Check List, 15: 393–394, reported the species from Boyacá, Colombia, and commented on the range in Colombia. Romero-Martínez, Vidal-Pastrana, Lynch, and Dueñas, 2008, Caldasia, 30: 209–229, discussed the population on Cerro Murrucucú, Córdoba, Colombia. Sepúlveda‑Seguro, Marín-Castaño, Amézquita, García, and Daza-R., 2022, Organisms Divers. Evol., 22: 803–820, studied geographic variation in calls, molecular markers, and morphology, and discovered a high-elevation cryptic lineage, which they name Pristimantis campesino

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