Pristimantis viridis (Ruiz-Carranza, Lynch, and Ardila-Robayo, 1997)

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

Eleutherodactylus viridis Ruiz-Carranza, Lynch, and Ardila-Robayo, 1997, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 21: 169. Holotype: ICN 30939, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento de Antioquia, Municipio Frontino, Km. 18 carretera Nutibara - La Blanquita (= Murri), 1940 m."

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) viridisHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118.

English Names

None noted.


Cloud forests on the western slope of the Cordillera Occidental (Municipalities of Frontino, Ituango, and Urrao) in Antioquia, Colombia, 1460 to 1940 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Likely the sister species of Eleutherodactylus ganonotus according to the original publication. In the subgenus Pristimantis, but unnassigned to species group by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118, and by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus viridis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 622. Pinto-Erazo and Rada, 2018, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 4: 65–69, provided a detailed review of morphology, systematics, life history, range, conservation, and corrected misidentifications that had led previous authors to consider the species to occur in Caldas, Colombia. 

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