Pristimantis walkeri (Lynch, 1974)

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

Eleutherodactylus walkeri Lynch, 1974, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 87: 381. Holotype: KU 131652, by original designation. Type locality: "Las Palmas (junction of highways 28 and 30), Prov. Pichincha, Ecuador, 920 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) walkeriLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154; Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 234.

Pristimantis walkeriHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10094; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

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

English Names

Walker's Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 80).

Warbler Rainfrog (Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 91).

Walker's Yellow-groined Cutin (XXXX). 

Distribution

Chocoan lowlands from Francisco Pizarro Municipality, Nariño, Colombia south along the lowlands and Pacific slopes of Ecuadorian Andes (0–1270 m) south along the western slopes of the Andes to southwest-central Ecuador.

Comment

See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 148-149, who place this in the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group. 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. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 92–94, provided an account and dot map for Ecuador. Arteaga-Navarro, Pyron, Peñafiel, Romero-Barreto, Culebras, Bustamante, Yánez-Muñoz, and Guayasamin, 2016, PLoS One, 11(4: e0151746): 1–40, suggested that populations of northwestern Ecuador are referable to Pristimantis nietoi and Pristimantis luteolateralis, and those in southwestern Ecuador to Pristimantis buenaventura. Pinto-Erazo, Calderón-Espinosa, Medina-Rangel, and Méndez-Galeano, 2020, Biota Colomb., 21: 44–57, provided a record from Francisco Pizarro Municipality, Nariño, Colombia. See Freile, Coloma, Terán-Valdez, Acosta-López, Tapia, and Pazmiño-Otamendi, 2020, Anfibios de Junín: 52–53, for brief account for Junín, Ecuador (identification, habitat, range and photograph).

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