Pristimantis xylochobates (Lynch and Ruiz-Carranza, 1996)

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

Eleutherodactylus xylochobates Lynch and Ruiz-Carranza, 1996, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 20: 359. Holotype: ICN 28962, by original designation. Type locality: "Boquerón, vereda Las Amarillas, Departamento del Valle, Colombia, 2200-2250 m".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from two sites on the crest of the Serranía de los Paraguas at the border between departamentos Chocó and Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 75–182 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Most closely related to Eleutherodactylus cacao and Eleutherodactylus chrysops according to the original publication. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) devillei species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 121. In the reformulated Pristimantis devillei species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus xylochobates) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 391.

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