Pristimantis yukpa Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Infante-Rivero, 2008

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

Pristimantis yukpa Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Infante-Rivero, 2008, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 21: 84. Holotype: MHNLS 18525, by original designation. Type locality: "Kiriponsa, comunidad indígena Yukpa, cuenca del río Tokuko, municipio Machiques de Perijá, sierra de Perijá, estado Zulia, Venezuela (09º 51′ N, 72º 53′O; altitud: 1005 m)".

English Names

None noted.


Sierra de Perijá, 500–1378 m elevation, of Colombia (La Guajira) and Venezuela, and an isolated record from Otaré, Ocaña municipality, Norte de Santander department, Colombia, as well as the Magdalena Valley of Colombia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Venezuela


Not assignable to species group according to the original publication. Meza-Joya, 2016, Check List, 12 (5: 1971): 1–6, provided the first record for Colombia on the western slope of the Sierranía de Perija in the Departamento La Guajira, Colobia. Meza-Joya, Chinchilla-Lemus, Ramos, Armesto, and Acevedo-Rincón, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 61–69, provided a new Colombian locality (Norte de Santander) and discussed identification and the range (including a dot map). See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 129, for comments on range and literature. Arias, Barrio-Amorós, García-Rodríguez, and Chaves, 2023, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 5: 7, suggested that records from the Magdalena Valley of Colombia of nominal Pristimantis taeniatus should be reassigned to Pristimantis yukpa. Rivas-Fuenmayor, Sibira, and Barros-Blanco, 2023, Anartia, Zulia, 35: 16–17,  discussed the paratypes and their identification(s). 

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