Pristimantis yuruaniensis Rödder and Jungfer, 2008

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

Pristimantis yuruaniensis Rödder and Jungfer, 2008, Zootaxa, 1814: 59. Holotype: ZFMK87278, by original designation. Type locality: "Yuruaní-tepui, Estado Bolívar, Municipio Gran Sabana, Venezuela (Fig. 3), approximately 5° 19′ 31″N, 60° 50′ 40″ W, 2300 m a.s.l.".

English Names

Yuruaní Rainfrog (original publication).


Known only from Yuruaní-tepui, Estado Bolívar, Municipio Gran Sabana, Venezuela, 2300 to 2550 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


Unnassigned to species group according to the original publication where morphology and advertisement call were detailed. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128. Kok, Means, and Bossuyt, 2011, Zootaxa, 2934: 1–19, mapped the type locality. Señaris, Lampo, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2014, Guía Ilust. Anf. Parque Nac. Canaima: 104–105, provided a photograph and a brief account for the Parque Nacional de Canaima, Venezuela. Jablonski, Grul'a, Barrio-Amorós, and Kok, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 473–478, compared the mt 16s sequence of this species with other species in the eastern tepuis of Venezuela and Guyana. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 129, for comments on range and literature. 

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