Pristimantis zophus (Lynch and Ardila-Robayo, 1999)

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

Eleutherodactylus zophus Lynch and Ardila-Robayo, 1999, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 621. Holotype: ICN 20149, by original designation. Type locality: "COLOMBIA, Departamento de ANTIOQUIA, Muncipio de Urrao, carretera Urrao—Caicedo, vereda El Chuscal, Quebrada "La Nevera", 2680 m.s.n.m.".

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

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from three localities (2030–2680 m elevation) in the northern part of the Cordillera Occidental of Antioquia Department, Colombia.


In the Eleutherodactylus taeniatus complex according to the original publication. In the Pristimantis (Pristimantis) frater species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 121. Not assignable to a species group according to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 128. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus zophus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 392. Patiño-Ocampo, González-Garzón, Martinez-Toro, and Rivera-Correa, 2022, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 23: 1–6, reported on the advertisement call. 

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