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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: 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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