Serranobatrachus delicatus (Ruthven, 1917)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Pristimantinae > Genus: Serranobatrachus > Species: Serranobatrachus delicatus

Eleutherodactylus delicatus Ruthven, 1917, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 43: 1. Holotype: UMMZ 50159, by original designation. Type locality: "San Lorenzo (5,000 feet), Santa Marta Mountains, Colombia".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) delicatusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154. Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) delicatusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 122.

Serranobatrachus delicatus — Arroyo, Targino, Rueda-Solano, Daza-R., and Grant, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (1: 2123865): 8. 

English Names

Delicate Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74).


Sierra Santa Marta, Colombia, 1500-2600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


See account by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 401-403. In the more exclusvie Eleutherodactylus galdi group of Lynch, 1996, Copeia, 1996: 103-108. In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, Eleutherodactylus galdi group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. In the Pristimantis species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 122, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126.

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