Tachiramantis douglasi (Lynch, 1996)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Pristimantinae > Genus: Tachiramantis > Species: Tachiramantis douglasi

Eleutherodactylus douglasi Lynch, 1996, Copeia, 1996: 103. Holotype: ICN 15405, by original designation. Type locality: "km 34.3 on the carretera from Bucaramanga to Pamplona, boundary (límite) between municipios Piedecuesta and Tona, Departamento de Santander, Colombia, elevation 2540 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) douglasiLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223.

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

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

Tachiramantis douglasi  — Heinicke, Barrio-Amorós, and Hedges, 2015, Zootaxa, 3986: 160. 

English Names

None noted.


Eastern and western flanks of the Cordillera Oriental in Santander and Norte de Santander, Colombia, 1800–3112 m elevation, possibly extending into adjacent Venezuela.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Likely/Controversially Present: Venezuela

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus galdi group defined by Lynch, 1996, Copeia, 1996: 103–108. 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 galdi species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 122, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 126. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus douglasi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 334. Meza-Joya, Chinchilla-Lemus, Ramos, Armesto, and Acevedo-Rincón, 2019, Herpetol. Notes, 12: 61–69, provided new localities and discussed identification and the range (including the dot map). Amaya-Villabona and Cortes-Suárez, 2019, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 2: 100–101, provided a spot map for the Departamento de Santander, Colombia. 

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