Tachiramantis lentiginosus (Rivero, 1984)

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

Eleutherodactylus lentiginosus Rivero, 1984 "1982", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 42: 84. Holotype: UPRM 6060, by original designation. Type locality: "Guacharaquita, 1.768 m., entre La Grita y Párama de La Negra, Edo. Táchira, Venezuela".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) lentiginosusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227.

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

Pristimantis (Pristimantis) lentiginosusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118.

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

English Names

Guacharaquita Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76).


Cloud forests on the eastern slopes of the Serrania del Perija in Norte de Santander, Colombia, and the adjacent region of the type locality (Guacharaquit) in Táchira, Venezuela. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Venezuela


In the Eleutherodactylus lentiginosus complex of the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, not assigned to species group by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227. In the subgenus Pristimantis, but unnassigned to species group by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 118, or Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 127. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 31, for comments on range, taxonomy, and literature.

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