Yunganastes mercedesae (Lynch and McDiarmid, 1987)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Pristimantinae > Genus: Yunganastes > Species: Yunganastes mercedesae

Eleutherodactylus mercedesae Lynch and McDiarmid, 1987, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 100: 340. Holotype: USNM 257848, by original designation. Type locality: "ca. 3.3 km north of Cochabamba to Villa Tunari on road to San Onofre, at a point 97.5 km from Cochabamba, Provincia Chapare, Departamento Cochabamba, Bolivia, ca. 1690 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) mercedesaeLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228.

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

Eleutherodactylus (Yunganastes) mercedesaePadial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Köhler, Domic, and De la Riva, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 217.

Pristimantis (Yunganastes) mercedesaeHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 128.

Yunganastes mercedesaePadial, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 52: 912.

English Names

Mercedes' Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77).

Distribution

Moderate elevations (1400-1950 m) in humid forest on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes from southern Peru to central Bolivia.

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: Bolivia, Peru

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus unistrigatus group according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 114, 120, provides a brief account. Köhler, 2000, Copeia, 2000: 519, noted that this species may be related to the Eleutherodactylus fraudator group. Padial, McDiarmid, and De la Riva, 2006, Zootaxa, 1278: 49-56, discussed variation, range, and provided the first record for Peru. Padial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Köhler, Domic, and De la Riva, 2007, Herpetol. Monogr., 21: 227-228, provided an account. See Duellman and Lehr, 2009, Terrest.-breeding Frogs in Peru: 257-258, for brief account (as Pristimantis mercedesae).

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