Strabomantis anatipes (Lynch and Myers, 1983)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Strabomantidae > Subfamily: Strabomantinae > Genus: Strabomantis > Species: Strabomantis anatipes

English Names

Anatipes Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 72).


Drainage of the Río Mira in extreme northern Ecuador, 100-1600 m, and adjacent southern Colombia (Nariño and Valle del Cauca) in foothills and lower cloud forest on the Pacific lowlands and slopes of the Cordillera Occidental.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


According to the original publication Eleutherodactylus anatipes is probably most closely related to Eleutherodactylus anomalus and Eleutherodactylus zygodactylus. Lynch and Myers pointed out, however, that these three species may be more closely related to certain broad-headed species (Eleutherodactylus bufoniformis and Eleutherodactylus necerus) than to other member species of the Eleutherodactylus fitzingeri group. Transferred to the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group by Savage, 1987, Fieldiana, Zool., N.S., 33: 1-57, but subsequently placed in the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) anomalus group by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 219. See comment under Eleutherodactylus cheiroplethus. See review by Lynch and Ardila-Robayo, 1993, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 558: 1-2. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 68-69. Removed from a monophyletic Craugastor and from the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group by Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 130. Considered to be the sister taxon of Eleutherodactylus zygodactylus by Lynch, 2000 "1999", Caldasia, 21: 187. In the Strabomantis bufoniformis species series, of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 132, and Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 123. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Craugastor anatipes) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 298.

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