Strabomantis cheiroplethus (Lynch, 1990)

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

Eleutherodactylus cheiroplethus Lynch, 1990, Herpetologica, 46: 136. Holotype: ICN 18013, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada El Silencio, approximately 5 km above the INDERENA cabaña 'Rio Calles' (Parque Nacional Natural 'Las Orquídeas'), Vereda Rio Calles, Municipio Urrao, Departamento Antioquia, Colombia".

Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) cheiroplethusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154. Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222.

Craugastor cheiroplethusCrawford and Smith, 2005, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 35: 551, by implication; Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 360.

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

Strabomantis cheiroplethusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 132.

English Names

Rio Calles Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 73).


Moderate elevations (1140-1540 m) on the western slopes of the northern half of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group, likely the sister taxon of Eleutherodactylus anatipes, according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Craugastor) anomalus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222. Removed from a monophyletic Craugastor and from the Eleutherodactylus rugulosus group by Lynch, 2000, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 130. In the Strabomantis bufoniformis species series, of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 132. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Craugastor cheiroplethus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 301.

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