Strabomantis ingeri (Cochran and Goin, 1961)

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

Amblyphrynus ingeri Cochran and Goin, 1961, Fieldiana, Zool., 39: 543. Holotype: FMNH 81915, by original designation. Type locality: "8 km. south of Gachala, San Isidro, Cundinamarca, Colombia, at an altitude of 2350 meters".

Eleutherodactylus ingeriLynch, 1981, Caldasia, 13: 313–332.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) ingeriLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154. Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226.

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

Strabomantis ingeriHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 131.

English Names

Inger's Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 75).


Isolated populations along the eastern and western slopes of the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia (1380–2350 m) in the departments of Cundinamarca, Boyacá, Santander, and Norte de Santander, possibly to be found in adjacent Venezuela.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Likely/Controversially Present: Venezuela

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus sulcatus group, according to Lynch, 1981, Caldasia, 13: 318, who provided a redescription. See account by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 360≠363. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) sulcatus series, Eleutherodactylus sulcatus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226. See account by Lynch, 1997, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 21: 359. Lynch and Renjifo, 2001, Guia Anf. Rept. Bogota: 55, presented a brief account and photograph. Ramírez-Pinilla, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 330–333, provided an account and map. In the Strabomantis biporcatus species series, Strabomantis cornutus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 131. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus ingeri) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 348. Meneses-Pelayo, Chinchilla-Lemus, and Ramírez-Pinilla, 2017, Check List, 13(4): 17–20, provided new records and provided a range map. 

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