Strabomantis ruizi (Lynch, 1981)

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

Eleutherodactylus ruizi Lynch, 1981, Caldasia, 13: 319. Holotype: ICN 5211, by original designation. Type locality: "Reserva Forestal de Yotoco, Km. 18, carretera Buga--Loboguerrero road, Departamento Valle de Cauca, Colombia, 1.590 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) ruiziLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154. Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232.

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

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

English Names

Ruiz's Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 79).


Central Cordillera Occidental on both slopes of Colombia, Departamento Valle del Cauca, Colombia, at elevations of 1500–2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Eleutherodactylus sulcatus group, nearest Eleutherodactylus ingeri, according to the original publication. See account by Lynch, 1997, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 21: 364. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) sulcatus series, Eleutherodactylus sulcatus group, according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. Lynch, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 247-251, 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 ruizi) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 376. Verlandia-Perilla, Yusti-Muñoz, and Bolívar-García, 2011, Check List, 7: 635-636, provided new records from the eastern slope of the Cordillera Occidental, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, and commented on the range. See account, photograph, and dot map by Guevara-Molina and Velasco, 2017, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 3(2): 50–55. 

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