Elachistocleis sikuani Acosta-Galvis, Tonini, and de Sá, 2022

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Microhylidae > Subfamily: Gastrophryninae > Genus: Elachistocleis > Species: Elachistocleis sikuani

Elachistocleis sikuani Acosta-Galvis, Tonini, and de Sá, 2022, Zootaxa, 5099: 529. Holotype: IAvH-Am–11748, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Casanare Department, Maní Municipality, vereda El Viso, Caracaro Farm, a locality that is part of the 'Llanos Orientales'. 04° 5’19.8”N, 072° 21’56.6”W, 191 m a.s.l." Zoobank publication registration:7F97CEDF-480B-4B40-A56A-5D8FE55DF279

English Names

None noted. 


Known only from the Casanare Department, Colombia, at elevations of 138 to 325 m, with the basin of the Meta River, in the Llanos ecoregion. Endemic to Colombia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Comparative morphology, advertisement call, habitat, and molecular markers were detailed in the original publication, which noted that this species was formerly confused with Elachistocleis ovalis. In the Elachistocleis surinamensis group of Novaes-e-Fagundes, Lyra, Loredam, Carvalho, Haddad, Rodrigues, Baldo, Barrasso, Loebmann, Ávila, Brusquetti, Prudente, Wheeler, Orrico, and Peloso, 2023, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 197: 545–568. 

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