Pristimantis gladiator

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Pristimantis gladiator
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Craugastoridae
Genus: Pristimantis
Species: P. gladiator
Binomial name
Pristimantis gladiator
(Lynch, 1976)
Synonyms

Eleutherodactylus gladiator Lynch, 1976

Pristimantis gladiator (common name: Papallacta Valley robber frog) is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is found on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Ecuador (Napo Province, Imbabura Province) and southern Colombia (Putumayo Department). Its elevational range is 2,270–2,910 m (7,450–9,550 ft) asl.[2]

Description[edit]

Pristimantis gladiator has a brown to orange-brown dorsum with dark brown markings, and a black groin with orange to red spots. Adult males measure 15–17 mm (0.59–0.67 in) in snout–vent length; adult females are unknown.[3]

Habitat and conservation[edit]

Its natural habitats are páramo grassland, cloud forest, and clearings.[1] They are hiding by day under rocks and logs.[3] It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Luis A. Coloma; Santiago Ron; Diego Almeida; Fernando Nogales (2010). "Pristimantis gladiator". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T56615A11505578. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-2.RLTS.T56615A11505578.en. Retrieved 4 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Pristimantis gladiator (Lynch, 1976)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Guayasamin, J. M.; Funk, W. C. (2009). "The amphibian community at Yanayacu Biological Station, Ecuador, with a comparison of vertical microhabitat use among Pristimantis species and the description of a new species of the Pristimantis myersi group" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2220: 41–66.