Pristimantis ockendeni

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Pristimantis ockendeni
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Craugastoridae
Genus: Pristimantis
Species: P. ockendeni
Binomial name
Pristimantis ockendeni
(Boulenger, 1912)
Synonyms

Eleutherodactylus ockendeni(Boulenger, 1912)
Eleutherodactylus anderssoni Lynch, 1968
Eleutherodactylus melini Bokermann, 1968

Pristimantis ockendeni is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and possibly Bolivia. Its natural habitats are tropical moist lowland forests, tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

Research published in early 2008 suggested that in Ecuador the species is actually at least three different cryptic species that diverged at least 5 million years ago.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giraffes And Frogs Provide More Evidence Of New Species Hidden In Plain Sight. Science Daily. January 2008 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071221094911.htm
  2. ^ Elmer, K.R., J.A. Dávila, and S.C. Lougheed. 2007. Cryptic diversity and deep divergence in an upper Amazonian frog, Eleutherodactylus ockendeni. BMC Evol. Biol. 7: 247.http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/7/247