Pristimantis paisa

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Pristimantis paisa
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Craugastoridae
Genus: Pristimantis
Species: P. paisa
Binomial name
Pristimantis paisa
(Lynch & Ardila-Robayo, 1999)

Eleutherodactylus paisa Lynch & Ardila-Robayo, 1999

Pristimantis paisa is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae.[2] It is endemic to Colombia where it is only known from the Cordillera Central in the Antioquia Department.[3]


Male Pristimantis paisa measure 20–24 mm (0.79–0.94 in) in snout–vent length and females 28–31 mm (1.1–1.2 in). It has smooth skin with no well developed patterns. Tympanum is not prominent.[4]


Pristimantis paisa inhabits Andean cloud forests and paramo.[3] It is quite a common frog that is also able to persist in secondary forest and wet pastureland.[1]


  1. ^ a b Castro, F.; Herrera, M.I. & Lynch, J. (2004). "Pristimantis paisa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Pristimantis paisa (Lynch and Ardila-Robayo, 1999)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Acosta-Galvis, A.R. (2014). "Pristimantis paisa (Lynch & Ardila, 1999)". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.04.2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Lynch, J. D.; Ardila-Robayo, M. C. (1999). "The Eleutherodactylus of the taeniatus complex in western Colombia: taxonomy and distribution" (PDF). Revista de la Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. 23 (89): 615–624.