Pristimantis quaquaversus

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Pristimantis quaquaversus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Craugastoridae
Genus: Pristimantis
Species: P. quaquaversus
Binomial name
Pristimantis quaquaversus
(Lynch, 1974)

Eleutherodactylus quaquaversus Lynch, 1974

Pristimantis quaquaversus is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is found on the lower Amazonian slopes of the Andes from northern Ecuador south to the Cordillera de Cutucú and Cordillera del Cóndor as well as the adjacent northern Peru.[2][3]


Pristimantis quaquaversus are relatively small frogs, with males measuring 20–23 mm (0.79–0.91 in) in snout–vent length and females 25–31 mm (0.98–1.22 in). Dorsum has shagreen skin that is pale brown to reddish brown in colour, with darker brown interorbital bar, chevrons or spots. Upper eyelid has a conical tubercle. Fingers and toes have discs but no webbing.[4]


The natural habitats of Pristimantis quaquaversus are tropical cloud forests and humid lowland forests.[1][3] They can be seen on low vegetation at night. It is a common frog facing no major threats.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Rodríguez, L.; Martinez, J.L.; Coloma, L.A.; Ron, S.; Cisneros-Heredia, D. & Angulo, A. (2004). "Pristimantis quaquaversus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Pristimantis quaquaversus (Lynch, 1974)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Mario H. Yánez-Muñoz & Santiago R. Ron (2014). "Pristimantis quaquaversus (Lynch, 1974)". AmphibiaWebEcuador. Museo de Zoología, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (QCAZ). Retrieved 6 December 2014.  (includes a photograph)
  4. ^ Duellman, William Edward; Pramuk, Jennifer B. (1999). "Frogs of the genus Eleutherodactylus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) in the Andes of northern Peru". Scientific Papers. Natural History Museum, University of Kansas. 13: 1–78.