Pristimantis buckleyi

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Pristimantis buckleyi
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Craugastoridae
Genus: Pristimantis
Species: P. buckleyi
Binomial name
Pristimantis buckleyi
(Boulenger, 1882)

Eleutherodactylus buckleyi (Boulenger, 1882)

Pristimantis buckleyi is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is found on the Andes of Colombia and Ecuador.[2] Specifically, it occurs on the both flanks of the Cordillera Central and on the eastern flank of the Cordillera Occidental in Colombia,[3] and on the Cordillera Real in Ecuador south Cayambe, at elevations of 2,500–3,700 m (8,200–12,100 ft) asl.[1]

Pristimantis buckleyi is named after Mr. Buckley, the collector of the type series from Intac, Imbabura Province of Ecuador.[4]


Pristimantis buckleyi is a common frog inhabiting primary and secondary forest and forest edges, sub-páramo bush land, páramo, open areas, and croplands.[1]


Males are smaller (24–39 mm (0.94–1.54 in) in snout–vent length) than females (37–49 mm (1.5–1.9 in)) and have longer hind limbs. Colouration is variable but ranges from gray-tan to yellow-brown through darker browns to reddish brown or black. The dorsum has black flecks; the skin has low, flat warts. Tympanum is distinct.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Yánez-Muñoz, M.; Almeida, D.; Castro, F.; Coloma, L.A.; Ron, S. & Bolívar, W. (2010). "Pristimantis buckleyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Pristimantis buckleyi (Boulenger, 1882)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Acosta-Galvis, A.R. (2014). "Pristimantis buckleyi (Boulenger, 1882)". Lista de los Anfibios de Colombia V.03.2014. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Boulenger, George Albert (1882). Catalogue of the Batrachia Salientia s. Ecaudata in the collection of the British Museum (2nd ed.). London: British Museum (Natural History). p. 217. 
  5. ^ Lynch, J. D. (1981). "Leptodactylid frogs of the genus Eleutherodactylus in the Andes of northern Ecuador and adjacent Colombia". Miscellaneous Publication. Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas. 72: 1–46.