Elachistocleis pearsei

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Elachistocleis pearsei
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Microhylidae
Genus: Elachistocleis
Species: E. pearsei
Binomial name
Elachistocleis pearsei
(Ruthven, 1914)

Relictivomer pearsei (Ruthven, 1914)

Elachistocleis pearsei (common name: Colombian plump prog) is a species of frog in the Microhylidae family. It is found in the Caribbean drainage of Colombia and Panama and in northwest Venezuela.[2][3]

Elachistocleis pearsei was until recently considered to form monotypic genus Relictivomer, but in molecular phylogeny Elachistocleis pearsei is nested within other Elachistocleis, leading to resurrection of name Elachistocleis pearsei.[4][5]

Biology of Elachistocleis pearsei is poorly known. It is considered to be a lowland species inhabiting forests, possibly also savanna. Breeding takes place in temporary pools. It is probably impacted by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ a b John Lynch; Enrique La Marca (2004). "Relictivomer pearsei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Elachistocleis pearsei (Ruthven, 1914)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  3. ^ AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. 2013. Berkeley, California: Elachistocleis pearsei. AmphibiaWeb, available at http://amphibiaweb.org/. (Accessed: 29 November 2013).
  4. ^ De Sá, R. O.; Streicher, J. W.; Sekonyela, R.; Forlani, M. C.; Loader, S. P.; Greenbaum, E.; Richards, S.; Haddad, C. L. F. B. (2012). "Molecular phylogeny of microhylid frogs (Anura: Microhylidae) with emphasis on relationships among New World genera". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 12: 241. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-241. PMC 3561245Freely accessible. PMID 23228209. 
  5. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Elachistocleis Parker, 1927". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Archived from the original on 22 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014.