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Pristimantis cabrerai

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Anura
Genus  Pristimantis
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Craugastoridae
Higher classification  Eleutherodactylus
Scientific name  Eleutherodactylus cabrerai
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Pristimantis cabrerai is a species of frog in the family Craugastoridae. It is endemic to Colombia and is known from the Cordillera Occidental in Antioquia and Caldas Departments. Although common name Valle robber frog has been suggested for it, the specimen from Valle del Cauca is no longer assigned to this species.

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Etymology

The specific name cabrerai honours Mr. Isodore Cabrera, a Colombian naturalist and collector.

Description

The species was described based on a series of seven specimens from Antioquia. The holotype is an adult female measuring 37 mm (1.5 in) in snout–vent length (sizes of other specimens were not specified). The canthus rostralis is rounded but distinct. The eye is relatively large and prominent. The ear is complete but concealed, with only a depression where tympanum would normally be located. Fingers and toes are fairly long; the toes have traces of webbing. Skin of the upper parts is pustular.

Habitat and conservation

The species' natural habitats are secondary montane and mature forests at elevations of 1,140–2,450 m (3,740–8,040 ft) above sea level. It occurs among fallen leaves and in branches and leaves of low herbaceous vegetation. It is an uncommon species threatened by habitat loss.

References

Pristimantis cabrerai Wikipedia


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