The dorsal skin ranges from smooth to “feebly warty.” Dorsolateral folds are distinct and fragmented posteriorly to sacrum. The region between the dorsolateral folds has many small warts whereas the flanks have large warts. Thenar tubercle is oval and approximately half the size of the bifid palmar tubercle. Fingers have fleshy lateral keels. Tip of thumb is not expanded into a disc whereas fingers II-IV have round discs.
Coloration in life is variable, usually the dorsal skin is red to brown with darker brown to black markings. The flanks are paler than the dorsal coloration. The ventral coloration is that of a dirty-cream to salmon. Labial stripes are creamy bronze. The iris is a pale copper with reddish-brown median horizontal streak.Pristimantis gentryi is a member of the P. curtipes group. Pristimantis gentryi most closely resembles E. curtipes in having distinct but small digital discs, bony tubercles on the frontoparietals between the cranial crests, longer hind limbs and in lacking a tympanic annulus. In P. curtipes, the tympanic annulus is fully formed but is covered and concealed by the skin.
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Lynch, J. D. and Duellman, W.E. (1997). Frogs of the Genus Eleutherodactylus in Western Ecuador. The University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Lawrence, Kansas.
Written by Raul E. Diaz (lissamphibia AT gmail.com), AWeb
First submitted 2004-12-14
Edited by Kellie Whittaker (2007-12-01)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2007 Pristimantis gentryi <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/6149> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 25, 2019.
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