Dorsal skin is shagreen with large warts scattered about; the largest warts are found in areas of darker pigment. Some individuals had shorter ridges postsacrally made from the fusion of continuous warts. Flanks have more warts than the dorsum. Thenar tubercle is oval and much smaller than the bifid palmar tubercle. Supernumerary palmar tubercles are prominent, round, and smaller than the round nonconical subarticular tubercles. The first finger is shorter than the second. The disc on the thumb is not expanded whereas discs on fingers III and IV are approximately twice the width of the digits. All fingers have ventral pads defined by circumferential grooves. Fingers also possess narrow lateral fringes.
In preservative, the dorsal coloration is brown with darker brown markings (chevrons, blotches, labial bars, canthal-supratympanic stripes); the cloaca is triangular and dark brown; belly and ventral surfaces of limbs cream with brown marbling.
Pristimantis floridus belongs to the P. myersi group. Pristimantis floridus differs from all other species in the group in the following combination of characters: larger digital discs, color pattern, lacks dorsolateral folds, and has white mesorchial lining. Pristimantis leptolophus group members resembles P. floridus in the size of its digital discs, but the former are found in Colombia (members of that group also possess a fifth toe that is much longer than the third).
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 floridus <http://amphibiaweb.org/species/5744> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed May 31, 2020.
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