Pristimantis gladiator (Lynch, 1976)
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Color in life is as follows: dorsum brown to orange-tan with brown markings; flanks green to orange-tan with brown markings; flanks green to orange-tan; venter gray to yellow-gray; throat yellow; iris bronze to gray-brown with median horizontal red-brown streak. Pristimantis gladiator most closely resembles P. leoni and P. pyrrhomerus but differs from both in having small heel tubercles, less prominent tubercles on the upper eyelid and above and behind the ear, and round rather than broad subarticular tubercles of the fingers. Pristimantis gladiator has large choanae as does P. leoni, whereas in P. leoni the prevomerine odontophores are concealed. Pristimantis gladiator is also distinguished from P. leoni and P. pyrrhomerus in having orange rather than bright red flash colors.
Distribution and Habitat
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
Lynch, J. D. (1976). ''Three new leptodactylid frogs (Genus Eleutherodactylus) from the Andean Slopes of Colombia and Ecuador.'' Herpetologica, 32(3), 310-317.
Originally submitted by: Raul E. Diaz (first posted 2004-08-27)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2008-06-21)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2008 Pristimantis gladiator <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/2930> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jan 29, 2023.
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