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Coloration is as follows: dorsum brown to reddish-brownish dark gray, black, tan, and cream markings. Lips barred cream and brown. Venter gray with white flecks and/or small yellow spots; throat with yellow wash; groin and lower flanks bearing small orangish-yellow spots; concealed thigh bright red; iris powder blue with black flecks and black horizontal streak. The groin in many larger individuals is bright red.
Pristimantis leoni resembles P. pyrrhomerus in having red flash coloration and in lacking enlarged heel tubercles, having bad subarticular tubercles, and in ear size. Both have enlarged tubercles on the upper eyelid but P. pyrrhomerus has only 1-2 whereas P. leoni has numerous eyelid tubercles.
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Colombia, Ecuador
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 (2007-12-01)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2007 Pristimantis leoni <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/3016> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 16, 2021.
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