Hypodactylus babax (Lynch, 1989)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Hypodactylus > Species: Hypodactylus babax

Eleutherodactylus babax Lynch, 1989, Milwaukee Public Mus. Contrib. Biol. Geol., 79: 10. Holotype: ICN 13592, by original designation. Type locality: "'Finca La Planada,' 5 km by road from caserio Chucunés, Municipio de Ricuarte, Departamento de Nariño, Colombia, 1970 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) babaxLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154. Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220.

"Eleutherodactylus" babaxHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 3.

Isodactylus babaxHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 108.

Hypodactylus babaxHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1795: 67-68.

English Names

Narino Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 72).

Distribution

Cloud forests at elevations of 1500-2200 m on the Pacific slopes of the Cordillera Occidental from Departamento Antioquia, Colombia, to Provincia Pichincha, Ecuador. 1200-1970 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus dolops group, according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220. See account by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 72-73. Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10092-10097, removed this species from nominal Eleutherodactylus but did not provide a new generic name; see comment under Hypodactylus.

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