Eleutherodactylus alcoae Schwartz, 1971

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Eleutherodactylidae > Subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae > Genus: Eleutherodactylus > Species: Eleutherodactylus alcoae

English Names

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

Distribution

Hispaniola: the Barahona Peninsula of the Dominican Republic and immediately adjacent coastal area in Haiti, 0-600 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group, according to the original publication. See accounts by Schwartz, 1976, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 21: 20-23, and Schwartz, 1977, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 191: 1-2. In the subgenus Euhyas, but not assignable to series according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325, or Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 219. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) armstrong species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 66. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 316. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 34, summarized the natural history literature.

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