Eleutherodactylus apostates Schwartz, 1973

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

Eleutherodactylus apostates Schwartz, 1973, J. Herpetol., 7: 262. Holotype: CM 54093, by original designation. Type locality: "ca. 2 km S Castillon, 3800 ft (1159 meters), Département du Sud, Haiti".

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) apostatesHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325;Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Euhyas apostatesFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 361.

English Names

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

Distribution

Hispaniola: known from Zapoti and the region of the type locality in the Massif de la Hotte, southwestern Haiti, 335–1650 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group, and most closely related to Eleutherodactylus schmidti, according to the original publication. Reviewed by Schwartz, 1977, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 201: 1. Not assignable to species group according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) oxyrhyncus species series, Eleutherodactylus oxyrhyncus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 77, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. 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: 318. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 36–37, summarized the natural history literature.

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