Eleutherodactylus auriculatoides Noble, 1923

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

Eleutherodactylus auriculatoides Noble, 1923, Am. Mus. Novit., 61: 3. Holotype: AMNH 11403, by original designation. Type locality: "bromeliads near Constanza-Jarabacoa Trail, Paso Bajito, [La Vega Province,] Dominican Republic".

Eleutherodactylus auriculatus auriculatoidesBarbour, 1937, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 82: 98.

Eleutherodactylus montanus auriculatoidesShreve and Williams, 1963, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 129: 302-242. Combination by inference.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) auriculatoidesHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 328; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 9.

English Names

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

Distribution

Hispaniola; closed-canopy forest in the Cordillera Central in the Dominican Republic, 788–1890 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group according to Schwartz, 1969, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 30: 101. Reviewed by Schwartz, 1980, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 246: 1-2. In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus section, Eleutherodactylus montanus series, unassigned to species group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 328. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) varians species series, Eleutherodactylus montanus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 62, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 129. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 320. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 38, summarized the natural history literature.

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