Eleutherodactylus cubanus Barbour, 1942

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

Eleutherodactylus parvus Barbour and Shreve, 1937, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 80: 386. Holotype: MCZ 21947, by original designation. Type locality: "Cueva del Aura, Turquino Peak, circa 3500 feet, Oriente [now Santiago de Cuba Province], Cuba". Secondary homonym of Hylodes parvus Girard, 1853.

Eleutherodactylus cubanus Barbour, 1942, Copeia, 1942: 179. Replacement name for Eleutherodactylus parvus Barbour and Shreve, 1937.

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

Euhyas cubanaFrost, 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

Cuban Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74).


Sierra Maestra, Granma and Santiago de Cuba Provinces, southeastern Cuba, at 800 to 1830 m elevation.


In the Eleutherodactylus dimidiatus group according to Schwartz, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1873: 2. In the Eleutherodactylus varleyi group, according to Shreve and Williams, 1963, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 129: 339; and Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325. Transferred to the Eleutherodactylus limbatus group by Estrada and Hedges, 1996, Copeia, 1996: 856. In Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas), unassigned to species group by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) planirostris species series, Eleutherodactylus limbatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 80, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 331. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 58, provided a brief account. Rodríguez, Alonso, Rodríguez, and Vences, 2012, Salamandra, 48: 71–91, reported on molecular phylogenetics of this species. Rodriguez, Poth, Schulz, Gehara, and Vences, 2013, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 68: 541–554, reported on its molecular phylogenetic relationships. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 46, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 26–27, provided a dot map and localities.

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