Eleutherodactylus cuneatus (Cope, 1862)

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

Hylodes cuneatus Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 152. Syntypes: USNM 5202 (2 specimens), by original designation and Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 61. Type locality: "Eastern Cuba"; restricted to "inmediaciones de Monte Verde, Meseta del Guaso, ca. 27 km al NE de la ciudad de Guantánamo, provincia de Guantánamo, Cuba" by Estrada and Hedges, 1998, Caribb. J. Sci., 34: 218–230.

Hylodes (Lithodytes) cuneatusCope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 153.

Eleutherodactylus cuneatusStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582–583, by implication; Barbour, 1914, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 44: 244.

Eleutherodactylus sierra-maestrae Schmidt, 1920, Proc. Linn. Soc. New York, 33: 3. Holotype: AMNH 6450, by original designation. Type locality: "Sierra Maestra Range, in the Province of Oriente, Cuba". [Note that Oriente Province has been partitioned.] Synonymy by Estrada and Hedges, 1998, Caribb. J. Sci., 34: 218–230.

Eleutherodactylus brevipalmatus Schmidt, 1920, Proc. Linn. Soc. New York, 33: 4. Holotype: AMNH 6448, by original designation. Type locality: "Sierra Maestra Range, Province of Oriente [now partitioned], Cuba". Synonymy with Eleutherodactylus sierramaestrae by Schwartz, 1960, Sci. Publ. Reading Public Mus. Art Gallery, 11: 18.

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

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) sierramaestraeHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325.

Euhyas cuneataFrost, 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

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

Sierra Maestra Robber Frog (Eleutherodactylus sierramaestrae [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 79).

Distribution

Mountains of southeastern Cuba (Holguin, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, and Guantanamo provinces), from sea level to 1970 m elevation

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group, according to Schwartz, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1873: 16, and Schwartz, 1960, Sci. Publ. Reading Public Mus. Art Gallery, 11: 18. 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: 232. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) luteolus species series, Eleutherodactylus cuneatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 68–69, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 104–105, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 47, summarized the natural history literature and noted that prior to 1998 populations now referred to Eleutherodactylus riparius were considered to be part of this species. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 19–20, provided a dot map and localities.

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