Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides (Cope, 1877)

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

Phyllobates cystignathoides Cope, 1877, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 17: 89. Syntypes: USNM 32402-04, 32406-09 (according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 69), MCZ 25732 (according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 170l; formerly USNM 32405). Type locality: "Potrero near Cordova [=Córdoba], Vera Cruz under decayed trunks of trees", Mexico.

Syrrhophus cystignathoidesCope, 1879, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 18: 268.

Syrrhopus cystignathoidesBoulenger, 1888, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1888: 206.

Syrrhaphus cystignathoidesGünther, 1900, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 155: 218.

Syrraphus cystignathoidesDíaz de León, 1904, Indice Batr. Encuent. Rep. Mex.: 10.

Syrrhophus campi Stejneger, 1915, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 28: 131. Holotype: USNM 52290 by original designation. Type locality: "Brownsville, [Cameron County,] Texas", USA. Synonymy by Lynch, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 20: 15.

Syrrhopus cystignathoidesBarbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 170.

Eleutherodactylus campiMyers, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 198, by implication.

Eleutherodactylus cystignathoidesMyers, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 198, by implication.

Syrrhophus cystignathoides campiLynch, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 20: 15.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) cystignathoidesHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318–319; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

leutherodactylus cystignathoides cystignathoides — Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19.

Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides campiLiner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19.

Syrrhophus cystignathoidesFrost, 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: 362.

English Names

Rio Grande Chirping Frog (Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 304; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 13; Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 12; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 9; Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 5; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 7; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 14; Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 10).

Camp's Frog (Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides campi: Strecker, 1915, Baylor Univ. Bull., 18: addendum; Wright and Wright, 1933, Handb. Frogs Toads U.S. Canada: xi; Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 60; Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 177; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 14).

Mexican Chirping Frog (Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides cystignathoides: Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24).

Rio Grande Chirping Frog (Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides campi: Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 5; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 7).

Distribution

Low to moderate elevations from the Rio Grande embayment (Texas, USA) to central Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, eastern San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, and central Veracruz (Mexico). Commensal in much of residential Southeast Texas north to the Dallas area, northwestern Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama, USA.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrophus) leprus group, the Eleutherodactylus longipes series, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318–319. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) leprus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. McCoid, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 332, provided a record (presumably introduced) between Houston and Galveston. Hibbitts and Saenz, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 350, provided a record for Nacogdoches County, Texas, USA, and discussed the expansion of this species as a commensal in East Texas. Cotten and Fitzgerald, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 476, provided a record for San Jacinto County, southeastern Texas, USA. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, Eleutherodactylus leprus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 89, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. Franklin and Catalán, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 107, provided a record from Dallas County, Texas, USA. López-Mejía and Goyenechea, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 298, provided a record for the Municipality of Tecozautla, Hidalgo, Mexico, and discussed the Hidalgan range. Williams and Manuel, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 439, provided a record of a presumed introduced population in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA. Jackson and Dixon, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 439, provided a record for Bastrop County, Texas, that the authors suggested was evidence of the natural range moving northward. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2013, Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí: 45, provided an account for San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Wallace, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 494–495, and Dodd, 2013, Frogs U.S. and Canada, 1: 197–199, provided accounts that summarized the literature and range of the species. Elliot, Gerhardt, and Davidson, 2009, Frogs and Toads of N. Am.: 294–295, provided an account, photos, and advertisement call. McConnell, McConnell, Guyer, and Laurencio, 2015, Herpetol. Rev., 46: 558–559, provided a record for Mobile County, Alabama, USA. Mock, Oyervides, and Forstner, 2017 "2016", Herpetol. Rev., 47: 622, provided a record for Bandera County, Texas, USA.  Swanson, Lee, Kronick, and Swanson, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 623, provided a record from Kendall County, Texas, USA, and suggested that some of the records from the Edwards Plateau region may apply to this species rather than Eleutherodactylus marnocki, as previously assumed. 

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