Eleutherodactylus dilatus (Davis and Dixon, 1955)

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

Tomodactylus dilatus Davis and Dixon, 1955, Herpetologica, 11: 155. Holotype: TCWC 11245, by original designation. Type locality: "four miles west of Mazatlán, 7400 feet, Guerrero", Mexico.

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

Syrrhophus dilatusFrost, 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.

Syrrhophus dilautusLiner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Guerreran Peeping Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24).


Chilpancingo region of the Sierra Madre del Sur of central Guerrero, Mexico, pine-oak woodland.


In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nitidus series of Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318-319. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nitidus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, Eleutherodactylus modestus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 91–92, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 132 (who noted it as a rogue taxon in analysis and only provisionally retained this species in the species group). 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: 333.

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