Eleutherodactylus dimidiatus (Cope, 1862)

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

Hylodes dimidiatus Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 151. Syntypes: by original designation "Mus. Smithsonian (No. 5099) Mr. Wright Coll. Mus. Acad. Philada.", so presumably originally in USNM and ASNP although not mentioned in recent type lists and likely lost. Type locality: "Eastern Cuba".

Hylodes (Lithodytes) dimidiatusCope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 154.

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

Eleutherodactylus dimidiatus dimidiatusSchwartz, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1873: 12.

Eleutherodactylus dimidiatus amelasma Schwartz, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1873: 12. Holotype: AMNH 59830, by original designation. Type locality: "entrance of a small cave just south of San Vicente, Pinar del Río Province, Cuba". Subspecies rejected as within range of variation of nominate form by Díaz, Cádiz, and Navarro, 2005, Caribb. J. Sci., 41: 317

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

Euhyas dimidiataFrost, 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

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

Black Whiskered Frog (Rodríguez and Alonso, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 257–258).

Distribution

Widespread in Cuba and the Isla de Juventud in isolated populations, 0–3175 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus dimidiatus group, with two subspecies, according to Schwartz, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1873: 2; also see Shreve and Williams, 1963, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 129: 338, and Schwartz and Fowler, 1973, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 43: 135–136. Not assignable to species group according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. Rodríguez and Alonso, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 257-258, provided the records for the Isla de Juventud and Matanzas Province, Cuba. Díaz, Cádiz, and Navarro, 2005, Caribb. J. Sci., 41: 316, provided an additional record for Isla de Juventud/Isla de Juventud. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) dimidiatus species series, Eleutherodactylus dimidiatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 66–67, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 619. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 77–78, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 48, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 17–18, provided a dot map and localities.

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