Eleutherodactylus gryllus Schmidt, 1920

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

Eleutherodactylus gryllus Schmidt, 1920, Ann. New York Acad. Sci., 28: 172. Holotype: AMNH 10307, by original designation. Type locality: "El Yunque, near the Forester's Cabin (about 1300 feet)", Bosque Experimental de Luquillo, Puerto Rico.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) gryllusHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 327; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 9.

English Names

Cricket Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 75).

Distribution

Puerto Rico; known from a few scattered, principally upland localities from Maricao in the west to the region of the type locality in the east, 300–1182 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group, according to Schwartz, 1969, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 30: 101. In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus section, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis series, unassigned to species group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 327. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 225. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis species series, Eleutherodactylus antillensis species group, Eleutherodactylus gryllus species subgroup of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 58. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) antillensis species series, Eleutherodactylus antillensis species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 129. 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: 343. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 54, summarized the natural history literature.

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