Eleutherodactylus iberia Estrada and Hedges, 1996

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

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) iberia Estrada and Hedges, 1996, Copeia, 1996: 853. Holotype: MNHNCU 661, by original designation. Type locality: "Arroyo Sucio (Anacleto) Arriba, on the western slope of Monte Iberia, Holguín Province, Cuba, 600 m elevation".

Euhyas iberiaFrost, 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.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) iberiaHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Low elevations in the vicinity of Yamanigüey and Bahía de Taco, from the mountains of Monte Iberia, Tetas de Julia, Mina La Mercedita, and the Meseta del Toldo, the provinces of Guantánamo and Holguín Province, southeastern Cuba, 0–850 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) limbatus group, according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) planirostris species series, Eleutherodactylus limbatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 80, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. 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: 347. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 59–60, provided a brief account. Rodríguez, Alonso, Rodríguez, and Vences, 2012, Salamandra, 48: 71–91, reported on molecular phylogenetics of this species and suggested that it is composed of three cryptic species. Rodriguez, Poth, Schulz, Gehara, and Vences, 2013, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 68: 541–554, reported on its molecular phylogenetic relationships and noted an unnamed species close to this species. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 56–57, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 27, provided a dot map and localities.

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