Eleutherodactylus lentus (Cope, 1862)

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

Hylodes lentus Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 151. Syntypes: by original designation "Mus. Smithsonian. Rüse Coll." (USNM, now lost?), but including ANSP 2270-71, according to Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: errata (not ANSP 2770-71 as stated by Malnate on page 351). Type locality: "St. Thomas", U.S. Virgin Islands.

Hylodes (Lithodytes) lentusCope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 153.

Hylodes Riisei Reinhardt and Lütken, 1863 "1862", Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., Ser. 2, 4: 211. Syntypes: ZMUC, by original designation; including ZMUC R.1175-76, R.1185-86, R.11100-03. NHMW 22872.1-3 also considered syntypes by Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 21. Type locality: "St. Thomas", U.S. Virgin Islands. Synonymy by Cope, 1870 "1869", Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 11: 164; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 207.

Eleutherodactylus lentusStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Barbour, 1914, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 44: 247.

Hylodes lentusNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 420.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) lentusHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 327; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10094; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Euhyas lentaFrost, 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

Virgin Islands Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76).


The U.S. and British Virgin Islands; Hassel I., St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix.


In the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group according to Shreve and Williams, 1963, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 129: 333, and Schwartz, 1976, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 21: 1-46. 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 (Euhyas) ricordii group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii species series, Eleutherodactylus lentus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 82, 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: 353. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 62, summarized the natural history literature.

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