Eleutherodactylus leoncei Shreve and Williams, 1963

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

English Names

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

Distribution

The Massif de la Selle in Haiti and its extension the Sierra de Bahoruco in the Dominican Republic, 1182–2303 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group, according to the original publication. Considered a junior synonym of Eleutherodactylus darlingtoni by Schwartz and Henderson, 1985, Milwaukee Public Mus. Contrib. Biol. Geol., 74: 1–264, without supporting evidence. Hedges, 1992, Caribb. J. Sci., 28: 11–16, considered this to be the allopatric sister species of Eleutherodactylus darlingtoni. 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: 227. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) armstrong species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 66, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 354. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 62–63, summarized the natural history literature.

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