Eleutherodactylus leprus (Cope, 1879)

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

Syrrhophus leprus Cope, 1879, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 18: 268. Holotype: USNM 10040, by original designation and according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 128. Type locality: "Santa Efigenia", Oaxaca, Mexico.

Syrrhopus leprusBoulenger, 1888, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1888: 206.

Syrrhaphus leprusGünther, 1900, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 155: 217.

Eleutherodactylus leprusMyers, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 198, by implication.

Syrrhophus leprus leprusNeill, 1965, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 9: 85-86.

Syrrhophus leprus cholorum Neill, 1965, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 9: 85-86. Holotype: W.T. Neill 1525, by original designation; now in UF. Type locality: "3.9 miles north of San Antonio, Toledo District, British Honduras [= Belize]". Distinctiveness of subspecies rejected by Lynch, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 20: 20.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) leprusHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318-319; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) cholorumLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222. Unintended combination.

Syrrhophus leprusCampbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 67.

English Names

Leprus Chirping Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76; Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 62; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 67; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24).

Mottled Chirping Frog (Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 65).

Distribution

Low elevations on Atlantic slopes from eastern San Luis Potosí, central Veracruz, and northern Oaxaca (Mexico) and Pacific slopes from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec eastward to northern Guatemala and southwestern Belize.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes series, Eleutherodactylus leprus group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318–319. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) leprus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227. See accounts by Lynch, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 20: 18-20, Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 62–63, Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 65-66, and Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 67–69. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, Eleutherodactylus leprus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 89, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. 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. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2013, Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí: 48, provided an account for San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 183–191, provided a key to the species of Eleutherodactylus in Central America and provided maps and photographs of the species, including this one. Ramírez-González, Lara-Brenis, and Mijangos-Arrazola, 2014, Check List, 10: 679–681, provided a number of records for northern Oaxaca, Mexico. Hernández-Ordóñez, Arroyo-Rodríguez, González-Hernández, Russildi, Luna-Reyes, Martínez-Ramos, and Reynoso-Rosales, 2015, Rev. Mexicana Biodiversidad, 86: 457–468, reported localities from the Lacondona Rainforest in Chiapas, Mexico. 

 

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