Eleutherodactylus mariposa Hedges, Estrada, and Thomas, 1992

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

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) mariposa Hedges, Estrada, and Thomas, 1992, Herpetol. Monogr., 6: 78. Holotype: MNHNCU 591, by original designation. Type locality: "5.4 km WSW La Tagua, Meseta del Guaso, [Guantanamo Province,] Cuba, 720 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) mariposaHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 55-56.

English Names

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

Distribution

Known only from La Tagua and Los Hondones on the Meseta del Guaso, Guantánamo Province, southeastern Cuba, ca. 720 m elevation.

Comment

Subgenus Eleutherodactylus according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) abbotti series, Eleutherodactylus abbotti group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) auriculatus species series, Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 55, and 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: 356. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 116–117, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Rodríguez, Vences, Nevado, Machordom, and Verheyen, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 54: 179–186, reported on the phylogenetic placement of the species within the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 64, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 13, provided a dot map and localities.

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