Eleutherodactylus nivicolimae (Dixon and Webb, 1966)

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

Syrrhophus nivicolimae Dixon and Webb, 1966, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 102: 1. Holotype: LACM 3200, by original designation. Type locality: "Nevado de Colima, six miles (airline) west of Atenquique, Jalisco, 7800 feet", Mexico.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nivicolimaeHedges, 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) nivocolimaeLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229. Incorrect subsequent spelling of the species name.

Syrrhophus nivicolimaeFrost, 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: 362.

English Names

Nevado de Colima Chirping Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 20; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 25).


Northern Colima, southeastern Jalisco, and southwestern Michoacán at moderate to high elevations (600–2400 m), Mexico.


In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) modestus group of the Eleutherodactylus longipes series of Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318-319. See account by Lynch, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 20: 38-40. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) modestus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, Eleutherodactylus modestus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 91, 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: 360. Reyes-Velasco, Hermosillo-López, Grünwald, and Avila-López, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 117-120, provided a record in Colima, Mexico. Quezada-Hipólito, Suazo-Ortuño, Alvarado-Díaz, Medina- Aguilar, and Pérez-Centurion, 2016, Acta Zool. Mexicana, N.S., 32: 192–194, provided a record for Michoacán, Mexico, and mapped the range. 

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