Eleutherodactylus ronaldi Schwartz, 1960

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

Eleutherodactylus ronaldi Schwartz, 1960, Sci. Publ. Reading Public Mus. Art Gallery, 11: 14. Holotype: AMNH 63401, by original designation. Type locality: "La Esperancita [=La Isabelica], 3500 feet, Gran Piedra, 1.9 miles southeast, thence 10 miles northeast of Sevilla, Oriente [now Santiago de Cuba] Province, Cuba".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) ronaldiHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 329; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 10; Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 55–56; Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 55-56.

English Names

Ronald's Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 78).

Distribution

Sierra Maestra and Macizo de Sagua--Baracoa in Santiago de Cuba Province, Cuba, 212–1060 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group, according to the original publication and Schwartz, 1965, Herpetologica, 21: 28–31. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) auriculatus section, unassigned to series or species group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 329. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. 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 map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 375. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 113–114, 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: 75–76, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 14, provided a dot map and localities.

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