Eleutherodactylus rufescens (Duellman and Dixon, 1959)

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

Tomodactylus rufescens Duellman and Dixon, 1959, Texas J. Sci., 11: 78. Holotype: UMMZ 118509, by original designation. Type locality: "Dos Aguas, Michoacán, México, 6900 feet".

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. Synonymy by Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Jones, and Boissinot, 2018, Mesoam. Herpetol., 5: 54. 

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nivicolimae — Hedges, 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) rufescens — Hedges, 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) nivocolimae — Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229. Incorrect subsequent spelling of the species name.

Syrrhophus nivicolimae — Frost, 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.

Syrrhophus rufescens — Frost, 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

Red Peeping Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 21; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 79; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 25: Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Jones, and Boissinot, 2018, Mesoam. Herpetol., 5: 74). 

Nevado de Colima Chirping Frog (Eleutherodactylus nivicolimae [no longer recognized]: 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).

Distribution

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

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhopus) nitidus series of Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318-319 (although Eleutherodactylus nivicolimae was placed in the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) modestus group of the Eleutherodactylus longipes series). In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nitidus group, according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, Eleutherodactylus modestus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 91–92, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 132. 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 (Eleutherodactylus nivicolimae) and 376 (Eleutherodactylus flavescens). See account (as Syrrhophus nivicolimae) by Lynch, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 20: 38-40. 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.  Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Jones, and Boissinot, 2018, Mesoam. Herpetol., 5: 8–83, discussed the molecular phylogenetics, morphology, call, and mapped the species and made the synonymy of Eleutherodactylus nivicolimae. 

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