Eleutherodactylus semipalmatus Shreve, 1936

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

Eleutherodactylus semipalmatus Shreve, 1936, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 15: 94. Holotype: MCZ 21561, by original designation. Type locality: "northern and eastern foot-hills, Massif de la Hotte, 1000-4000 ft., [Département du Sud,] Haiti".

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) semipalmatusHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 323; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Euhyas semipalmataFrost, 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: 361.

English Names

Foothill Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 79).

Distribution

Haiti; known only from two localities in the Massif de la Hotte and two localities in the Massif de la Selle, 303–1697 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus orcutti group, according to Shreve and Williams, 1963, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 129: 326–327, who considered it annectent to the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group. This group (the Eleutherodactylus orcutti group) was implicitly considered polyphyletic by several authors, including Crombie, 1977, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 90: 194–204. See comment under Eleutherodactylus orcutti. Schwartz, 1967, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 24: 56, noted that this species might be a member of the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group. Placed in the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) bakeri series according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 323. In Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) unassigned to species group, according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) oxyrhyncus species series, Eleutherodactylus bakeri species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 74, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 379. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 77, summarized the natural history literature.

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