Eleutherodactylus symingtoni Schwartz, 1957

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

Eleutherodactylus symingtoni Schwartz, 1957, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 70: 210. Holotype: AMNH 60801, by original designation. Type locality: "Cueva de Santo Tomás, 10 kilometers north of Cabezas, Pinar del Río Province, Cuba".

Eleutherodactylus delacruzi Estrada, Rodriguez, and Moreno, 1986, Poeyana, 329: 7. Holotype: CZACC 4.11931, by original designation. Type locality: "abrigo rocoso en la Loma del Mulo, Sierra del Rosario, 14 km al N de Candelaria, Pinar del Río, Cuba". Synonymy by Estrada, Novo-Rodriguez, and Moreno, 1989, Rev. Biol., Cuba, 3: 160.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) delacruziHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) symingtomiHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325; Estrada, Novo-Rodriguez, and Moreno, 1989, Rev. Biol., Cuba, 3: 157.

Eleutherodactylus delacruciEstrada, Novo-Rodriguez, and Moreno, 1989, Rev. Biol., Cuba, 3: 155. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Euhyas symingtoniFrost, 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.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) symingtoniHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

English Names

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

Distribution

Pinar del Río, Artemisa, and Mayabaque provinces, western Cuba, 70–155 m elevation.

Comment

See Schwartz, 1957, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 70: 212, and Estrada, Rodriguez, and Moreno, 1986, Poeyana, 329: 1–14 (as Elutherodactylus delacruzi), for accounts. See comment under Eleutherodactylus zeus. Placed in the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) symingtoni group by Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325, and Estrada, Novo-Rodriguez, and Moreno, 1989, Rev. Biol., Cuba, 3: 160, and Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233. See Estrada, Novo-Rodriguez, and Moreno, 1989, Rev. Biol., Cuba, 3: 155–165, for discussion of western populations. Rodríguez and Alonso, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 237, provided a new record for the Sierra de la Güira in Cuba and discussed the range. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) symingtoni species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 93, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 132. 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: 383. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 101–102, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 78, summarized the natural history literature.

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.