Eleutherodactylus syristes (Hoyt, 1965)

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

Tomodactylus syristes Hoyt, 1965, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 5: 19. Holotype: UMMZ 124004, by original designation. Type locality: "on the Pacific slopes of the Sierra de Miahuatlan . . . . 66.7 km (by road) N of Pochutla, Oaxaca, México".

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) syristesHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318–319; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Syrrhophus syristesFrost, 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

Piping 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).


Pine-oak woodland on the Pacific slopes of the Sierra de Miahuatlán and Mixteca Alta, Oaxaca, east into the Sierra Madre del Sur of Guerrero, Mexico.


In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nitidus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233. 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 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. García-Vázquez, Devitt, Nieto-Montes de Oca, Rovito, Caviedes-Solis, and Parra-Olea, 2016, Rev. Mexicana Biodiversidad, 87: 1149–1152, reported on new localities in Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico, and detailed the range. 

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