Eleutherodactylus varians (Gundlach and Peters, 1864)

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

English Names

Cliff Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 80).

Distribution

Central and eastern Cuba from extreme northeastern Artemesia Province east in increasingly isolated population to Guantanamo and Granma Provinces, sea level to 845 m elevation.

Comment

I In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group, according to Schwartz, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1873: 2; and Schwartz, 1969, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 30: 100In the 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: 229. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) varians species series, Eleutherodactylus varians species group, Eleutherodactylus varians species subgroup of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 62–64, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. 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: 388. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 120–121, provided a brief account, illustration, and map (in the sense of including Eleutherodactylus olibrus and Eleutherodactylus staurometopon as subspecies). Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 80–81, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 16, provided a dot map and localities.

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