Eleutherodactylus zeus Schwartz, 1958

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Sierra de los Organos and the Sierra del Rosario, Pinar del Río and Artemisa Provinces, western Cuba, 75–182 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group, annectent between Eleutherodactylus greyi (of the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group) and Eleutherodactylus symingtoni (monotypic group), according to the original publication. Considered a member of the Eleutherodactylus symingtoni group by Estrada, Rodriguez, and Moreno, 1986, Poeyana, 329: 1–14, and Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325. In Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas), unassigned to species group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 234. Transferred to Syrrhophus by Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10094. 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 map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 391. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 103–104, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 83, summarized the natural history literature.

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