Hypodactylus elassodiscus (Lynch, 1973)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Hypodactylus > Species: Hypodactylus elassodiscus

Eleutherodactylus elassodiscus Lynch, 1973, Copeia, 1973: 222. Holotype: USNM 167668, by original designation. Type locality: "Cuyuja, Napo Province, Ecuador, 2830 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) elassodiscusLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154. Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223.

"Eleutherodactylus" elassodiscusHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 4.

Isodactylus elassodiscusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 108.

Hypodactylus elassodiscusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1795: 67-68.

English Names

Cuyuja Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74).

Distribution

Intermediate elevations (2300-2900 m) on the Amazonian slopes of Andes in Ecuador (Sucumbios and Napo provinces) and on the eastern flank of the Nudo de Pasto in southern Colombia (Putumayo Department), 2300-2900 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus nigrovittatus group of Lynch, 1989, Milwaukee Public Mus. Contrib. Biol. Geol., 79: 1-25. See brief account by Lynch and Duellman, 1980, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 69: 27-28, who referred it to the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, Eleutherodactylus nigrovittatus group. Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10092-10097, removed this species from nominal Eleutherodactylus but did not provide a new generic name; see comment under Hypodactylus. Mueses-Cisneros, 2005, Caldasia, 27: 235, provided a record for Putumayo, Colombia. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus elassodiscus) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 335.

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