Diasporus vocator (Taylor, 1955)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Eleutherodactylidae > Subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae > Genus: Diasporus > Species: Diasporus vocator

Eleutherodactylus vocator Taylor, 1955, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 37: 522. Holotype: KU 37001, by original designation. Type locality: "Agua Buena, [Canton de Golfito,] Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) vocatorLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 234.

Pristimantis vocatorHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Diasporus vocatorHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 47.

English Names

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

Distribution

Very humid lowland and premontane areas from southwestern Costa Rica to western Colombia on the Pacific versant and from central Panama to northern Colombia on the Atlantic slope, 2–1220 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus diastema group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 234. See comments under Eleutherodactylus moro and Eleutherodactylus scolodiscus. See Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 75, for comments on the type locality. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 274–275, provided an account and placed this species in his Eleutherodactylus martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus diastema group. Transferred to Diasporus by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 47. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 140–191, provided a key to the genera and species of Brachycephaloidea (= Craugastoridae, Eleutherodactylidae) in Central America and provided maps and photographs of the species, including this one.

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