Eleutherodactylus ionthus Schwartz, 1960

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

Eleutherodactylus varians ionthus Schwartz, 1960, Sci. Publ. Reading Public Mus. Art Gallery, 11: 6. Holotype: AMNH 63414, by original designation. Type locality: "6 miles east of La Maya, Oriente Province [now in Santiago de Cuba Province], Cuba".

Eleutherodactylus ionthusHedges, Estrada, and Thomas, 1992, Herpetol. Monogr., 6: 67–70.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) ionthusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 9.

English Names

La Maya Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76).

Distribution

Southern Santiago de Cuba and Granma provinces in the Sierra Maestra, Cuba, 0–1250 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group according to the original publication. Removed from the synonymy of Eleutherodactylus varians by Hedges, Estrada, and Thomas, 1992, Herpetol. Monogr., 6: 67–70. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226. 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 map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 349. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 122-123, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 57–58, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 15–16, provided a dot map and localities.

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