Eleutherodactylus jamaicensis Barbour, 1910

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

English Names

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

Distribution

Widespread in interior areas of Jamaica, 120–1290 m elevation.

Comment

Schwartz, 1969, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 30: 99-115, noted that this is the sole Jamaican species that might be associated with the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group. Placed in the Eleutherodactylus gossei group by Schwartz and Fowler, 1973, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 43: 135; further discussed by Crombie, 1977, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 90: 194-204, who removed it from the Eleutherodactylus gossei group and erected the monotypic Eleutherodactylus jamaicensis group (this group continued by Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 322, within his Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) luteolus series). In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) jamaicensis group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) luteolus species series, Eleutherodactylus luteolus species group, monotypic Eleutherodactylus jamaicensis species subgroup of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 72. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) luteolus species series, Eleutherodactylus luteolus species group 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. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 58, summarized the natural history literature.

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