Eleutherodactylus jasperi Drewry and Jones, 1976

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

Eleutherodactylus jasperi Drewry and Jones, 1976, J. Herpetol., 10: 161. Holotype: FMNH 196846, by original designation. Type locality: "Sierra de Cayey, 6 km SE Cayey, Puerto Rico".

Ladailadne jasperiDubois, 1987 "1986", Alytes, 5: 24.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) jasperiHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 327; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 9.

English Names

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

Golden Coqui (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 81; USFWS).

Distribution

Puerto Rico; known only from the Sierra de Cayey, 650–785 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group, according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus section, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis series, unassigned to species group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 327. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226. Reported as extinct by Joglar and Burrowes, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 371-380. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis species series, Eleutherodactylus antillensis species group, Eleutherodactylus gryllus species subgroup of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 58. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) antillensis species series, Eleutherodactylus antillensis species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 129. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 349, who noted its likely extinction. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 58, summarized the natural history literature.

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