Eleutherodactylus karlschmidti Grant, 1931

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

Eleutherodactylus karlschmidti Grant, 1931, Copeia, 1931: 55. Holotype: UMMZ 73426 (formerly C. Grant 1483), by original designation and according to Peters, 1952, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 539: 14. Type locality: "Luquillo Forest [=Bosque Experimental de Luquillo], Eastern Porto Rico [= Puerto Rico]".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) karlschmidtiHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 327; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) karlschmidtiLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226.

Euhyas karlschmidtiFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 361.

English Names

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

Distribution

Eastern Puerto Rico as well as the western mountins, 45–630 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus orcutti group, according to Shreve and Williams, 1963, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 129: 326-327; the Eleutherodactylus orcutti group was not recognized by Schwartz, 1967, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 24: 56, or Crombie, 1977, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 90: 194-204. Sole member of the Eleutherodactylus karlschmidti group, according to Joglar, 1983, Caribb. J. Sci., 19: 37. In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus section, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis series, unassigned to species group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 327. In Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas), unassigned to species group by 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) richmondi species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 61, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 129. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 350, noted the species as almost certainly extinct. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 61, summarized the natural history literature.

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