Eleutherodactylus leberi Schwartz, 1965

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

Eleutherodactylus leberi Schwartz, 1965, Herpetologica, 21: 27. Holotype: AMNH 71968, by original designation. Type locality: "14.6 mi. WSW of Maffo, Oriente [now Santiago de Cuba] Province, Cuba"

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) leberiHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 329; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10094; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

English Names

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


Region of the type locality in the northern foothills of the Sierra Maestra and Los Hondones, north of Guantánamo, Guantánamo and Santiago de Cuba provinces, Cuba, 300–465 m elevation.


In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group, according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus section, unassigned to series or species group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 329. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) varians species series, Eleutherodactylus varians species group, Eleutherodactylus leberi species subgroup of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 62–63, and 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: 353. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 119–120, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 62, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 16, provided a dot map and localities.

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