Eleutherodactylus limbatus (Cope, 1862)

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

Phyllobates limbatus Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 154. Syntypes: "Mus. Smithsonian [USNM], (No. 5206) Mr. Chas. Wright's Coll. Acad. Philada."; given as USNM 5205 (6 specimens) by Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 69, ANSP specimens presumably lost. Type locality: "Eastern Cuba".

Sminthillus limbatusBarbour and Noble, 1920, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 63: 402.

Sminthillus limbatus limbatusBarbour and Shreve, 1937, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 80: 379, by implication.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) limbatusHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Euhyas limbataFrost, 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

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

Distribution

Patchy distribution throughout Cuba, 50–1150 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) limbatus group, subgenus Euhyas, according to Estrada and Hedges, 1996, Copeia, 1996: 856. In Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) but unassigned to species group by Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) planirostris species series, Eleutherodactylus limbatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 80, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. 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: 354. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 61–62, provided a brief account and map. Rodríguez, Alonso, Rodríguez, and Vences, 2012, Salamandra, 48: 71–91, reported on molecular phylogenetics of this species and provided evidence that suggests that the Gran Piedra population is not conspecific with the rest of nominal Eleutherodactylus limbatusHenderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 62–63, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 25–26, provided a dot map and localities.

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