Eleutherodactylus melacara Hedges, Estrada, and Thomas, 1992

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

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) melacara Hedges, Estrada, and Thomas, 1992, Herpetol. Monogr., 6: 70. Holotype: MNHNCU 252, by original designation. Type locality: "Estribo Turquino, 1–2 km N Pico Turquino, Santiago de Cuba Prov., Cuba, 1770 m".

English Names

Estrada's Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77).

Distribution

Sierra Maestra, 840–1974 m elevation in the provinces of Granma and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Comment

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 map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 356. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 125–126, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 65, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 15, provided a dot map and localities.

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