Eleutherodactylus modestus (Taylor, 1942)

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

Syrrhophus modestus Taylor, 1942, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 28: 304. Holotype: EHT-HMS 3756, by original designation; now FMNH 100048 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 66. Type locality: "Hacienda Paso del Río, Colima, México".

Syrrhophus modestus modestusDuellman, 1958, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 594: 2-5.

Eleutherodactylus modestusMyers, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 196, by implication.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) modestusHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318-319. Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Syrrhophus modestusFrost, 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: 362.

English Names

Blunt-toed Chirping Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 20; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24).


Low elevations (to 700 m) in the lowlands and foothills of Colima and southwestern Jalisco, Mexico.


In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) modestus group of the Eleutherodactylus longipes series, subgenus, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318-319. See account by Lynch, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 20: 37-38. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) modestus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, Eleutherodactylus modestus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 91, 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: 358.

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