Eleutherodactylus nubicola Dunn, 1926

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

Eleutherodactylus nubicola Dunn, 1926, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 38: 116. Holotype: MCZ 2846, by original designation. Type locality: "Cinchona Plantation (altitude 5100 feet)", St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica.

Eleutherodactylus luteolus nubicolaDunn, 1928, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 74: 1.

Eleutherodactylus nubicolaBarbour, 1937, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 82: 102.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) nubicolaHedges, 1990 "1989", Caribb. J. Sci., 25: 123-147; Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 322; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Euhyas nubicolaFrost, 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

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


Eastern Jamaica; high elevations (1060 to 1880 m) of the Blue Mountains in the conterminous parts of Portland, St. Thomas, and St. Andrew parishes.


In the Eleutherodactylus gossei group according to Goin, 1954, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 33: 186, and Crombie, 1977, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 90: 194–204. In the less inclusive Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) nubicola group (of the Eleutherodactylus luteolus series) of Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 322, and Hedges, 1990 "1989", Caribb. J. Sci., 25: 123–147, and Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229. See account by Schwartz and Fowler, 1973, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 43: 103. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) luteolus species series, Eleutherodactylus luteolus species group, Eleutherodactylus nubicola species subgroup of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 72. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) luteolus species series, Eleutherodactylus luteolus species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 361. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 67, summarized the natural history literature.

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