Eleutherodactylus pituinus Schwartz, 1965

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

Eleutherodactylus pituinus Schwartz, 1965 "1964", Caribb. J. Sci., 4: 479. Holotype: MCZ 43194, by original designation. Type locality: "6 mi. west of Constanza, 4250´, La Vega Province, República Dominicana".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) pituinusHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 328; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 10.

English Names

La Horma Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 78).

Distribution

Hispaniola; Cordillera Central in the vicinity of the type locality and La Horma, 1212–1770 m elevation, Dominican Republic.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group, according to the original publication and Schwartz, 1969, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 30: 101. In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus section, Eleutherodactylus montanus series, unassigned to species group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 328. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 230. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) auriculatus species series, Eleutherodactylus abbotti group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 54, 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: 368. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 71, summarized the natural history literature.

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