Eleutherodactylus portoricensis Schmidt, 1927

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

Eleutherodactylus portoricensis Schmidt, 1927, Am. Mus. Novit., 279: 2. Holotype: AMNH 10249, by original designation. Type locality: "El Yunque, 2000 feet altitude, [Bosque Experimental de Luquillo,] Porto Rico [= Puerto Rico]".

Eleutherodactylus auriculatus portoricensisSchmidt, 1928, New York Acad. Sci. Scient. Surv., 10: 44.

Eleutherodactylus portoricensisSchwartz, 1969, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 30: 101.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) portoricensisHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 327; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 10.

English Names

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

Distribution

Forested uplands of Puerto Rico, 273–1182 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group, according to Schwartz, 1969, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 30: 101. See comment under Eleutherodactylus johnstonei. In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus section, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis series, unassigned to species group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 327. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 231. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis species series, Eleutherodactylus antillensis species group, Eleutherodactylus wightmanae species subgroup of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 59. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) antillensis species series, Eleutherodactylus wightmanae species group 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: 370. Barker, Waide, and Cook, 2011, J. Biogeograph., 38: 2311–2325, detected substantial genetic differentiation between the allopatric Luquillo Mountains and Cayey Mountains populations. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 72–73, summarized the natural history literature.

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