Eleutherodactylus thomasi Schwartz, 1959

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

Eleutherodactylus thomasi thomasi Schwartz, 1959, Am. Mus. Novit., 1926: 3. Holotype: AMNH 61054, by original designation. Type locality: "6.5 miles northwest of Banao, Paso de la Trinchera, Sierra de Cubitas, Camagüey Province, Cuba".

Eleutherodactylus thomasi trinidadensis Schwartz, 1959, Am. Mus. Novit., 1926: 11. Holotype: AMNH 61013, by original designation. Type locality: "Finca Morales, 8 miles northwest of Trinidad, Las Villas [now Sancti Spíritus] Province, Cuba".

Eleutherodactylus thomasi zayasi Schwartz, 1960, Sci. Publ. Reading Public Mus. Art Gallery, 11: 28. Holotype: AMNH 63164, by original designation. Type locality: "Pan de Matanzas, 2.5 mi. south of Corral Nuevo, Matanzas Province, Cuba".

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) thomasiHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) thomasi trinidadensisHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) thomasi zayasiHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) trinidadensisLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233. Unintended combination.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) zayasiLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233. Unintended combination.

Euhyas thomasiFrost, 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

Thomas' Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 80).

Distribution

Isolated populations in central Cuba from Matanzas, Sancti Spíritus, Cienfuegos, Ciego de Avila, and Camagüey provinces, Cuba, 0–390 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group, according to the original publication, and including three subspecies according to Schwartz, 1960, Sci. Publ. Reading Public Mus. Art Gallery, 11: 28-33. See also Schwartz, 1976, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 21: 1–46. Not assignable to species group according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 233. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) planirostris species series, Eleutherodactylus pinarensis species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 81 (who noted that the allopatric subspecies might well be distinct species), and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus tenebrionis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 384. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 96-97, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 79, summarized the natural history literature.

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