Eleutherodactylus turquinensis Barbour and Shreve, 1937

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

Eleutherodactylus turquinensis Barbour and Shreve, 1937, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 80: 380. Holotype: MCZ 21975, by original designation. Type locality: "near Cueva del Aura, Turquino Peak, 1500-4000 feet, Oriente [now Santiago de Cuba Province], Cuba".

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

Euhyas turquinensisFrost, 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

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

Distribution

Known only from the Sierra Maestra in Granma and Santiago de Cuba Provinces, Cuba, 450–1830 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group, according to Schwartz, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1873: 2. 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) luteolus species series, Eleutherodactylus cuneatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 68–69, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 387. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 105-106, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 80, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 20, provided a dot map and localities.

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