Eleutherodactylus ventrilineatus (Shreve, 1936)

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

Leptodactylus ventrilineatus Shreve, 1936, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 15: 98. Holotype: MCZ 19857, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. La Hotte [=Pic Macaya], 5000 ft. to summit, [Département du Sud,] Haiti".

Eleutherodactylus ventrilineatusCochran, 1941, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 177: 35.

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

Euhyas ventrilineataFrost, 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

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

Distribution

Known only from the peaks of Formon and Macaya on the Massif de la Hotte, southwestern Haiti, 1700–2340 m elevation.

Comment

A peripheral member of the Eleutherodactylus dimidiatus group, possibly annectent to the Eleutherodactylus varleyi group, according to Shreve and Williams, 1963, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 129: 338; in the Eleutherodactylus dimidiatus group, according to Schwartz, 1965, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 78: 168. In the Eleutherodactylus varleyi 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), unassignable to species group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 234. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) oxyrhyncus species series, Eleutherodactylus glandulifer species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 76, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus turumiquirensis) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 388. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 81, summarized the natural history literature.

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