Eleutherodactylinae Lutz, 1954

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Eleutherodactylidae > Subfamily: Eleutherodactylinae
227 species

Cornuferinae Noble, 1931, Biol. Amph.: 521. Type genus: Cornufer Tschudi, 1838. Synonymy by implication of synonymy of Cornufer with Eleutherodactylus by Zweifel, 1966, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 23: 167-168.

Eleutherodactylinae Lutz, 1954, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 52: 157. Type genus: Eleutherodactylus Duméril and Bibron, 1841. Synonymy with Brachycephalina Günther, 1858, by Dubois, 2005, Alytes, 23: 11; Frost, 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: 197.

EleutherodactyliniLynch, 1969, Final PhD Exam, Program: 3; Lynch, 1971, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 53: 142.

EleutherodactylinaeLaurent, 1980 "1979", Bull. Soc. Zool. France, 104: 418; Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 49.

EleutherodactylidaeHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 47.

Diasporina Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 149. Type genus: Diasporus Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008. Subtribe. 

Eleutherodactylina — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 149. Infratribe. 

English Names

None noted.


Central Texas (USA) and western Mexico south to Belize and Guatemala; extreme eastern Honduras south to central Panama on the Atlantic versant and on the Pacific versant of central Panama; eastern Panama south along the Pacific versant through western Colombia to northwestern Ecuador; Amazonian Colombia, northeastern Peru and Brazil; eastern Venezuela through central Guyana, Surinam, and French Guinea to extreme northern Brazil; Greater and Lesser Antilles. A few species introduced globally. 


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Contained taxa (227 sp.):

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