Eleutherodactylus adelus Díaz, Cadiz, and Hedges, 2003

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

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) adelus Díaz, Cádiz, and Hedges, 2003, Caribb. J. Sci., 39: 177. Holotype: MNHNCU 874, by original designation. Type locality: "Loma del Espejo, Alturas de Pizarras del Sur, Sabanas Llanas, km 41 Carretera de Luis Lazo, 130 m a.s.l., Pinar del Río (about 8 km W sumidero)", Cuba.

Euhyas adelaFrost, 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; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 433.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) adelusHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

English Names

Cuban Dwarf Grassfrog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 9). 


Known from the pine forests of Alturas de Pizarras del Sur, from the Viñales region in the east to the surroundings of Guane in the west, in the hills of Alturas de Pizaras del Sur Pinar del Río Province, western Cuba, 130–170 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cuba

Endemic: Cuba


 Díaz and Cádiz, 2007, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 3: 100–122, reported on the advertisement call. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) varleyi group according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) planirostris species series, Eleutherodactylus gundlachi species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 79–80, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. 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: 315. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 67–68, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Rodríguez, Vences, and García, 2011, Salamandra, 47: 222–226, reported on the molecular phylogenetics of the species, placing it as the sister species of Eleutherodactylus pezopetrus, in the Eleutherodactylus pezopetrus group of the Eleutherodactylus planirostris series. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 34, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 23, provided a dot map and localities.

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