Eleutherodactylus angustidigitorum (Taylor, 1940)

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

Tomodactylus angustidigitorum Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 494. Holotype: EHT-HMS 18640, by original designation; now FMNH 100126 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 66. Type locality: "Quiroga (northeastern end of Lake Pátzcuaro), Michoacán, México, elevation 6,880 ft."

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) angustidigitorumHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318–319; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Syrrhophus angustidigitorumFrost, 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: 362.

English Names

Patzcuaro Peeping Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 18; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24).

Patzcuaro Stream Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 72).

Thin-fingered Piping Frog (Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Jones, and Boissinot, 2018, Mesoam. Herpetol., 5: 73). 


Vicinity of Tuxpan, central Jalisco, east through northern to northeastern Michoacán and extreme south-central Guanajuato, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nitidus group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 219. Ponce-Campos and Beaman, 2006, Herpetol. Rev., 37: 237, provided the record for Jalisco and discussed the range. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, Eleutherodactylus modestus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 91–92, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 132. 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: 318. Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Jones, and Boissinot, 2018, Mesoam. Herpetol., 5: 8–83, discussed the range, call, comparative morphology, and molecular phylogenetics of this species. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) modestus clade of Hernández-Austria, García-Vázquez, Grünwald, and Parra-Olea, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (1: 2014597): 1–20, who reported on molecular phylogenetics. Grünwald, Montaño-Ruvalcaba, Jones, Ahumada-Carrillo, Grünwald, Zheng, Strickland, and Reyes-Velasco, 2023, Herpetozoa, Wien, 36: 105, provided a dot map. 

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