Eleutherodactylus aporostegus Schwartz, 1965

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

Eleutherodactylus ruthae aporostegus Schwartz, 1965, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 132: 487. Holotype: MCZ 43186, by original designation. Type locality: "Camp Perrin, Dépt. du Sud, Haiti".

Eleutherodactylus (Pelorius) aporostegusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220 (unintended combination); Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 86.

English Names

Tiburon Burrowing Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 9). 


Tiburon Peninsula in Haiti, as far as as Jacmel in the south and Petionville in the north, 0–2970 ft elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Haiti

Endemic: Haiti


Powell, 1993, Herpetol. Rev., 24: 135–137, suggested that Eleutherodactylus ruthae aporostegus warranted binominal status. In the Eleutherodactylus (Pelorius) ruthae species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 86 (who also formalized recognition as a species), and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 36–37, summarized the natural history literature. Ríos-López, 2023, In Rios-Lopez and Heatwole (eds.), Conserv. Biogeograph. Amph. Caribb.: 218–262, discussed conservation status in Haiti and surrounding issues.

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