Eleutherodactylus apostates Schwartz, 1973

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

English Names

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

La Hotte Big-legged Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 9). 

Distribution

Hispaniola: known from Zapoti and the region of the type locality in the Massif de la Hotte, southwestern Haiti, 335–1650 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group, and most closely related to Eleutherodactylus schmidti, according to the original publication. Reviewed by Schwartz, 1977, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 201: 1. Not assignable to species group according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) oxyrhyncus species series, Eleutherodactylus oxyrhyncus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 77, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. 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. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 36–37, summarized the natural history literature.

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