Eleutherodactylus bakeri Cochran, 1935

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

Eleutherodactylus bakeri Cochran, 1935, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 40: 369. Holotype: MCZ 19837, by original designation. Type locality: "Mt. La Hotte [= Pic Macaya], [Département du Sud,] Haiti, 5000 to 7800 feet altitude".

Eleutherodactylus bakeri bakeriShreve and Williams, 1963, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 129: 325.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) bakeriHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 322; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 10.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) bakeriLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220.

Euhyas bakeri — Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 433.

English Names

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

La Hotte Bushfrog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 9). 


Southwestern Haiti, restricted to the upper elevations (890–2324 m elevation) of the Massif de la Hotte in the region of Morne Formon and Morne Macaya, and in the region of Casillon.


In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group (now in the subgenus Eleutherodactylus—DRF), according to Shreve and Williams, 1963, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 129: 302–342, and Schwartz, 1969, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 30: 101. Reviewed by Schwartz, 1980, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 247: 1. Placed in the Eleutherodactylus bakeri series by Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 322. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, not assigned to group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 220. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) oxyrhyncus species series, Eleutherodactylus bakeri species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 74, 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: 320. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 38-39, summarized the natural history literature.

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