Eleutherodactylus counouspeus Schwartz, 1964

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

Eleutherodactylus counouspeus Schwartz, 1964, Breviora, 208: 2. Holotype: MCZ 43199, by original designation. Type locality: "Grotte de Counou Bois, 1 mi (1.6 km) southwest of Perrin, Dépt. du Sud, Haiti".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) counouspeusHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 326.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) counouspeusLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222.

Euhyas counouspeaFrost, 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.

Eleutherodactylus counouspeusHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Eleutherodactylus (Schwartzius) counouspeusHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 87.

English Names

Counou Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74).

Yellow Cave Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 10). 


Crevices and caves in closed forests on the Massif de la Hotte, southwestern Haiti, 303–760 m elevation.


In the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group, according to the original publication. Reviewed by Schwartz, 1981, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 260: 1-2. In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus section, unassigned to series or species group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 326. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222. Sole member of the subgenus Schwartzius of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 87. 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: 329. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 46, summarized the natural history literature.

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