Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides (Cope, 1877)

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

Phyllobates cystignathoides Cope, 1877, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 17: 89. Syntypes: USNM 32402-04, 32406-09 (according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 69), MCZ 25732 (according to Barbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 170l; formerly USNM 32405). Type locality: "Potrero near Cordova [=Córdoba], Vera Cruz under decayed trunks of trees", Mexico.

Syrrhophus cystignathoidesCope, 1879, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 18: 268.

Syrrhopus cystignathoidesBoulenger, 1888, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1888: 206.

Syrrhaphus cystignathoidesGünther, 1900, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 155: 218.

Syrraphus cystignathoidesDíaz de León, 1904, Indice Batr. Encuent. Rep. Mex.: 10.

Syrrhopus cystignathoidesBarbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 170.

Eleutherodactylus cystignathoidesMyers, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 198, by implication.

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

Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides cystignathoides — Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19.

Syrrhophus cystignathoidesFrost, 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.

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

English Names

Mexican Chirping Frog (Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides cystignathoides: Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24).


Provisionally, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, and central Veracruz (Mexico). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrophus) leprus group, the Eleutherodactylus longipes series, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318–319. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) leprus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223.In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, Eleutherodactylus leprus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 89, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. López-Mejía and Goyenechea, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 298, provided a record for the Municipality of Tecozautla, Hidalgo, Mexico, and discussed the Hidalgan range.Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2013, Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí: 45, provided an account for San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Wallace, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 494–495, and Dodd, 2013, Frogs U.S. and Canada, 1: 197–199, provided accounts that summarized the literature and range of the species (in the sense of including Eleutherodactylus campi)Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2016, Amph. Rept. Hidalgo: 364–365, provided a brief account and map for Hidalgo, Mexico. Serrano-Serrano and Penna, 2018, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 123: 388–401, reported on vocalizations. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes clade of Hernández-Austria, García-Vázquez, Grünwald, and Parra-Olea, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (1: 2014597): 1–20, who reported on molecular phylogenetics. 

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