Eleutherodactylus darlingtoni Cochran, 1935

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

English Names

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

La Selle Long-legged Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 10). 


Hispaniola; Massif de la Selle in Haiti, known from the type locality and the ridge of the La Selle on the road to Saltrou, presumably distributed in the Massif de la Selle; to be expected in the Dominican Republic between Los Arroyos and El Aguacate, 1720 to 2200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Haiti

Likely/Controversially Present: Dominican Republic

Endemic: Haiti


In the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group, according to Shreve and Williams, 1963, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 129: 328, and Schwartz, 1973, J. Herpetol., 7: 271-272. Reviewed by Schwartz, 1982, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 284: 1. Hedges, 1992, Caribb. J. Sci., 28: 11-16, considered this to be the allopatric sister species of Eleutherodactylus leoncei. Not assignable to species group according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 325. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) armstrong species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 66. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 331. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 47, 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 related issues.

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