Eleutherodactylus eileenae Dunn, 1926

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

Eleutherodactylus eileenae Dunn, 1926, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 212. Holotype: MCZ 11128, by original designation. Type locality: "Mina Carlota", Cienfuegos Province, Cuba.

Eleutherodactylus gehrmanni Schwartz, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1873: 4. Holotype: AMNH 59828, by original designation. Type locality: "San Vicente, Pinar del Río Province, Cuba". Synonymy by Schwartz, 1958, Herpetologica, 14: 69-72.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) eileenaeHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 329; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 9; Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 55-56.

English Names

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

Cuban Free-fingered Frog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 63).

Cuban Two-note Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67:  10). 


Cuba, from Pinar del Río Province east throughout Camagüey Province, sea level to 900 m elevation; an isolated and questionable record from Pico Turquino, Santiago de Cuba Province (UMMZ 80910).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cuba

Endemic: Cuba


In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group, according to Schwartz, 1958, Am. Mus. Novit., 1873: 2, and Schwartz, 1965, Herpetologica, 21: 28-31. In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus section, unassigned to series or species group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 329. Hedges, Estrada, and Thomas, 1992, Herpetol. Monogr., 6: 68–83, reported on the call. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) martinicensis series, Eleutherodactylus martinicensis group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. Rodríguez and Alonso, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 258, provided a record for Zapata Swamp, Matanzas Province, Cuba. Díaz and Cádiz, 2007, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 3: 100–122, reported on the advertisement call. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) auriculatus species series, Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 55, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 129. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 619-620. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 118–119, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Rodríguez, Vences, Nevado, Machordom, and Verheyen, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 54: 179-186, reported on the phylogenetic placement of the species within the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 48–49, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 13–14, provided a dot map and localities. Rodriguez, Börner, Pabijan, Gehara, Haddad, and Vences, 2015, Evol. Ecol., 29: 765–785 (and supplemental data), reported on phylogeographic diversity and its causes.

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