Eleutherodactylus erythrochomus Palacios-Aguilar and Santos-Bibiano, 2020

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

Eleutherodactylus erythrochomus Palacios-Aguilar and Santos-Bibiano, 2020, Zootaxa, 4750: 251. Holotype: MZFC 33964, by original designation. Type locality: "Carretera Omitlán–La Venta (Hwy 95), Municipality of Juan R. Escudero (17.1345° N, -99.5445°W, WGS84), 145 m, Guerrero, Mexico". Zoobank publication registration: 869C3771-3240-427E-A677-B3E0167B7908

English Names

Tierra Colorada Peeping Frog (original publication). 


Known only within 10 km of Tierra Colorada, Municipality of Juan R. Escudero along the south-central Pacific coastal plains of Guerrero, Mexico; found in cracks in large granitic boulders in tropical semideciduous forest.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


 Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Rodriguez, and Jones, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15(e272): 1–35, provided key comparative characters (external morphology and advertisement call) for identification of members of their Eleutherodactylus nitidus group, as well as a molecular tree to place the species.In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nitidus 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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