Eleutherodactylus eunaster Schwartz, 1973

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

Eleutherodactylus eunaster Schwartz, 1973, J. Herpetol., 7: 250. Holotype: USNM 189254, by original designation. Type locality: "Castillon, ca. 2500 feet (763 m), Département de Sud, Haiti".

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) eunasterHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 322-323; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 11.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) eunasterLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 224.

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

English Names

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

La Hotte Whistling Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 10). 


Massif de la Hotte, Haiti, 575–1300 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Haiti

Endemic: Haiti


Most closely related to Eleutherodactylus glanduliferoides, according to the original publication, and thus associated with the Eleutherodactylus varleyi group of Shreve and Williams, 1963, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 129: 339–341. Reviewed by Schwartz, 1982, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 285: 1. Placed in the Eleutherodactylus (Eyhyas) bakeri series by Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 322–323. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) abbotti series, Eleutherodactylus abbotti group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 224. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) oxyrhyncus species series, Eleutherodactylus bakeri species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 74, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. 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: 337. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 50, 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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