Eleutherodactylus glamyrus Estrada and Hedges, 1997

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

Eleutherodactylus glamyrus Estrada and Hedges, 1997, J. Herpetol., 31: 365. Holotype: MNHNCU 660, by original designation. Type locality: "Pino del Agua Arriba, Sierra Maestra, Municipio Guisa, Granma Province, Cuba, 1200 m."

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) glamyrusHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 9; Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 55–56.

English Names

Turquino Fern Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 10). 


Isolated populations in the Sierra del Turquino, Sierra Maestra, Granma and Santiago de Cuba provinces, Cuba, 800–1974 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cuba

Endemic: Cuba


In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group according to the original publication. 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 photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 340. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 112–113, 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. Rodríguez, de la Nuez, and Alonso, 2010, J. Herpetol., 44: 457–466, reported on variation in the advertisement call among populations. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 51, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 13, provided and dot map and localities. Population from the vicinity of Pico El Gato, Sierra del Cobre, Santiago de Cuba, recently named as Eleutherodactylus cattus

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