Eleutherodactylus glaphycompus Schwartz, 1973

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

English Names

Southwest Haiti Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 75).

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


Throughout the Tiburon Peninsula in areas of exposed limestone at elevations of 576–1480 m, Haiti.


Subgenus Euhyas. In the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group, according to the original publication, although in the same paper Schwartz suggested that Eleutherodactylus glaphycompus may be related to Eleutherodactylus flavescens, a member of the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group. Reviewed by Schwartz, 1983, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 323: 1. See Hedges, 1991, J. Herpetol., 25: 10–17, for summary of genic variation and suggestion that the name may conceal several species. Placed in the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) bakeri series by Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 323. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 225. 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: 341. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 52, summarized the natural history literature.

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