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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Haiti

Endemic: 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. Ríos-López, 2023, In Rios-Lopez and Heatwole (eds.), Conserv. Biogeograph. Amph. Caribb.: 218–262, discussed conservation status in Haiti and issues bearing on that.

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