Eleutherodactylus haitianus Barbour, 1942

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

Eleutherodactylus intermedius Cochran, 1941, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 177: 70. Holotype: USNM 107566, by original designation. Type locality: "Loma Rucilla of the Cordillera Central, [Santiago Province,] Dominican Republic, 8000-10,000 feet altitude". Preoccupied by Eleutherodactylus intermedius Barbour and Shreve, 1937.

Eleutherodactylus haitianus Barbour, 1942, Copeia, 1942: 179. Replacement name for Eleutherodactylus intermedius Cochran, 1941.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) haitianusHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 328; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 9.

English Names

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

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


Hispaniola; the Cordillera Central of the Dominican Republic, 1545–2455 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Dominican Republic

Endemic: Dominican Republic


Reviewed by Schwartz, 1983, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 335: 1-2, who noted that this nominal species may be composed of three cryptic species. In the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus section, Eleutherodactylus montanus series, unassigned to species group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 328. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) abbotti series, Eleutherodactylus abbotti group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 225. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) auriculatus species series, Eleutherodactylus abbotti species group 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: 344. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 55, summarized the natural history literature.

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