Eleutherodactylus interorbitalis (Langebartel and Shannon, 1956)

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

Syrrhopus interorbitalis Langebartel and Shannon, 1956, Herpetologica, 12: 161. Holotype: UIMNH 67061 (formerly F.A. Shannon 9378), by original designation. Type locality: "rocky stream bed 36 miles north of Mazatlán (center of city), Sinaloa", Mexico.

Syrrhophus interorbitalisDuellman, 1958, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 594: 10.

Syrrhophis interorbitalisCampbell and Simmons, 1962, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 61: 193-203. Misspelling of generic name.

Eleutherodactylus interorbitalisMyers, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 198, by implication.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) interorbitalisHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318-319; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Syrrhophus interorbitalisFrost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: 362.

English Names

Spectacled Chirping Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24).

Sinaloa Piping Frog (Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Jones, and Boissinot, 2018, Mesoam. Herpetol., 5: 73). 


Oak woodland to tropical dry forest from eastern Sonora and southwestern Chihuahua south to throughout Sinaloa and likely into adjacent Nayarit, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes series, Eleutherodactylus modestus group, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318-319. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) modestus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 226. Enderson and Bezy, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 216, provided the first record for Sonora and an extension up from tropical deciduous forest into pine-oak woodland. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, Eleutherodactylus modestus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 91, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. Rorabaugh and Lemos-Espinal, 2016, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Sonora: 153–155, provided a detailed account of natural history, morphology, distribution, and conservation status in Sonora, Mexico. Lemos-Espinal, 2007, Anf. Rept. Chihuahua Mexico: 51–52, provided an account for Chihuahua, Mexico. See comments regarding life history in Sonora by Enderson, Van Devender, and Bezy, 2014, Check List, 10: 920. Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Jones, and Boissinot, 2018, Mesoam. Herpetol., 5: 8–83, discussed the range, call, comparative morphology, and molecular phylogenetics of this species. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) modestus clade of Hernández-Austria, García-Vázquez, Grünwald, and Parra-Olea, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (1: 2014597): 1–20, who reported on molecular phylogenetics. 

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