Eleutherodactylus limbensis Lynn, 1958

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

Eleutherodactylus schmidti limbensis Lynn, 1958, Herpetologica, 14: 155. Holotype: USNM 140166, by original designation. Type locality: "on moist bank at the source of a small tributary of the Limbé River about 1.5 mi. s. of the Limbé-Cap-Haitien road where it skirts the Baie de l'Acul and about 3 mi. S.W. [= SE?] of Limbé, [Départment du Nord,] Haiti".

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) schmidti limbensisHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 323, by implication.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) limbensisLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227, unintended combination; Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 68.

English Names

Haitian Streamside Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 11). 


Northern Haiti, Massif du Nord, sea level to ca. 1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Haiti

Endemic: Haiti


Powell, 1993, Herpetol. Rev., 24: 135–137, suggested that Eleutherodactylus schmidti limbensis warranted binominal status. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) dimidiatus species series, Eleutherodactylus schmidti species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 66–67 (and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130), who formalized the species status of this taxon. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 63, summarized the natural history literature. Ríos-López, 2023, In Rios-Lopez and Heatwole (eds.), Conserv. Biogeograph. Amph. Caribb.: 218–262, discussed the systematic history, distribution, and conservation status of the taxon. 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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