Eleutherodactylus longipes (Baird, 1859)

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

Batrachyla longipes Baird, 1859, Rep. U.S-Mex. Bound. Surv., 2(Pt. 2-Rept.): 35. Holotype: USNM 3237; now lost, according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 107; see discussion by Barbour, 1923, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 8: 81–83. Type locality: "Mexico"; considered to be 40 leagues [about 120 miles, according to Barbour, 1923, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 8: 81] north of Mexico City by Cope, 1887, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 32: 16; see Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 107, for discussion.

Hylodes (Batrachyla) longipesCope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 153.

Epirhexis longipesCope, 1866, J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 6: 96.

Hylodes longipesGarman, 1884, Bull. Essex Inst., 16: 42; Günther, 1901, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 162: 240.

Eleutherodactylus longipesStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582–583, by implication; Barbour, 1923, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 8: 81; Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 95. 107; Myers, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 198; by implication; Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318.

Syrrhophus latodactylus Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 397. Holotype: EHT-HMS 6807, by original designation; now FMNH 100063 according to according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 66. Type locality: "Huasteca Cañon, about 15 km. west of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, elevation about 680 meters". Synonymy by Lynch, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 20: 30. Opinion 1024, Anonymous, 1974, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 31: 130–132, stated that Syrrhophus latodactylus is not to be used in preference of Batrachyla longipes when considered synonyms.

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

Syrrhophus longipesLynch, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 20: 30.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipesHedges, 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 longipesFrost, 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

Long-footed Frog (Yarrow, 1882, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 24: 24).

Long-footed Robber Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 19).

Longfoot Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76).

Long-footed Chirping Frog (Conzelman, 1973, HISS News J., 1: 153; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24).


Moderate elevations (650–2000 m) along the Sierra Madre Oriental in pine-oak woodland from central Nuevo León and adjacent Coahuila through San Luis Potosí to northern Hidalgo, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes group, Eleutherodactylus longipes series of Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318–319. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, Eleutherodactylus longipes species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 90. 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: 355. Conzelman, 1973, HISS News J., 1: 153, provided a record for San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Lemos-Espinal and Smith, 2007, Anf. Rept. Coahuila México: 50–52, provided an account for Coahuila, Mexico. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2013, Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí: 49, provided an account for San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2016, Amph. Rept. Hidalgo: 365–366, provided a brief account and map for Hidalgo, Mexico. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes clade of Hernández-Austria, García-Vázquez, Grünwald, and Parra-Olea, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (1: 2014597): 1–20, who reported on molecular phylogenetics. Tepos-Ramírez, Garduño-Fonseca, Peralta-Robles, García-Rubio, and Cervantes Jiménez, 2023, Check List, 19: 269–292, discussed the distribution and conservation status of the species in Queretaro, Mexico.  

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