Eleutherodactylus luteolus (Gosse, 1851)

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

Litoria luteola Gosse, 1851, A Naturalist’s Sojourn in Jamaica: 366. Holotype: not stated; BMNH 47.12.27.80, according to J.D. Lynch in Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 301. Type locality: "Content", Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica.

Hylodes luteolusGünther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 93.

Hylodes (Lithodytes) luteolusCope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 153.

Eleutherodactylus luteolusStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Barbour, 1910, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 52: 286; Goin, 1953, Occas. Pap. Mus. Inst. Jamaica, 7: 1-4.

Eleutherodactylus lewisi Lynn and Dent, 1943, Herpetologica, 2: 72. Holotype: USNM 115435, by original designation. Type locality: "Dolphin Head, Parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica, B.W.I." Synonymy by Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 45; Gorham, 1966, Das Tierreich, 85: 83.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) luteolusHedges, 1990 "1989", Caribb. J. Sci., 25: 123-147; Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 321; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10094; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Euhyas luteolaFrost, 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: 361; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 433.

English Names

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

Little Yellow Tree-frog (Gosse, 1851, A Naturalist’s Sojourn in Jamaica: 366).

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

Distribution

Closed canopy forest of western Jamaica, sea level to 680 m elevation.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus gossei group according to Goin, 1954, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 33: 186, and Crombie, 1977, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 90: 194-204. In the less inclusive Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) luteolus series, Eleutherodactylus luteolus group of Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 321. See account by Schwartz and Fowler, 1973, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 43: 122. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) luteolus group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 227. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) luteolus species series, Eleutherodactylus luteolus species group, Eleutherodactylus luteolus species subgroup of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 72. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) luteolus species series, Eleutherodactylus luteolus species group 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: 356. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 63-64, summarized the natural history literature.

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