Eleutherodactylus maurus Hedges, 1989

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

Tomodactylus fuscus Davis and Dixon, 1955, Herpetologica, 11: 155. Holotype: TCWC 11252, by original designation. Type locality: "1 1/2 miles southeast of Huitzilac, 7800 feet, Morelos, México". Secondary homonym of Eleutherodactylus fuscus Lynn and Dent, 1943.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) maurus Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318. Replacement name for Tomodactylus fuscus Davis and Dixon, 1955, when in Eleutherodactylus; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Syrrhophus fuscusFrost, 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

Brown Peeping Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 20; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 76).

Dusky Chirping Frog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24).

Dusky Piping Frog (Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Rodriguez, and Jones, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15(e272): 35). 

Distribution

Extreme northern Guerrero to northwestern Morelos and presumably into adjacent México, Mexico.

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nitidus group of Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318–319, and Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, Eleutherodactylus modestus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 91–92, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 132. Balderas-Valdivia and González-Hernández, 2017, Mesoam. Herpetol., 4: 657–658, provided a record for the state of México. Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Rodriguez, and Jones, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15(e272): 1–35, provided a molecular tree of relationship as well as as map (as Eleutherodactylus fuscus) key comparative characters (external morphology and advertisement call) for identification of members of the Eleutherodactylus nitidus group into which these authors transferred this species. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nitidus clade of Hernández-Austria, García-Vázquez, Grünwald, and Parra-Olea, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20: 1–20, who reported on molecular phylogenetics.

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