Eleutherodactylus melatrigonum Schwartz, 1966

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

Eleutherodactylus audanti melatrigonum Schwartz, 1966, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 133: 384. Holotype: MCZ 43206, by original designation. Type locality: "7 km (4 miles) north of Constanza, La Vega Province, República Dominicana".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) melanotrigonumLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 228. Unintended combination and incorrect subsequent spelling of species name.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) melatrigonumHedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 54.

English Names

Cordillera Central Telegraphic Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 11). 


Interior of the Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic, ca. 1525 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Dominican Republic

Endemic: Dominican Republic


In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) auriculatus species series, Eleutherodactylus abbotti group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 54. Powell, 1993, Herpetol. Rev., 24: 135-137, suggested that Eleutherodactylus audanti melatrigonum warranted binominal status. This was formally proposed by Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 54. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 65, summarized the natural history literature. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) auriculatus species series, Eleutherodactylus abbotti species group of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 129. Díaz, Incháustegui, Marte, Köhler, Cádiz, and Rodríguez, 2018, Novit. Caribaea, Santo Domingo, 12: 38, on the basis of preliminary molecular data suggested that Eleuterodactylus melatrigonum may be conspecific with Eleutherodactylus notidodes

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