Eleutherodactylus michaelschmidi Díaz, Cádiz, and Navarro, 2007

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

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) michaelschmidi Díaz, Cádiz, and Navarro, 2007, Zootaxa, 1435: 52. Holotype: MNHNCU 975, by original designation. Type locality: "La Ceiba (20° 11´ 07 N, 76° 20´ 14 W), Municipality of Tercer Frente, Santiago de Cuba province, 408 m above the sea level", Cuba.

Euhyas michaelschmidiFrost, 2007, Amph. Spec. World, vers. 5.1, by implication of results and discussion by Frost, 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:.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) michaelschmidiHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

English Names

Sierra Maestra Blotched Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 11). 


Karstic valleys and premontane areas on the northern slope of the Sierra Maestra, Santiago de Cuba Province, Cuba, 160–408 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cuba

Endemic: Cuba


Most closely related to Eleutherodactylus bresslerae according to the original publication. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii species series, Eleutherodactylus ricordii species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 82–83, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 94–95, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 65–66, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 32, provided a dot map and localities.

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