Eleutherodactylus nebulosus (Taylor, 1943)

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

Syrrhophus nebulosus Taylor, 1943, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 29: 351. Holotype: EHT-HMS 3774, by original designation; now FMNH 100095 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 66. Type locality: "near Tonalá, Chiapas". 

Syrrhophus pipilans nebulosus — Duellman, 1958, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 594: 9.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nebulosus — Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229 (unintended combination); Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Rodriguez, and Jones, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15(e272): 24 (intended combination). 

English Names

Nebulous Chirping Frog (Syrrhophus pilans nebulosusLiner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 20; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 25).

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

Distribution

Southeastern Oaxaca (east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec) through coastal Chiapas and the the Grijalva Basin, Mexico, 100 to 800 m elevation. 

Comment

 Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Rodriguez, and Jones, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15(e272): 1–35, provided key comparative characters (external morphology and advertisement call) for identification of members of the Eleutherodactylus nitidus group and considered the nominal subspecies of Eleutherodactylus pipilans (pipilans and nebulosus) to be distinct species; they also regarded Eleutherodactylus rubrimaculatus as a synonym of Eleutherodactylus nebulosus, a position later reversed. García-Padilla and Mata-Silva, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 293, commented on the range and provided a record for the municipality Jiquipilas, Chiapas, Mexico (as Eleutherodactylus pipilans). Mendoza-Henao, Hernández-Austria, López-Velázquez, and Parra-Olea, 2020, Zootaxa, 4732: 589–592, reported on calls. 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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