Eleutherodactylus orarius (Dixon, 1957)

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

Tomodactylus nitidus orarius Dixon, 1957, Texas J. Sci., 9: 392. Holotype: UMMZ 116922, by original designation. Type locality: "4.5 mi. southwest of Tecolapa, 450 feet, Colima, México".

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nitidus orarius — Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318–319, by implication.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) orarius — Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 229. Unintended combination.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) orarius — Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Jones, and Boissinot, 2018, Mesoam. Herpetol., 5: 69. 

English Names

Colima Shiny Peeping Frog (Syrrhophus nitidus orariusLiner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 20; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 24).

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

Distribution

Pacific lowlands of southern Jalisco, Colima, and Michoacán to the Guerrero line, Mexico. 

Comment

Resurrected from the synonymy of Eleutherodactylus nitidus on molecular grounds by Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Jones, and Boissinot, 2018, Mesoam. Herpetol., 5: 69, although they regarded the range as provisional, and while they recognized that Eleutherodactylus nitidus is a species complex, they did not, at this time, recognize Eleutherodactylus nitidus petersi, of the Sierra de Coalcoman, Michoacan, Mexico, as distinct from Eleutherodactylus nitidus. Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Rodriguez, and Jones, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15(e272): 1–35, excluded Eleutherodactylus petersi as distinct, provided key comparative characters (external morphology and advertisement call) for identification of members of their Eleutherodactylus nitidus group, as well as a molecular tree to place the species, and a distribution map. 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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