Eleutherodactylus parapelates Hedges and Thomas, 1987

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

Eleutherodactylus parapelates Hedges and Thomas, 1987, Herpetologica, 43: 269. Holotype: USNM 247716. Type locality: "0.1 km N Castillon [7.9 km S, 0.3 km E Marché León (airline distance); 18° 38´ 07 N, 74° 46´ 58 W], Dépt. de la Grande Anse (formerly the Dépt. du Sud), Haiti, 960 m".

Eleutherodactylus (Pelorius) parapelatesHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 329. Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 230; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Pelorius parapelatesFrost, 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

Casillon Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 77).

Macaya Burrowing Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 11).


Massif de la Hotte, southwestern Haiti, 950–1050 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Haiti

Endemic: Haiti


In the Eleutherodactylus inoptatus group according to the original publication where the external morphology and advertisement call were described. In the more exclusive Eleutherodactylus (Pelorius) ruthae group of Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 329, and Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 230. Reviewed by Hedges and Powell, 1998, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 649: 1–2. In the Eleutherodactylus (Pelorius) ruthae species series of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 86, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 364. Ríos-López, 2023, In Rios-Lopez and Heatwole (eds.), Conserv. Biogeograph. Amph. Caribb.: 218–262, discussed conservation status and related issues in Haiti.

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