Eleutherodactylus petersi (Duellman, 1954)

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

Tomodactylus petersi Duellman, 1954, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 560: 5. Holotype: UMMZ 109238, by original designation. Type locality: "one-fourth mile east of Coalcomán (elevation 3500 feet)", Michoacán, Mexico. 

Tomodactylus nitidus petersi — Dixon, 1957, Texas J. Sci., 9: 390.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) petersi — Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Rodriguez, and Jones, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15(e272): 1

English Names

Peters' Shiny Peeping Frog (Syrrhophus nitidus petersiLiner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 20; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 25).

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

Distribution

Isolated population on the western end of the Sierra Madre del Sur in Guerrero, and north of the Balsas Basin from northern Guerrero and southeastern state of Mexico west to extreme northern Colima, southern Jalisco, Mexico. 

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 their Eleutherodactylus nitidus group, as well as a molecular tree to place the species. In addition, these authors removed this species from the synonymy of Eleutherodactylus nitidus, where it had been placed by Dixon, 1957, Texas J. Sci., 9: 390. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) nitidus clade of Hernández-Austria, García-Vázquez, Grünwald, and Parra-Olea, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (1: 2014597): 1–20, who reported on molecular phylogenetics.

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