Eleutherodactylus principalis Estrada and Hedges, 1997

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

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) principalis Estrada and Hedges, 1997, Caribb. J. Sci., 33: 222. Holotype: MNHNCU 663. Type locality: "Campamento de Leñadores de Ojito de Agua, Yateras, Guantánamo, Cuba, 800 m de altitud".

English Names

Oriente Greenish-yellow Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 12).


Upland regions of Holguín and Guantánamo provinces in eastern Cuba, 300–1000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cuba

Endemic: Cuba


Closely related to Eleutherodactylus auriculatus, according to the original publication. Díaz and Cádiz, 2007, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 3: 100–122, reported on the advertisement call. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) auriculatus species series, Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 55, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 129. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 370. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 113–114, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 73, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 13, provided specific localities.

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