Eleutherodactylus rucillensis Cochran, 1939

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

Eleutherodactylus schmidti rucillensis Cochran, 1939, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 18: 3. Holotype: MCZ 23300, by original designation. Type locality: "Loma Rucilla and mountains north, Dominican Republic, 4000 to 7000 feet elevation".

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) schmidti rucillensisHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 323, by implication.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) rucillensisLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. Unintended combination.

English Names

Rucilla Streamside Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 12).


Interior uplands of the Cordillera Central in the Dominican Republic, 1200 to 1770 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Dominican Republic


In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) dimidiatus species series, Eleutherodactylus schmidti species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 66-67, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 76, summarized the natural history literature. Ríos-López, 2023, In Rios-Lopez and Heatwole (eds.), Conserv. Biogeograph. Amph. Caribb.: 218–262, discussed the systematic history, distribution, and conservation status of the taxon.

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