Eleutherodactylus schmidti Noble, 1923

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

Eleutherodactylus schmidti Noble, 1923, Am. Mus. Novit., 61: 5. Holotype: AMNH 11405, by original designation. Type locality: "among stones along stream bed, Lo Bracita [= Los Bracitos], Prov. Pacificador, Dominican Republic".

Eleutherodactylus lentus schmidtiBarbour, 1937, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 82: 99.

Eleutherodactylus schmidti schmidtiCochran, 1939, Proc. New England Zool. Club, 18: 3, by implication; Lynn, 1958, Herpetologica, 14: 155.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) schmidtiHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 323; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2; Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 68.

Euhyas schmidtiFrost, 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: 361; Dubois, Ohler, and Pyron, 2021, Megataxa, 5: 433.

English Names

Schmidt's Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 79).

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


Cordillera Central and Cordillera Septentrional, Dominican Republic, 0–1758 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Dominican Republic

Endemic: Dominican Republic


In the Eleutherodactylus ricordii group, according to Dunn, 1926, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 38: 115. See account by Schwartz, 1971 "1970", Caribb. J. Sci., 10: 109–118, who recognized three subspecies (now Eleutherodactylus schmidti, Eleutherodactylus limbensis, and Eleutherodactylus rucillensis). Placed in the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) pictissimus series, Eleutherodactylus schmidti group by Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 323. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii group, according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) dimidiatus species series, Eleutherodactylus schmidti species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 68, 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 conservation status and systematic history, noting that the former populations of this species found in Haiti are now considered Eleutherodactylus rucillensis

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