Eleutherodactylus sommeri Schwartz, 1977

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

Eleutherodactylus wetmorei sommeri Schwartz, 1977, Herpetologica, 33: 68. Holotype: CM 56837, by original designation. Type locality: "2.4 km E Carrefour Marmelade, ± 1037 m, Département de l'Artibonite, Haiti".

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) sommeriLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 232 (unintended combination); Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 64.

English Names

Massif du Nord Whistling Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 12).


Northern Haiti (Massif du Nord) into Dajabón and Elias Piña provinces, Dominican Republic, in the extreme western Cordillera Central, 700–1040 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Dominican Republic, Haiti


Powell, 1993, Herpetol. Rev., 24: 135-137, suggested that Eleutherodactylus wetmorei sommeri warranted binominal status. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) varians species series, Eleutherodactylus wetmorei species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 64, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 130. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 78, 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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