Eleutherodactylus tetajulia Estrada and Hedges, 1996

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

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) tetajulia Estrada and Hedges, 1996, Herpetologica, 52: 436. Holotype: MNHNCU 662, by original designation. Type locality: "Arroyo Sucio (Anacleto) Arriba, on the western slope of Monte Iberia, Municipio Moa, Holguín Province, Cuba, 600 m".

Euhyas tetajuliaFrost, 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.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) tetajuliaHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 13.

English Names

Cuban Stripeless Leaf-litter Frog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 12).


Known from the Sierra de Crista, Monte Iberia, and Tetas de Julias, and Meseta del Toldo, Holguín and Guantánamo provinces, southeastern Cuba, 300–600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Cuba

Endemic: Cuba


The sister species of Eleutherodactylus intermedius according to the original publication, where external morphology and the advertisement call were discussed. Excluded from the Eleutherodactylus dimidiatus group by Díaz, Cádiz, and Navarro, 2005, Caribb. J. Sci., 41: 315. Díaz and Cádiz, 2007, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 3: 100–122, reported on the advertisement call. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) planirostris species series, Eleutherodactylus gundlachi species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 79–80, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status (as Eleutherodactylus tetajulia) in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 384. Díaz and Cádiz, 2008, Guía Taxon. Anf. Cuba: 71–72, provided a brief account, illustration, and map. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 78, summarized the natural history literature. Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Serv., 145: 23, provided a dot map and localities.

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