Eleutherodactylus verrucipes (Cope, 1885)

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

Syrrhophus verrucipes Cope, 1885 "1884", Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 22: 383. Holotype: ANSP 11325, according to Firschein, 1954, Copeia, 1954: 55. Type locality: "in the neighborhood of the town of Zacualtipan in the north-eastern part of the State of Hidalgo, close to the boundary line of the State of Vera Cruz . . . . in the bottom of a rocky gorge of a stream near its junction with the San Miguel river, at a depth of at least 1800 feet below the level of the town of Zacualtipan", Hidalgo, Mexico.

Syrrhopus verrucipesBoulenger, 1888, Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 1888: 206.

Syrrhaphus verrucipesGünther, 1900, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 155: 216.

Tomodactylus macrotympanum Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 496. Holotype: EHT-HMS 6838, by original designation; now FMNH 100049 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 67. Type locality: "south of Jacala, Hidalgo, Mexico". Synonymy by Lynch, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 20: 1–45.

Syrrhophus macrotympanumDixon, 1957, Texas J. Sci., 9: 384.

Eleutherodactylus verrucipesMyers, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 196, by implication.

Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) verrucipesHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318–319. Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Syrrhophus verrucipesFrost, 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: 362.

English Names

Bigear Chirping Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 21).

Big-eared Chirping Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 80; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 25).


Pine-oak woodland and cloud forest at moderate elevations (200–1300 m) in southeastern San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, Guanajuato, and northwestern Hidalgo, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) marnockii group of the Eleutherodactylus longipes series, according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318–319. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) marnocki group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 234. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, Eleutherodactylus guttilatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 91, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 389. Arenas-Monroy, Carbajal-Márquez, García-Balderas, Grünwald, and Jones, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 439, provided a record for Guanajuato, Mexico. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2013, Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí: 51, provided an account for San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2016, Amph. Rept. Hidalgo: 367–368, provided a brief account and map for Hidalgo, Mexico. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes clade of Hernández-Austria, García-Vázquez, Grünwald, and Parra-Olea, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20 (1: 2014597): 1–20, who reported on molecular phylogenetics. Tepos-Ramírez, Garduño-Fonseca, Peralta-Robles, García-Rubio, and Cervantes Jiménez, 2023, Check List, 19: 269–292, discussed the distribution and conservation status of the species in Queretaro, Mexico.

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