Eleutherodactylus verruculatus (Peters, 1870)

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

English Names

Least Chirping Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 21; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 80; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 25).

Distribution

Known only from the presumed type locality (likely Huatusco, Veracruz, Mexico).

Comment

Considered a nomen dubium by Lynch, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 20: 1-45. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes series according to Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 318-319. In the Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) longipes species series, tentatively in the Eleutherodactylus guttilatus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 91 (who also discussed the problematic nature of this taxon), and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. Grünwald, Reyes-Velasco, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, Rodriguez, and Jones, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15(e272): 2, noted this nominal taxon as "an enigmatic name with no known locality, genetic material, or recently collected specimens available."

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