Eleutherodactylus weinlandi Barbour, 1914

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

Eleutherodactylus weinlandi Barbour, 1914, Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool., 44: 246. Holotype: MCZ 2050, by original designation. Type locality: "Puerto Plata, [Puerto Plata Province,] San Domingo", República Dominicana.

Hylodes weinlandiNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 418.

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

Eleutherodactylus weinlandiCochran, 1941, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 177: 49.

Eleutherodactylus weinlandi chersonesodes Schwartz, 1965, Stud. Fauna Curaçao and other Caribb. Is., 22: 115. Holotype: MCZ 43203, by original designation. Type locality: "8 kilometers west of Samaná, Samaná Province, República Dominicana".

Eleutherodactylus weinlandi weinlandiSchwartz, 1976, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 21: 16.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) weinlandiHedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 324; Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: Table 2.

Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) chersonesodesLynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 222. Unintended combination.

Euhyas weinlandiFrost, 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

Weinland's Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 80).

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


Widespread in the Dominican Republic and occurs in central Haiti, from sea level up to 788 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Dominican Republic, Haiti


Reviewed by Schwartz, 1976, Bull. Florida State Mus., Biol. Sci., 21: 11–20, who recognized three subspecies. Placed in the Eleutherodactylus pictissimus series, Eleutherodactylus pictissumus group by Hedges, 1989, in Woods (ed.), Biogeograph. W. Indies: 324. See Eleutherodactylus paralius. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii group according to Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 234. In the Eleutherodactylus (Euhyas) ricordii species series, Eleutherodactylus lentus species group of Hedges, Duellman, and Heinicke, 2008, Zootaxa, 1737: 82, and of Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 131. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 82, summarized the natural history literature. Ríos-López, 2023, In Rios-Lopez and Heatwole (eds.), Conserv. Biogeograph. Amph. Caribb.: 218–262, discussed systematic history and uncertainties as well as conservation status.  

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