Eleutherodactylus cubanus Barbour, 1942



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Eleutherodactylus parvus Barbour and Shreve, 1937


Conservation Status

Last record: 1936

Rediscovered in 1994

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Sierra Maestra, Cuba (eastern)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Barbour, T. (1942). Two preoccupied names. Copeia 1942: 179.

Other references:

Díaz, L. M. (1998). Taxon Data Sheet for Eleutherodactylus cubanus. In: Perez, E., Osa, E., Matamoros, Y. and Seal, U.S. (eds), Conservation Breeding Specialists Group (SSC/IUCN). Report on Conservation Assessment Plan Workshop for Selected Cuban Species, pp. 117-123. IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Hedges, S. Blair and Luis Díaz. (2004). Eleutherodactylus cubanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T56541A11494742. Downloaded on 21 May 2016.

Hedges, S. Blair et al. (1995). Rediscovery of the Cuban Frogs Eleutherodactylus cubanus and E. turquinensis (Anura Leptodactylidae). Caribbean Journal of Science 31(3-4): 327-332.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]


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