Eleutherodactylus jasperi Drewry and Jones, 1976

Golden coqui



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1981 (Suckling et al., 2004)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Puerto Rico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Drewry, G. E. and Jones, K. (1976). A new ovoviviparous frog, Eleutherodactylus jasperi (Amphibia, Anura, Leptodactylidae) from Puerto Rico. Journal of Herpetology 10: 161-165.


Other references:

Ariadne Angulo. (2010). Eleutherodactylus jasperi. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 16 February 2013.

Ríos-López, Neftalí, Puente-Rolón, Alberto R., Angeli, Nicole F., Vega-Castillo, Sondra I. and Dávila-Casanova, Daniel. (2023). Amphibians and their History, Distribution, and Conservation in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, pp. 296-465. In: Ríos-López, Neftalí and Heatwole, Harold (eds.). The Conservation and Biogeography of Amphibians in the Caribbean. Pelagic Publishing.

Schwartz, A., and R.W. Henderson. 1988. West Indian amphibians and reptiles: a check-list. Milwaukee Pub. Mus., Contrib. Biological Geology No. 74:1-264.

Suckling, Kieran, Slack, Rhiwena and Nowicki, Brian. (2004). Extinct and the Endangered Species Act. Centre For Biological Diversity. 63 pp.


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