IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)

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This species is a member of the Eleutherodactylus auriculatus group (Subgenus Eleutherodactylus). It is yellowish-tan dorsally with irregular gray or black blotches. It has a poorly-defined interocular bar or triangle and an irregular scapular bar. The canthus rostralis and the tympanic area are mottled with black or gray markings. The antebrachium has two transverse crossbars; the crura has three well-defined bars. The concealed surfaces of the hind limbs are heavily stippled with gray. The venter is cream-colored, and the lower jaw and undersides of all limbs are all scattered with melanophores.

The dorsum is irregularly warty and the belly is very rugose. Males possess a large gular vocal sac extending posteriorly to behind the insertion of the forelimbs. The digital disks are moderate. There is no webbing between the toes. The vomerine teeth, behind the coanes, are in short and straight series. The chromosome number is 18. Adults are small, averaging 26 mm in females and 21 mm in males (Schwartz 1960; Schwartz and Henderson 1985; 1991; Hedges et al. 1992).

Etymology- Named in honor of Barton L. Smith, an American herpetologist (Schwartz 1960). Related species- E. auriculatus


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