An Updated Distribution of the Frog Adenomera cf hylaedactla (Anura: Leptodactylidae) on Trinidad, West Indies

Renoir J. Auguste


The genus Adenomera consists of dull-coloured, small-sized frogs that typically display characteristics of a group rich in cryptic species. In Trinidad, Adenomera hylaedactyla was previously only known from the southwestern peninsular. However, during the period of 2014 to 2017, the author and others have observed Adenomera cf hylaedactyla to be far more widespread. Records span from Port of Spain in the north-west, Aripo Savannas and Arena Forest in north-central Trinidad, Matura in the north-east, Nariva Swamp and near Trinity Hills in the south-east; and at Freeport, west central Trinidad.

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