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Eleutherodactylus sp. ‘St. Eustatius’

Sint Eustatius Coqui (Eleutherodactylus sp.)  

This species is known from subfossil remains that were collected at the island of Sint Eustatius in the Lesser Antilles. It was not identical with the Antilles Coqui (Eleutherodactylus johnstonei Barbour) (see photo), a species that is quite widespread on the Lesser Antilles, but that apparently was introduced to Sint Eustatius.  

The species disappeared after the introduction of predatory mammals.  


Antilles Coqui (Eleutherodactylus johnstonei)  

Photo: Charles J. Sharp  

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edited: 07.11.2017