Dendropsophus phlebodes (Stejneger, 1906)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Dendropsophinae > Genus: Dendropsophus > Species: Dendropsophus phlebodes

Hyla phlebodes Stejneger, 1906, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 30: 817. Holotype: USNM 29970, by original designation. Type locality: "San Carlos, [Boca de Arenal, Cantón de San Carlos, Provincia Alajuela,] Costa Rica". Type locality discussed by Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 77, who corrected it to "Boca de Arenal, Cantón de San Carlos, Provincia de Alajuela; 55 m", Costa Rica.

Dendropsophus phlebodesFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 92.

English Names

San Carlos Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).

Distribution

Caribbean lowlands from southern Nicaragua to Panama and Pacific lowlands of eastern Panama and northwestern Colombia, 20 to 700 m elevation.

Comment

See Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 220–223, and Savage and Heyer, 1969, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 16: 1–127. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 318–320, who placed this species in his Hyla leucophyllata group, Hyla microcephala subgroup. In the Dendropsophus microcephalus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91–92. See comments by Sunyer, Páiz, Dehling, and Köhler, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 189–202, regarding Nicaraguan populations. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 216–218, provided a brief summary of natural history of the Central American species, including this one, and provided a range map and photograph.

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