Dendropsophus praestans (Duellman and Trueb, 1983)

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

Hyla praestans Duellman and Trueb, 1983, in Rhodin and Miyata (eds.), Adv. Herpetol. Evol. Biol.: 43. Holotype: KU 169575. Type locality: "Parque Arqueológica San Agustín, 3 km southwest of the village of San Agustín, Departamento de Huila, Colombia (1° 53′ N, 76° 16′ W), 1750 m".

Dendropsophus praestansFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91.

English Names

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

Distribution

Eastern slopes of Cordillera Central and upper Río Magdalena Valley, Huila, Colombia, 1750-2250 m elevation.

Comment

In the Hyla columbiana group, according to Duellman and Trueb, 1983, in Rhodin and Miyata (eds.), Adv. Herpetol. Evol. Biol.: 33-51, but this was disputed by Kaplan, 1991, J. Herpetol., 25: 316, on evidential grounds. Kaplan, 1999, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 299-302, considered Hyla praestans to be the sister taxon of the Hyla columbiana group. In the Dendropsophus garagoensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 90-91.

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