Dryophytes Fitzinger, 1843

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Dryophytes
18 species

Dryophytes Fitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 31. Type species: Hyla versicolor LeConte, 1825, by original designation. 

Epedaphus Cope, 1885 "1884", Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 22: 383. Type species: Hyla gratiosa LeConte, 1856, by monotypy. Synonymy with Hyla by Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 149. Treatment as a subgenus  by Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 331–332.  Synonymy with Dryophytes by implication of Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 23. 

DryophytesDuellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 23. 

Distribution

North America east of the Sierra Nevada southward from extreme southern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and on the Mexican Plateau southward to Oaxaca, plus the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, and adjacent Guatemala; Far eastern Russia, Korean Peninsula, Japan, eastern China, and Ryukyu Island

Comment

See comments under Hyla for access to relevant literature. Removed from the synonymy of Hyla by Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 23 (who could find no morphological synapomorphies), where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 373. Previously, Dryophytes had been treated as a subgenus of Hyla by Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 331–332. 

Contained taxa (18 sp.):

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