Dryophytes femoralis (Daudin, 1800)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Dryophytes > Species: Dryophytes femoralis

Hyla femoralis Daudin, 1800, Hist. Nat. Quad. Ovip., Livr. 1: 10, pl. 5, fig. 1. Type(s): Not designated, although presumably originally in MNHNP, and obviously including the animal figured in the original and by Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 18, pl. 3, fig. 1. Type locality: "La Caroline"; restricted to "Charleston, South Carolina", USA, by Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 72, although as noted by Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 337 (who also discussed authorship of the name), without disclosed evidence for this restriction it is invalid.

Calamita femoralisMerrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 171.

Auletris femoralisWagler, 1830, Nat. Syst. Amph.: 201.

Hyla femoralis femoralisCope, 1880, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 17: 29.

Hyla femoralisBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 398.

Hyla (Dryophytes) femoralis — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 337. 

Dryophytes femoralis — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 23. 

English Names

Femoral Hyla (Yarrow, 1882, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 24: 24).

Hyla of the Pine Woods (Dickerson, 1906, The Frog Book: 150).

Pine Wood's Tree Frog (Brimley, 1907, J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc., 23: 158; Wright, 1932, Life Hist. Frogs Okefinokee Swamp, 2: 14).

Piney Wood Tree Frog (Wright and Wright, 1933, Handb. Frogs Toads U.S. Canada: x).

Pine Tree Frog (Viosca, 1949, Pop. Sci. Bull., Louisiana Acad. Sci., 1: 10).

Piny Woods Tree Frog (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 71).

Pine-Woods Tree-frog (Carr, 1940, Univ. Florida Biol. Sci. Ser., 3: 60).

Pine Woods Treefrog (Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 176; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 322; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 11; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 12; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 10; Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 6; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 7; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 15; Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 12).

Distribution

Southeastern USA (Atlantic Coastal Plain from southeastern Virginia to southeastern Louisiana, and southwestern Mississippi).

Comment

Unnassigned to species group by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 102. Reviewed by Hoffman, 1988, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 436: 1–3. Boundy and Shively, 1994, Herpetol. Rev., 25: 160, provided a record for East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. Mitchell, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 454–456, and Dodd, 2013, Frogs U.S. and Canada, 1: 274–280, provided accounts that summarized the literature of the species. Elliot, Gerhardt, and Davidson, 2009, Frogs and Toads of N. Am.: 60–61, provided an account, photos, and advertisement call. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 196, provided an account of larval morphology and biology.  Li, Wang, Nian, Litvinchuk, Wang, Li, Rao, and Klaus, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 87: 80–90, suggested that this species is the sister taxon of the Hyla japonica group. See account of biology and life history in southern Florida by Meshaka and Lane, 2015, Herpetol. Conserv. Biol., 10 (Monogr. 5): 50–53.

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