Dryophytes walkeri (Stuart, 1954)

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

Hyla walkeri Stuart, 1954, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 67: 165. Holotype: UMMZ 106817, by original designation. Type locality: "in a marshy pasture at Aserradero San Lorenzo (12 km (straight line) slightly east of north of Jalapa), Jalapa, Guatemala at 1725 meters".

Hyla euphorbiacea biseriata Lynch in Smith, Langebartel, and Williams, 1964, Illinois Biol. Monogr., 32: 24. Nomen nudum. Synonymy by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 510.

Hyla (Dryophrytes) walkeri — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 331, by implication. 

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

English Names

Walker's Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 14).

Distribution

Central highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, and the Sierra de Cuchumatanes in western Guatemala, the plateaus of central Guatemala, and the highlands of southeastern Guatemala, 1450–2340 m elevation.

Comment

In the Hyla eximia group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 102. See Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 510–513. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 248. Hua, Fu, Li, Nieto-Montes de Oca, and Wiens, 2009, Herpetologica, 65: 246–259, placed Hyla walkeri in the Hyla eximia group and suggested that the specimen sequenced by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294, was misidentified, being a member of the Hyla japonica group. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 229–230, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Hyla in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species.

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