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Hypsiboas pulchellus (Duméril and Bibron, 1841)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Hypsiboas > Species: Hypsiboas pulchellus

Hyla pulchella Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 588. Syntypes: MNHNP 163 and 4836 according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 23. Measurements for only one specimen provided in the original description. Type locality: "Montévidéo", Uruguay.

Hyla leucomelas Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 576. Syntypes: MNHNP 176 and 751, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 21 (measurements for only one specimen noted in type description). Type locality: "Montevideo", Uruguay. Tentative synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 375, who considered Hyla pulchella to have priority.

Hyla agrestis Bell, 1843, Zool. Voyage Beagle, Part 5: 46. Syntypes: Not designated; BMNH 1947.2.23.35-36 (formerly 45.5.25.44) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 87. Type locality: "found in numbers in the open grass plains, and likewise in swamps, about Maldonado", Uruguay. Synonym with Hyla leucomelas and Hyla pulchella (under Hyla agrestis) by Burmeister, 1861, Reise La Plata-Staaten, 2: 531. Tentative synonymy by Steindachner, 1864, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 14: 241; synonymy by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 375.

Hyla vautierii Bibron, 1843, In Bell, 1843, Zool. Voyage Beagle, Part 5: 45. Holotype: Not designated; BMNH 1947.2.23.45 (formerly 45.5.25.37) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 96. Type locality: "Maldonado, lurking under a stone, and at Rio Janeiro on palm trees"; restricted to "Maldonado", Uruguay, by Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 106. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1885, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 5, 16: 298. Confused with (and considered a senior synonym of Hyla eringiophila by Klappenbach and Langone, 1992, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, Ser. 2, 8: 184-187; this corrected by Langone and Cardoso, 1997, Comun. Zool. Mus. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, 12: 1.

Hyla albovittata Lichtenstein and Martens, 1856, Nomencl. Rept. Amph. Mus. Zool. Berol.: 37. Holotype: ZMB 3140, according to Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 202. Type locality: "Brasilien" = Brazil. Synonymy by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 202. Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 44, noted that this name has not been associated with a biological population of frogs.

Hyla leucotaenia Burmeister, 1861, Reise La Plata-Staaten, 2: 531. Holotype: Not stated, given as ZMB 7376 by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 88. Type locality: "Bei Paraná, in den Gebüschen am ufer der Lagunen", Argentina. Synonymy (as Hyla leucotaenia Günther, 1868) with Hyla bracteator by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 395; with Hyla pulchella by Berg, 1896, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Buenos Aires, 5: 201.

Hyla bracteator Hensel, 1867, Arch. Naturgesch., 33: 159. Syntypes: Not designated; ZMB 6801 (5 specimens) according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 88; ZMB 6801.1A designated lectotype by Kwet, 2001, Salamandra, 37: 215. Type locality: "Provinz S. Pedro de Rio Grande do Sul", Brazil; given as Urwald, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 88, and as Provinz Rio-Grande, by Klappenbach and Langone, 1992, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, Ser. 2, 8: 180. Synonymy by Berg, 1896, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Buenos Aires, 5: 201.

Hyla bracteatorBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 395.

Hyla mocquardi Günther, 1901, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Part 165: 268. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.23.8-9 (formerly 1901.12.19.74-75) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 93. Type locality: "Guatemala or Panama", in error according to Duellman, 1968, Herpetologica, 24: 204, who made the synonymy.

Hyla pulchella pulchellaBarrio, 1965, Physis, Buenos Aires, 25: 121.

Hyla pulchella pulchellaBarrio, 1965, Physis, Buenos Aires, 25: 119.

Scinax vautieriiDuellman, 1993, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 21: 105.

Hypsiboas pulchellusFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 88.

Boana pulchellaWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 743, by implication.

English Names

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

White-banded Treefrog (Hyla albovittata [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 53).

Distribution

Southeastern Brazil, Uruguay, southeastern Paraguay, and eastern, central, and northern Argentina.

Comment

See Barrio, 1965, Physis, Buenos Aires, 25: 115-128, and Lutz, 1973, Brazil. Spec. Hyla: 74-81. See also Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 469-476. See comments under Hypsiboas joaquini, Hypsiboas cymbalum, and Hypsiboas andinus. López, Blotto, and Cacicio, 1999, Cuad. Herpetol., 13:105-110, reported the species in Chaco province, Argentina. Achaval and Olmos, 2003, Anf. Rept. Uruguay, ed. 2: 41, provided a brief account and photograph for the Uruguay population. See comment under Hypsiboas cordobae. Faivovich, Garcia, Ananias, Lanari, Basso, and Wheeler, 2004, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 32: 945, noted that likelihood that this name covers a species complex. In the Hypsiboas pulchellus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 87-88. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 9, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Baraquet, Salas, and di Tada, 2007, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 21: 107-118, reported on geographic variation in call within Argentina. Calderón and Jofré, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 385, provided a range extension into San Luis Province, western Argentina, and discussed the range.

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