Sarcohyla bistincta (Cope, 1877)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Sarcohyla > Species: Sarcohyla bistincta

Hyla bistincta Cope, 1877, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 17: 87. Holotype: USNM 32261 according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 163; Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 51. Type locality: "Vera Cruz most probably", Mexico. Restricted to "Acultzingo . . . Lake San Bernardino", Veracruz, Mexico by Smith and Taylor, 1950, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 346.

Hyla bistincta bistinctaShannon, 1951, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 101: 472.

Plectrohyla bistinctaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105.

Sarcohyla bistincta Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 18. 

English Names

Mexican Fringe-limbed Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 22; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 19).

Cope’s Streamside Treefrog (Campbell, Brodie, Caviedes-Solis, Nieto-Montes de Oca, Luja, Flores-Villela, García-Vázquez, Sarker, and Wostl, 2018, Zootaxa, 4422: 369). 

Distribution

Both sides of the Continental Divide in Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Guerrero, Mexico, in pine-oak forest at 1219–2900 m; along the Sierra Madre del Sur of Guerrero, almost the length of the state; doubtfully reported from Hidalgo (see comment); encountered along rapidly flowing streams and rivers, where it often sits on large stream-side boulders or on vegetation or exposed tree roots; also found in undisturbed pine-oak forest far from flowing water. 

Comment

In the Plectrohyla bistincta group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. Campbell, Brodie, Caviedes-Solis, Nieto-Montes de Oca, Luja, Flores-Villela, García-Vázquez, Sarker, and Wostl, 2018, Zootaxa, 4422: 366–384, substantially revised the species so the following literature should be considered background. For account (as Hyla bistincta) see Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 457-462. López-Garduño and Rodríguez-Romera, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 298, provided a record for the Municipality of Valle de Bravo in the state of Mexico. Lemos-Espinal and Smith, 2015, Check List, 11(1642): 1–11, noted the occurrence of the species in Hidalgo, Mexico, without providing a specific locality and this was doubted by Campbell, Brodie, Caviedes-Solis, Nieto-Montes de Oca, Luja, Flores-Villela, García-Vázquez, Sarker, and Wostl, 2018, Zootaxa, 4422: 366–384. Luja and Grünwald, 2015, Herpetol. Rev., 46: 223, provide for Municipality of Xalisco, Nayarit, Mexico, and commented on the range. 

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