Osteocephalus buckleyi (Boulenger, 1882)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Lophyohylinae > Genus: Osteocephalus > Species: Osteocephalus buckleyi

Hyla buckleyi Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 362. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.13.36-39 (Sarayacu), 1947.2.13.40-41, 1947.2.13.43-45 (Canelos), 1947.2.13.46 (Pallatanga); BM 1947.2.13.44 designated lectotype by Trueb and Duellman, 1971, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 1: 19. Type locality: "Sarayacu" and "Canelos", Provincia Pastaza, and "Paitanga" (= Pallatanga), Provincia Chimborazo (in error), Ecuador; type locality restricted to Canelos by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 213, and by lectotype designation.

Osteocephalus buckleyiGoin, 1961, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 36: 13.

Osteocephalus vilmae Ron, Venegas, Toral, Read, Ortiz, and Manzano, 2012, ZooKeys, 229: 36. Holotype: CORBIDI 04773, by original designation. Type locality: "Peru, Region Loreto,Provincia Datem del Marañón, Pampa Hermosa (3.0650°S, 75.8264°W), 200 m above sea level". Synonymy by Jungfer, Faivovich, Padial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Lyra, Berneck, Iglesias, Kok, MacCulloch, Rodrigues, Verdade, Torres-Gastello, Chaparro, Valdujo, Reichle, Moravec, Gvoždík, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Ernst, De la Riva, Means, Lima, Señaris, Wheeler, and Haddad, 2013, Zool. Scripta, 42 : 364. 

English Names

Buckley's Slender-legged Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 61).

Distribution

An arc around the periphery of the Amazon Basin from Colombia through Ecuador and Peru to east-central Bolivia, the Guianas and northeastern Brazil (Amapá), at elevations less than 700 m, and to the Orinoco Delta of Venezuela.

Comment

See Osteocephalus cabrerai account Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 39–40, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru as Osteocephalus buckleyiLescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 180-181, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. See comments regarding distribution of Venezuelan population by Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 37-38. It is not clear what the effect on the stated range is with the exclusion of Osteocephalus carri from synonymy (DRF). Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 180-181, provided an account and noted that the taxon represents a complex of species. Ron, Toral, Venegas, and Barnes, 2010, ZooKeys, 70: 67-92, provided a mtDNA tree which had samples of Osteocephalus buckleyi both within and without nominal Osteocephalus verruciger, suggesting either introgressive hybridization or cryptic species. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 160-161. See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 409-410, for brief account and records for Guyana. In the Osteocephalus buckleyi species group of Jungfer, Faivovich, Padial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Lyra, Berneck, Iglesias, Kok, MacCulloch, Rodrigues, Verdade, Torres-Gastello, Chaparro, Valdujo, Reichle, Moravec, Gvoždík, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Ernst, De la Riva, Means, Lima, Señaris, Wheeler, and Haddad, 2013, Zool. Scripta, 42: 351-380. 

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