Osteocephalus helenae (Ruthven, 1919)

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

Hyla helenae Ruthven, 1919, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 69: 10. Holotype: UMMZ 52681, by original designation, and according to Peters, 1952, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 539: 16. Type locality: "Valley of the Demerara River, . . . . Dunoon, British Guiana [Guyana]".

Osteocephalus germani Ron, Venegas, Toral, Read, Ortiz, and Manzano, 2012, ZooKeys, 229: 30. Holotype: CORBIDI 05462, by original designation. Type locality: "Peru, Región Cusco, Provincia La Convención, near Pongo de Mainique in the vicinity of Santuario Natural Megantoni (12.2581° S, 72.8425° W), 670 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. 

Osteocephalus helenaeJungfer, 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: 363. 

English Names

Helena's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55).

Distribution

Southern Peru in the Urubamba River basin in the foothills of the Peruvian Andes to lowland forest; isolated records in Guyana, French Guiana, and Rio Jurua, Brazil.

Comment

Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 111, could not assign this species to any of the currently recognized taxa, but pending examination of the type left this species incertae sedis. Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294, could not allocate several members of former "Hyla" to any of the new genera but believed that they would be so allocated with additional work. As an interim measure they merely allocated these species to the non-taxon "Hyla", clearly not part of the North American-Eurasian clade which bears the name Hyla.See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 402, 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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