Tepuihyla rodriguezi (Rivero, 1968)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Lophyohylinae > Genus: Tepuihyla > Species: Tepuihyla rodriguezi

Hyla rodriguezi Rivero, 1968, Breviora, 307: 1. Holotype: MCZ 64740, by original designation. Type locality: "Paso del Danto, Región de La Escalera, ca. 1400 m above San Isidor, road from El Dorado to Sta. Elena de Uairén, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela".

Osteocephalus rodrigueziDuellman and Hoogmoed, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 147: 15.

Tepuihyla rodrigueziAyarzagüena, Señaris, and Gorzula, 1993 "1992", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 52: 213-221.

Osteocephalus galani Ayarzagüena, Señaris, and Gorzula, 1993 "1992", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 52: 127. Holotype: MHNLS 10608, by original designation. Type locality: "Sabanas del Talud del Guadacapiapuy-tepuy, cerca del Yuruani-tepuy. Estado Bolívar. Venezuela. 1250 m s.n.m." 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: 368. 

Osteocephalus rimarum Ayarzagüena, Señaris, and Gorzula, 1993 "1992", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 52: 133. Holotype: MHNLS 10646, by original designation. Type locality: "Ptari-tepuy. Estado Bolívar. Venezuela (5° 47′ N-61° 47′ W). 2400 m s.n.m." Synonymy by Kok, Ratz, Tegelaar, Aubret, and Means, 2015, Salamandra, 51: 283.  

Tepuihyla galani — Ayarzagüena, Señaris, and Gorzula, 1993 "1992", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 52: 213-221.

Tepuihyla rimarum — Ayarzagüena, Señaris, and Gorzula, 1993 "1992", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 52: 213-221.

Tepuihyla talbergae Duellman and Yoshpa, 1996, Herpetologica, 52: 276. Holotype: UG-CSBD 198920, by original designation. Type locality: "Kaieteur Falls, 366 m (05° 10′ N, 59° 28′ W), Mazaruni-Potaro District, Guyana". 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: 368. See comment below. 

English Names

Rodriguez's Amazon Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Kaieteur Tepui Treefrog (Tepuihyla talbergae [no longer recognized]: Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 204).

Senaris' Treefrog (Tepuihyla galani [no longer recognized]: (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Gorzula's Amazon Treefrog (Tepuihyla rimarum [no longer recognized] : Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Distribution

Elevations of 1100-1210 m on the north face of the Sierra de Lema, the tepui Guadacapiapuy, as well as Ptari-tepui, and Venezuela.and the northern part of the Gran Sabana in Bolívar state, southeastern Venezuela; Mazaruni-Potaro District, Guyana.

Comment

See discussion by Duellman and Hoogmoed, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 147: 1-21. See Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 204-205, and Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 418, for brief accounts, as Tepuihyla talbergae, and records for Guyana. See comments on distribution for Tepuihyla galani by Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 50. Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: : 51, suggested that Tepuihyla edelcae is the nearest relative of Tepuihyla rimarum. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status of Tepuihyla rimarum in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 279.: 51, suggested that Tepuihyla edelcae is the nearest relative of Tepuihyla rimarum. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status of Tepuihyla rimarum in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 279.: 51, suggested that Tepuihyla edelcae is the nearest relative of Tepuihyla rimarum. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status of Tepuihyla rimarum in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 279. Salerno, Señaris, Rojas-Runjaic, and Cannatella, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 82: 314–323, reported on the molecular phylogenetics of the populations of this species and suggested that the synonymy of Tepuihyla talbergae be reconsidered. 

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