Lysapsus limellum Cope, 1862

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Pseudinae > Genus: Lysapsus > Species: Lysapsus limellum

Lysapsus limellum Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 155. Holotype: "Mus. Smithsonian [USNM] (No. 5495)"; now lost according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 197. Type locality: "Paraguay. Taken on _____ river". Corrected to Río Curumba, Paraguay [= Corumbá, on Rio Paraguai, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil] by Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 351.

Hyla quadrilineata Steindachner, 1864, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 14: 262. Nomen nudum. Coined as a synonym of Lysapsus limellum and attributed to Natterer.

Podonectes palmatus Steindachner, 1864, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 14: 262. Nomen nudum provided originally as a synonym of Pseudis minuta and attributed to Fitzinger. (Savage and Carvalho, 1953, Zoologica, New York, 38: 194, placed Podonectes palmatus in the synonymy of Lysapsus limellum based on examination of Steindachner's illustrations, specimens of Lysapsus limellum Cope, which must be considered to be types.)

Lisapsus limellumSteindachner, 1867, Reise Österreichischen Fregatte Novara, Zool., Amph.: 50. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Pseudis limellumBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 187. Berg, 1896, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Buenos Aires, 5: 161.

Lysapsus limellusSavage and Carvalho, 1953, Zoologica, New York, 38: 194. Incorrect subsequent spelling of the species name, a noun in apposition.

Lysapsus limellus limellusGallardo, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 125: 126.

Pseudis limellumAguiar, Bacci, Lima, Rossa-Feres, Haddad, and Recco-Pimentel, 2007, Cladistics, 23: 462.

English Names

Uruguay Harlequin Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97).

Distribution

Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and northern Argentina, to Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Comment

See comment by De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 51-52, who discussed taxonomic confusion in Bolivia and the likelihood of this nominal species being a composite. Achaval and Olmos, 2003, Anf. Rept. Uruguay, ed. 2: 36, provided a brief account and photograph for the Uruguay population. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 10, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay.

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