Scinax maracaya (Cardoso and Sazima, 1980)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Scinaxinae > Genus: Scinax > Species: Scinax maracaya

Hyla maracaya Cardoso and Sazima, 1980, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 40: 75. Holotype: MNRJ 4119, by original designation. Type locality: "Fazenda Salto, Alpinópolis, Minas Gerais, (Brasil 20° 40′ S, 46° 16′ W; approx. 1000 m. alt.)", Brazil.

Ololygon maracaya —Duellman In Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 163.

Scinax maracayaDuellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 23.

English Names

Alpinopolis Snouted Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 64).

Distribution

Mountains of southwestern Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Comment

Although named as a species of Hyla by Cardoso and Sazima, the authors stated that the species was a member of Ololygon as recognized by Fouquette and Delahoussaye, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 387-396. Placed in the Scinax ruber group by Pombal, Haddad, and Kasahara, 1995, J. Herpetol., 29: 5. The Scinax ruber group rejected as nonmonophyletic by Faivovich, 2002, Cladistics, 18: 367-393. In the Scinax ruber clade of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 96. The species name is a noun in apposition and therefore does not change with the gender of the generic name.

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