Scinax rostratus (Peters, 1863)

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

Hyla rostrata Peters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 466. Holotype: ZMB 3175, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 96, and Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 42. Type locality: "Caracas", Venezuela.

Hyla foliamorta Fouquette, 1958, Herpetologica, 14: 125. Holotype: TNHC 23109, by original designation. Type locality: "7 miles northwest of Miraflores Locks, Canal Zone, on the west bank of the Gaillard Cut . . . . in cane grass growing along a roadside ditch adjacent to Empire Firing Range", Panama. Synonymy by Rivero, 1968, Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 6: 133.

Ololygon rostrataFouquette and Delahoussaye, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 392.

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

Scinax rostratusKöhler and Böhme, 1996, Rev. Fr. Aquar. Herpetol., 23: 139.

English Names

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

Distribution

Central Panama eastward on coastal lowlands to French Guiana; valleys of Río Cauca and Río Magdalena in Colombia; llanos of Colombia and Venezuela.

Comment

For discussion see Duellman, 1972, Zool. Meded., Leiden, 47: 187–190, and Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 204-207, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 854–855. In the Scinax ruber clade, Scinax rostratus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 96–97. Gorzula and Señaris, 1999 "1998", Scient. Guaianae, 8: 41, commented on the distribution in Venezuela. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 262–264, provided a brief summary of natural history and identification key for the species of Scinax in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species.

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