Sphaenorhynchus lacteus (Daudin, 1800)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Scinaxinae > Genus: Sphaenorhynchus > Species: Sphaenorhynchus lacteus

Hyla sceleton Laurenti, 1768, Spec. Med. Exhib. Synops. Rept.: 35. Type(s): By indication including frog illustrated by Seba, 1734, Locuplet. Rer. Nat. Thesaur. Descript. Icon. Exp. Univ. Phys. Hist., 1: pl. 73, fig. 3. Type locality: "Brasilia". Synonymy with Rana arborea by Gmelin, 1789, Syst. Nat., Ed. 13, 1(3): 1054; with Hyla rubra Laurenti, 1768 by Merrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 171. Nevertheless, Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 28, cites the specimen illustrated by Seba as Hyla sceleton and maintained in the MNHNP as the type of his Hyla aurantica (which is not Hyla aurantiaca Laurenti, 1768).

Hyla lactea Daudin, 1800, Hist. Nat. Quad. Ovip., Livr. 2: 19, pl. 4. Type(s): MNHNP, by original designation, and clearly including the animal figured in the original. Type locality: "Amérique". Preoccupied by Hyla lactea Laurenti, 1768 (but usage maintained pending request for suppression by Lynch and Duellman, 1984, Bull. Zool. Nomencl., 41: 121-124. (One wonders what the Commission has been doing for 20 years--DRF.)

Hyla lactea Daudin In Sonnini de Manoncourt and Latreille, 1801 "An. X", Hist. Nat. Rept., 2: 178. Holotype: MNHNP 4871, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 21. Type locality: "Amérique"; "Brasil" according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 21, the origin of the type is unknown. Presumably identical to Hyla lactea Daudin, 1800 and Hyla lactea Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 20.

Rana aurantia Shaw, 1802, Gen. Zool., 3(1): 134. Type(s): Based on frog figured in Seba, 1734, Locuplet. Rer. Nat. Thesaur. Descript. Icon. Exp. Univ. Phys. Hist., 1: pl. 73, fig. 3 (the type of Laurenti's Hyla sceleton). Type locality: "South America". English name given is Orange Frog, similar to Rainette orangee provided by Lacépède, 1788, Hist. Nat. Quadrup. Ovip. Serpens, 16mo ed., 2: 325; Lacépède, 1788, Hist. Nat. Quadrup. Ovip. Serpens, Quarto ed., 1: Table following page 618, for Hyla aurantiaca Laurenti, 1768, and by Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 28, for Hyla aurantiaca Daudin, 1802. Possibly an incorrect spelling of Hyla aurantiaca Daudin, 1802.

Hyla aurantiaca Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 28, pl. 9, fig. 3. Holotype: animal figured by Seba, 1734, Locuplet. Rer. Nat. Thesaur. Descript. Icon. Exp. Univ. Phys. Hist., 1: pl. 73, fig. 3, and animal figured by Daudin, this being MNHNP 1802.4871, according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 18. Type locality: "Brésil". Preoccupied by Hyla aurantiaca Laurenti, 1768. Synonymy (as Hyla aurantiaca) by Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 610, and Peters, 1872, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1872: 683. Synonymy (as Hyla aurantica treated as a senior name of Hyla lactea) by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 288.

Hyla lactea Daudin, 1802 "An. XI", Hist. Nat. Rain. Gren. Crap., Quarto: 30. Holotype: Animal figured on page 30, pl. 10, fig. 2 of the original, also stated to be deposited in the MNHNP; MNHNP 4871, according to  Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 21. Type locality: "Amérique"; "Brasil" according to Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 21

Calamita aurantiacusMerrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 172.

Calamita lacteusMerrem, 1820, Tent. Syst. Amph.: 172.

Auletris aurantiacaWagler, 1830, Nat. Syst. Amph.: 201.

Sphaenorhynchus lacteusTschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 71.

Dryomelictes lacteaFitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 31.

Dryomelictes aurantiacusCope, 1865, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 17: 194.

Dendropsophus (Dryomelictes) aurantiacusCope, 1871 "1870", Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 11: 554.

Scytopis aurantiacusCope, 1874, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 26: 124.

Hyla (Sphoenohyla) aurantiacaLutz and Lutz, 1938, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 10: 178.

Sphoenohyla aurantiacaGoin, 1957, Caldasia, 8: 12.

Dryomelictes lacteaGoin, 1961, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 36: 8.

Sphaenorhynchus aurantiacusMyers and Leviton, 1961, Herpetologica, 17: 62.

Sphaenorhynchus eurhostus Rivero, 1969, Copeia, 1969: 701. Replacement name for Hyla aurantiaca Daudin, 1802.

English Names

Orinoco Lime Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Orange Frog (Shaw, 1802, Gen. Zool., 3(1): 134).

Distribution

Amazon and Orinoco basins of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil; Guianas (east to Piauí, Brazil), and Trinidad.

Comment

See Duellman and Lynch, 1981, J. Herpetol., 15: 237-239, for discussion of nomenclature and synonymy of Sphaenorhynchus eurhostus Rivero, 1969. For discussion (as Sphaenorhynchus eurhostus) see Rivero, 1969, Copeia, 1969: 700-703 Rodríguez and Duellman, 1994, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 22: 51–52, provided a brief account for the Iquitos region of northeastern Peru. De la Riva, Köhler, Lötters, and Reichle, 2000, Rev. Esp. Herpetol., 14: 38, provided the Bolivian citation. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 178-179, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. See comment under Sphaenorhynchus planicola. Benício, Silva, and Fonseca, 2011, Check List, 7: 196-197, reported a locality in Pauí, northern Brazil and discussed the range in northern Brazil. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 190-191.See Cole, Townsend, Reynolds, MacCulloch, and Lathrop, 2013, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 125: 418, for brief account and records for Guyana.

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