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I attempt to summarize here what work I have done on ASW starting with the online version of 6.0. This log will not include error corrections and the like and I cannot promise that there will not be errors of omission or commission inasmuch as this log is not being constructed automatically and focuses on publications rather than on particular changes and fixes.
3 March 2015: Added Tylototriton anguliceps (Salamandridae), named by Le, Nguyen, Nishikawa, Nguyen, Pham, Matsui, Bernardes, and Nguyen, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 34: 45, from northeastern Thailand and northwestern Vietnam.
2 March 2015: Added a range extension of Andinophryne olallai (Bufonidae) by Lynch, Kohn, Ayala-Varela, Hamitlon, and Ron, 2014, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 9(1)(Special Section): 1–7, to Río Manduriacu, Imbabura Province, Ecuador, discussed the conservation status of the species, and suggested that the previously reported specimen(s) from the Reserva Natural Río Ñambi (Municipio de Barbacoas, Nariño, Colombia) represent an unnamed species.
1 March 2015: Added a range extension Spea multiplicata (Scaphiopodidae) to Nayarit, Mexico, by Luja, Ahumada-Carrillo, Ponce-Campos, and Figueroa-Esquivel, 2014, Check List, 10: 1336–1341, who provided a checklist of the amphibians of the state of Nayarit.
27 February 2015: Added Stumpffia kibomena (Microhylidae: Cophylinae), named by Glaw, Vallan, Andreone, Edmonds, Dolch, and Vences, 2015, Zootaxa, 3925: 120–128, named from near Andasibe, central-eastern Madagascar.
27 February 2015: Added relevant comments and modified the synonymies of Amietia vertebralis and Amietia hymenopus (Pyxicephalidae) by Channing, 2015, Zootaxa, 3926: 271–280, who sorted through their very difficult taxonomic history.
25 February 2015: Added relevant comments extending from the maximum-likelihood analysis of 12S mtDNA of Theloderma (Rhacophoridae) by Nguyen, Matsui, and Eto, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 85: 59-64, who confirmed the exclusion of "Theloderma" moloch from Theloderma.
19 February 2014: Added Hyalinobatrachium dianae (Centrolenidae), named by Kubicki, Salazar, and Puschendorf, 2015, Zootaxa, 3920: 69–84. Known currently only from three sites along the Caribbean foothills of Costa Rica, 400 to 900 m elevation.
17 February 2014: Added Ichthyophis chaloensis (from Cha Lo, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam), Ichthyophis catlocensis (from Cat Tien National Park, Lam Dong Province, southern Vietnam), and Ichthyophis cardomomensis (from the Cardomom Mountains of Cambodia) (Ichthyophiidae), named by Geissler, Poyarkov, Grismer, Nguyen, An, Neang, Kupfer, Ziegler, Böhme, and Müller, 2015, Org. Divers. Evol., 15: 143–174, in their review of the unstriped forms of Ichthyophis in Indochina. The paper was widely available as an electronic preprint in 2014, but not published under the rules of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature until February 2015.
15 February 2014: Funny how science reporting is not substantially more complete that other news sources. In an unheralded but more meaty paper than the relatively brief naming of the species, the paper by Kusrini, Rowley, Khairunnisa, Shea, and Altig, 2015, PLoS One, 10(1): e116154: 1–9, details the reproductive biology and larval morphology of Limnonectes larvaepartus (Dicroglossidae), which gives birth to developed exotrophic larvae.
11 February 2014: Added a comment under Chimerella mariaelenae (Centrolenidae) noting the report on larval morphology by Terán-Valdez and Guayasamin, 2014, CienciAmérica, Quito, 3: 17–22.
7 February 2015: Added Euphlyctis kalasgramensis (Dicroglossidae) Howlader, Nair, Gopalan, and Merilä, 2015, PLoS One, E 10(2)—e0116666: 1–13, who named the form Bangladesh population of Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (previous identified as a distinct species by Alam, Igawa, Khan, Islam, Kuramoto, Matsui, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2008, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 48: 515–527). The range limits of this species are unknown but clearly extend into adjacent India.
6 February 2015: Added Alsodes cantillanensis (Alsodidae), named by Charrier, Correa-Quezada, Castro, and Méndez-Torres, 2015, Zootaxa, 3915: 540–550, from central Chile in the coastal range at Quebrada Infiernillo, Fundo San Juan de Piche, Altos de Cantillana.
3 February 2015: Added a range extension for Vitreorana uranoscopa (Centrolenidae) to the Serra Bonita, Espírito Santo, Brazil, by Dias, Medeiros, Nova, and Solé, 2014, ZooKeys, 449: 105–130, who reported on the amphibian fauna of that mountain.
3 February 2015: Added a comment under Atelopus muisca (Bufonidae) regarding the osteology description of this species by Hoyos, Medina, and Schoch, 2015, Zootaxa, 3905: 119–130.
3 February 2015: Added a comment under Bokermannohyla lucianae (Hylidae) regarding the report on larval morphology by Mercês, Camurugi, Barreto, Solé, and Juncá, 2015, Zootaxa, 3904: 298–300.
3 February 2015: Added relevant comments under Sphaenorhynchus (Hylidae) and Sphaenorhynchus caramaschii regarding comparative larval morphology with special reference to Sphaenorhynchus by Araujo-Vieira, Tacioli, and Faivovich, 2015, Zootaxa, 3904: 270–282.
3 February 2015: Added a comment that Mercês, Magalhães, Amado, Juncá, and Garda, 2015, Zootaxa, 3911: 589–592, reported on the larval morphology of Leptodactylus oreomantis (Leptodactylidae).
3 February 2015: Added Telmatobius ventriflavum (Telmatobiidae), named by Catenazzi, Vargas García, and Lehr, 2015, ZooKeys, 480: 81–95, from the upper drainage of the Huaytará river, 3900 m, Provincia Huaytará, Región Huancavelica, Peru.
2 February 2015: Modified the range statement and added a comment noting the documentation of advertisement call and morphological variation of Bokermannohyla juiju (Hylidae) by Taucce, Pinheiro, Leite, and Garcia, 2015, Zootaxa, 3915: 99–110.
2 February 2015: Added Scinax rupestris (Hylidae) from the mountains in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, northern state of Goiás, Central Brazil; named by Araujo-Vieira, Brandão, and Faria, 2015, Zootaxa, 3915: 52–66.
2 February 2015: Added Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) wixarika and Eleutherodactylus (Syrrhophus) grunwaldi from, respectively, the Sierra Huichola of northern Jalisco, and the Sierra de Manantlán in Colima and Jalisco, Mexico, named by Reyes-Velasco, Ahumada-Carrillo, Burkhardt, and Devitt, 2015, Zootaxa, 3914: 301–317.
25 January 2015: Added a citation to the record of Eleutherodactylus riparius (Eleutherodactylidae) to range extension to Cayo Cinco Leguas, Camagüey, Cuba, provided by Iturriaga and González, 2014, Herpetol. Rev., 45: 653.
24 January 2015: Added a citation to the Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Eleutherodactylidae) record noting a range extension within Honduras by McCranie and Gutsche, 2014, Herpetol. Rev., 45: 653.
24 January 2015: Added a citation to the Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Eleutherodactylidae) record noting a range extension of this invasive species in southern Mississippi, USA, and its ecology by Mann, Mann, Winstead, and Lu, 2014, Herpetol. Rev., 45: 652.
24 January 2015: Added a citation to the Eleutherodactylus marnockii (Eleutherodactylidae) record extending from the article by Owen, Marshall, and Davis, 2014, Herpetol. Rev., 45: 652, who provided substantial range extensions in the mountains (Sierra Vieja and Davis Mts.) of Presidio County, Texas, seemingly well isolated from the larger range segment to the east on the Stockton and Edwards Plateaus.
24 January 2015: Added a citation under Agalychnis dacnicolor (Hylidae) noting a range extension within Guerrero, Mexico, by Hernández-Ríos and García-Padilla, Herpetol. Rev., 45: 651.
24 January 2015: Added a comment and modified the range statement for Pseudoeurycea bellii (Plethodontidae) based on Quintero-Díaz, Sigala-Rodríguez, and Carbajal-Márquez, 2014, Herpetol. Rev., 45: 651, who provided a range extension within southern Zacatecas, Mexico, and briefly characterized the range.
24 January 2015: Added a comment and modified the range statement for Paramesotriton hongkongensis (Salamandridae) based on the publication of Jono, Nishikawa, Ding, and Tang, 2014, Herpetol. Rev., 651: 651, provided a range extension to Longyandong Forest Park in Dongguan, Guangdong, China, and briefly discussed the documented range.
24 January 2015: Added a comment to the Notophthalmus viridescens (Salamandridae) extending from the publication by Carbajal-Márquez, Quintero-Díaz, and Martínez de la Vega, 2014, Herpetol. Rev., 45: 650, who provided a range extension in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and discussed the range and possible extirpation of the population at Agua Blanca, San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
24 January 2015: Added relevant comments to Microhyla (Microhylidae) and the species of Southeast Asia extending from the study of Manthey and Denzer, 2014, Sauria, Berlin, 36: 3–21, which provided a range correction of Microhyla annectens, convinced me to return Microhyla fowleri to the synonymy of Microhyla berdmorei, and provided morphology and color notes for other species and a useful small dataset comparing nominal Microhyla achatina and Microhyla palmipes, suggesting that there may be taxonomic problems on the island of Java.
22 January 2015: Added Limnonectes deinodon (Dicroglossidae) from peninsular Malaysia and, likely, adjacent Thailand, named by Dehling, 2014, Sauria, Berlin, 36: 17–30, from Gunung Lawit, Terengganu State, Malaysia. This is a member of the Limnonectes kuhlii group, previously confused with Limnonectes khasianus (or its synonym Limnonectes laticeps). Recognition of this species isolates records of nominal Limnonectes khasianus on Sumatra far from those on the mainland.
22 January 2015: Added citations to comments under the Adenomus (Bufonidae) record and both species, Adenomus kandianus and Adenomus kelaartii, extending from the revison of the genus by Meegaskumbura, Senevirathne, Wijayathilaka, Jayawardena, Bandara, Manamendra-Arachchi, and Pethiyagoda, 2015, Zootaxa, 3911: 245–261, and synonymy of Adenomus dasi with Adenomus kandianus.
15 January 2015: Added a number of citations in relevant comments extending from the report on the comparative chondricranial and hyobranchial larval morphology among Rhinella abei, Rhinella crucifer, Rhinella granulosa, Rhinella henseli, Rhinella hoogmoedi, Rhinella icterica, Rhinella jimi, Rhinella ornata, Rhinella pombali, Rhinella pygmaea, and Rhinella schneideri (Bufonidae) by Oliveira, Weber, and Napoli, Herpetol. J., 24: 229–236.
14 January 2015: Added comments to the Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis and Euphlyctis mudigere (Dicroglossidae) records extending from the study by Khajeh, Mohammadi, Ghorbani, Meshkani, Rastegar-Pouyani, and Torkamanzehi, 2014, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 9: 159–166, who reported on mtDNA differentiation across the range of Euphlyctis from southeastern Iran to Pakistan to South India and Sri Lanka and suggested that populations of nominal Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis in South India and Sri Lanka should likely be referred to Eyphlyctis mudigere.
14 January 2015: Added a comment regarding the study of landscape genetics of Rhyacotriton variegatus (Rhyacotritonidae) reported by Emel and Storfer, 2015, Conserv. Genet., 16: 209–221.
14 January 2015: Added a comment extending from the third in a series of papers (Reilly and Wake, 2015, J. Biogeograph., 42: 280–291) concurring with their earlier papers about lineage recognition (although including new information on biogeography) and that by Rissler and Apodaca, 2007, Syst. Biol., 56: 924–942. Surprisingly, species are delimited but no taxonomic remedy is taken, nearly 8 years after the initial discoveries were made. Regardless, on the basis of the paper by Rissler and Apodoca (2007) and their statement that they intended to formulate a taxonomy in another paper I attached the available names to three of the lineages: Aneides flavipunctatus, Aneides iecanus, and Aneides niger. More will need to be named.
14 January 2015: Added relevant comments extending from the study by Díaz-Rodríguez, Gonçalves, Sequeira, Sousa-Neves, Tejedo, Ferrand de Almeida, and Martínez-Solano, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 83: 224–241, who reported on molecular phylogeography within nominal Pelodytes punctatus and reported four lineages which they regarded as candidate species. Their geographic ranges are: a) the western Iberian Peninsula, along the Atlantic coast and part of central Portugal; b) central and eastern Spain; and (c) northeastern Spain to northwestern France; and d) southeastern France and northwestern Italy. The authors confirmed that these four lineages taken together are the sister taxon of Pelodytes ibericus.
14 January 2015: Added a comment extending from the work of Zhou, Zhang, Zheng, Yu, and Yang, 2009, Gene, 447: 86-96, who reported on the complete mtDNA genome of Paa spinosa (Dicroglossidae).
14 January 2015: Added a comment extending from the work of Yu, Zhang, and Zheng, 2012, Mitochondrial DNA, 23: 423–425, who reported on the complete mtDNA genome of Babina adenopleura (Ranidae).
14 January 2015: Added a citation to the comment under Hoplobatrachus rugulosus (Dicroglossidae) extending from Yu, Zhang, and Zheng, 2012, Mitochondrial DNA, 23: 336–337, who reported on the complete mtDNA genome of this species.
14 January 2015: Added a citation to the comment of Lithobates catesbeianus (Ranidae) extending form the report on the complete mtDNA genome of this species by Lin, Tao, Fang, Wang, and Zhang, 2014, Mitochondrial DNA, 25: 447–448.
13 January 2015: Added several comments extending from the report on the herpetofauna of the Yécora region of eastern Sonora into Chihuahua by Enderson, Van Devender, and Bezy, 2014, Check List, 10: 913–926. Of particular interest are comments on life history of Eleutherodactylus interorbitalis (Eleutherodactylidae), the sympatry of Craugastor tarahumaraensis and Craugastor augusti (Craugastoridae) and comments on systematics regarding Lithobates magnaocularis and Lithobates yavapaiensis as well as Lithobates lemosespinali and Lithobates chiricahuensis (Ranidae).
13 January 2015: Added Microcaecilia butantan (Siphonopidae) named by Wilkinson, Antoniazzi, and Jared, 2015, Zootaxa, 3905: 425–431, from Pará, Brazil.
12 January 2015: Added a number of citations to comments in Pacific Basin frogs extending from the brief accounts provided by Zug, 2013, Rept. Amph. Pacific Is.
10 January 2015: Added a citation extending from the study of landscape genetics and potential range modeling of Pseudoeurycea leprosa (Plethodontidae) in the Trans-volcanic Belt of Mexico by Velo-Antón, Parra, Parra-Olea, and Zamudio, 2013, Mol. Ecol., 22: 3261–3278.
10 January 2015: Added a citation regarding records of Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Eleutherodactylidae) from Honduras by Solis, Darinel Lainez, and Bardales Salmeron, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 292.
9 January 2015: Insert citations into relevant comments and adjusted range statements extending from the work by Rivalta González, Rodríguez Schettino, Mancina, and Iturriaga, 2014, Smithson. Herpetol. Inform. Ser. , 145: 1-48, who provided dot maps and specific localities for all amphibian species found in Cuba.
9 January 2015: Completed the first pass through Raffaëlli, 2013, Urodeles du Monde, 2nd ed.: 1–472, which provides accounts, range maps, and photographs of all salamander species on the planet. This required that I add hundreds of comments in the relevant taxon accounts. The volume provides a substantial literature review, picking up much that I had so far missed. However, it is not always clear how taxonomic conclusions were reached and monophyly, the standard of group formulation in systematics for the last 35 years, is not canonical in this volume so monophyly should not be assumed by the reader with respect to taxon formulation or content in this volume. I found the reading to be difficult (beyond the language barrier for me) because it is not systematics in a scientific sense, but just a naming exercise. Having said that, there are many observations on the literature and of animals in life in the wild and captivity that will be of great interest to anyone interested in salamanders.
7 January 2015: Completed inserting comments and modifying range statements of Bolitoglossa equatoriana, Bolitoglossa peruviana, and Bolitoglossa paraensis (Plethodontidae) exteding from the paper by Elmer, Bonett, Wake, and Lougheed, 2013, BMC Evol. Biol., 13(59): 1–16, who discussed the biogeography and phylogeny of South American salamanders with the documentation of up to nine unnamed species.
5 January 2015: Added Bolitoglossa tenebrosa (Plethodontidae), a cryptic species segregated from Bolitoglossa meliana, named from the Sierra de las Minas in the Departments of Baja Verapaz and Zacapa, in Guatemala, by Vázquez-Almazán and Rovito, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 518–524. Recognition of this species restricts Bolitoglossa meliana to the Sierra de Chuacus in the Departments of Quiche and Baja Verapaz, Guatemala. Given that the type and only known specimen of Bolitoglosa tzultacaj is a subadult female with a regenerated tail, it is not clear how this species, from the same mountain range, can be adequately diagnosed from that species (DRF).
2 January 2015: Added a comment and modified the range statement of Tylototriton vietnamensis (Salamandridae), extending from the study by Bernardes, Rödder, Nguyen, Pham, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2013, J. Nat. Hist., London, 47: 1161–1175, on the habitat and potential distribution of this species.
2 January 2015: Added a comment and modified the range statement of Xenopus pygmaeus (Pipidae) extending from the report of the species from northwestern Zambia by Wagner, Wilms, Rödder, and Schmitz, 2013, Salamandra, 49: 206–210.
2 January 2015: Added a comments and modified the range statement of Ptychadena nana (Ptychadenidae) extending from the report by Böhme and Rödder, 2011, North-west. J. Zool., 7: 322–324, of an additional specimen from the same mountain range as the holotype (Arussi Mountains) but did not report on when it was collected or by whom which leaves questions about the fate of this species given that it has otherwise only been known from the holotype which was collected over 90 years ago. The authors also discussed a possible unnamed species in Bale National Park, Ethiopia.
2 January 2015: Added comments to the relevant records extending from the report on distress calls of Bokermannohyla circumdata and Bokermannohyla nanuzae (Hylidae) by Pereira, Silva, Pirani, and Mângia, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 521–524.
2 January 2015: Added a comment and updated the range statement for Pristimantis divnae (Craugastoridae) based on the range extension to Bahuaja Sonene National Park, Puno Province, Amazonas region of southeastern Peru by Lujan and Venegas, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 481–482.
2 January 2015: Added a comment and updated the range statement for Cruziohyla craspedopus (Hylidae) provided by Venâncio, Moura, Brito, Melo, and Souza, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 479–480.
2 January 2015: Added a comment and modified the range for Incilius mccoyi (Bufonidae), based on a number of records reported for Madrean Durango, Mexico, by Streicher, Reyes-Velasco, Cox, Campbell, and Flores-Villela, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 207–210.
2 January 2015: Added a comment regarding the range extension to the state of Tocantins, Brazil, of Lithodytes lineatus (Leptodactylidae) by Cintra, Silva, and Silva, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 179-184.
2 January 2015: Added a comment regarding range extensions and documentation of Vitreorana uranoscopa (Centrolenidae) in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, provided by Machado, Bühler, Abadie, Santos, and Santos, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 443–446.
2 January 2015: Added a comment regarding the report of Dendropsophus elegans (Hylidae) on an inselberg in Espírito Santo, Brazil, by Mageski, Ferreira, Zocca, Teixeira, and Rödder, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 363–365.
2 January 2015: Adjusted the range statement and added a comment to the Physalaemus centralis (Leptodactylidae) record extending from the range extension to Piauí, Brazil, and range map provided by Vasconcelos, Sousa, Leite, and Andrade, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 325–327.
2 January 2015: Beraún, Durán, and Venegas, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 281-285, provided new records for Pristimantis corrugatus, Pristimantis schultei, and Pristimantis wagteri (Craugastoridae) from northern Peru, and discussed the ranges of these species.
2 January 2015: Added a note extending from the report on the release call of Hypsiboas goianus (Hylidae) by Dias, Bastos, Siqueira, and Morais, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 215–217.
1 January 2015: Completed the addition of many citations in comments extending from Harper, Measey, Patrick, Menegon, and Vonesh, 2010, Field Guide Amph. E. Arc Mts. Tanzania and Kenya: 1–320, provided brief accounts in English and Swahili and, where available, provided photographs for the species covered in the region of the guide.
31 December 2014: Added Limnonectes larvaepartus (Dicroglossidae), a species from Sulawesi, Indonesia, with internal fertilization and live birth of tadpoles, named by Iskandar, Evans, and McGuire, 2014, PLoS One, 9(12), e115884: 1–14.
31 December 2014: Added Rhinella casconi (Bufonidae) from the state of Ceará, Brazil, a species previously confused with Rhinella crucifer and named by Roberto, Brito, and Thomé, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 190–199.
31 December 2014: Added a number of comments to relevant species records extending from the phylogenetic analysis of Ceratophryidae by Faivovich, Nicoli, Blotto, Pereyra, Baldo, Barrionuevo, Fabrezi, Wild, and Haddad, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 207–227.
31 December 2014: Added Chiropterotriton miquihuanus (Plethodontidae) named from near Miquihuana, southwestern Tamualipas, Mexico, by Campbell, Streicher, Cox, and Brodie, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol.: 228–234. Given the history of nominal species being found to be composites, these authors also provide a useful table of comparative morphology of the species.
30 December 2014: Added a comment under Xenopus muelleri (Pipidae) extending from the study by Mechkarska, Ahmed, Coquet, Leprince, Jouenne, Vaudry, King, and Conlon, 2011, Peptides, 32: 1502–1508, who suggested on the basis of skin peptide analysis that the West African population of nominal Xenopus muelleri is an unnamed species distinct from Xenopus muelleri and phylogenetically closer to Xenopus borealis.
29 December 2014: Added Paramesotriton qixilingensis (Salamandridae) named by Yuan, Zhao, Jiang, Hou, He, Murphy, and Che, 2014, Asian Herpetol. Res., 5: 72, who also provided a key to the species and an ND2 molecular tree of relationships. This corrects an earlier entry (20 July 2014) where I misspelled the species name.
29 December 2014: Added relevant comments extending from the discussion of the Nyctimystes papua (Hylidae) species group by Menzies, 2014, Alytes, 31: 69–70, who additionally placed Nyctimystes oktediensis into the synonymy of Nyctimystes disruptus.
29 December 2014: Added Rana neba (Ranidae), a close relative of Rana tagoi, named by Ryuzaki, Hasegawa, and Kuramoto, 2014, Alytes, 31: 49–58, found within 40 km of Mount Chausu on Honshu, Japan.
29 December 2014: Added Kaloula latidisca (Microhylidae) from northern Peninsular Mayasia, a member of the Kaloula baleata complex. Chan, Grismer, and Brown, 2014, Zootaxa, 3900: 569–580, named the species and provided molecular evidence from Blackburn, Siler, Diesmos, McGuire, Cannatella, and Brown, 2013, Evolution, 67: 2631–2646, that nominal Kaloula baleata is a species complex of which Chan et al. (2014) named the northern Peninsular Malaysia population as Kaloula latidisca, but implied that the populations from a) southern Peninsular Malaysia; b) Borneo; c) Palawan; and d) Sulawesi likely will be found to be be distinct species, with Kaloula baleata sensu stricto restricted to Java.
29 December 2014: Added Kurixalus motokawai (Rhacophoridae) from the Central Highlands of Vietnam, a species very similar to Kurixalus banaensis, and requiring the range verification of the latter. Named and placed in the Kurixalus banaensis species group along with Kurixalus viridescens and Kurixalus banaensis by Nguyen, Matsui, and Eto, 2014, Russ. J. Herpetol., 21: 295–302,.
28 December 2014: Added citations to comments in the Triturus (Salamandridae) and the relevant seven species regarding the report on the features of contact/hybrid zones by Arntzen, Wielstra, and Wallis, 2014, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 113: 604–622, among the species Triturus cristatus, Triturus carnifex, Triturus dobrogicus, Triturus ivanbureschi, Triturus macedonicus, Triturus marmoratus, and Triturus pygmaeus.
28 December 2014: Added a citation to the comment in the Lissotriton meridionalis (Salamandridae) record to reflect the molecular phylogeography study of Maura, Salvi, Bologna, Nascetti, and Canestrelli, 2014, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 113: 590–603, who treated the taxon as a subspecies of Lissotriton vulgaris without discussion.
28 December 2014: Modified ranges and added citations in the relevant comments extending from the new records of Leptolalax eos (Megophryidae) and Hylarana cubitalis (Ranidae) from northwestern Vietnam by Pham, Le, Nguyen, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2014, Russ. J. Herpetol., 21: 195–200.
27 December 2014: Added comments to synonymies extending from the report on the amphibian types the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano, by Blackburn and Scali, 2014, Herpetol. Monogr., 28: 40: 24–45. This paper represents the kind of heavy lifting, rarely celebrated but deeply important, that systematic herpetology needs more of (DRF).
26 December 2014: Modified the range statement and added a comment extending from the range extension to Putumayo, Colombia, by Perdomo-Castillo and Mueses-Cisneros, 2014, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 10: 33–35.
26 December 2014: Modified the range statement and added a comment extending from the report by Gabadage, de Silva, Botejue, Bahir, Surasinghe, Madawala, Amarasinghe, and Karunarathna, 2014, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 10: 37–49, on the third known locality for Adenomus kandianus (Bufonidae), and in which the authors provided a detailed redescription of the holotype as well as of new specimens.
26 December 2014: Added a range and elevation extension for Cryptobatrachus boulengeri (Hemiphractidae) provided by Rueda-Solano and Vargas-Salinas, 2014, Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 10: 51–52.
26 December 2014: Added comments extending from the study by San Mauro, Gower, Müller, Loader, Zardoya, Nussbaum, and Wilkinson, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 73: 177–189, who reported on a mitogenomic phylogeny of caecilians (Gymnophiona) and the evolution of life-histories in the order. As usual, great, interesting stuff.
26 December 2014: Added comments extending from the study by Fakharzaeh, Darvish, Kami, Ghasemzadeh, and Rastegar-Pouyani, 2014, As. Herpetol. Res., 5: 168–178, who reported on karyology of the Bufotes viridis complex in the southern part of Iran, showing karyotypic differences between Bufotes luristanicus, Bufotes surdus, and Bufotes variabilis (all as Bufo).
26 December 2014: Added Lyciasalamandra antalyana gocmeni (Salamandridae) to the synonymy of the species and modified the range as noted by Akman and Godmann, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 50: 125–132, who named the population.
26 December 2014: Added comments relating to the paper by Batista, Hertz, Köhler, Mebert, and Vesely, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 155–171, where they present molecular data for the existence of three lineages in the Pristimantis caryophyllaceus complex (Craugastoridae), one of which bears the name Pristimantis educatoris. While the authors note the deep phylogenetic structure, they also point to confusing morphological variation and on this basis, opt to consider the three lineages, at least parapatric, to form one nominal species and place Pristimantis educatoris in the synonymy of Pristimantis caryophyllaceus. All this represents, however, is a return under new terminology (e.g., "Molecular Operational Taxonomic Units", "Deep Conspecific Lineages") to an older notion of polytypic (e.g., multilineage) species which was found to be an impediment to phylogenetic inquiry. Also, due to the evidentiary confusion in morphology noted by the authors, rather than submerge Pristimantis educatoris, I (DRF) retain it in this catalogue and note that nominal Pristimantis caryophyllaceus remains composed of at least two phylogenetic lineages that represent a paraphyletic assemblage with respect to Pristimantis educatoris.
25 December 2014: Added comment about the introduced population of Eleutherodactylus johnstonei (Eleutherodactylidae) from São Paulo, Brazil, documented by Melo, Lyra, Brischi, Geraldi, and Haddad, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 177–180.
25 December 2014: Added comment extending from paper by Nali and Prado, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 50: 181–184, who reported on the fight call of Bokermannohyla ibitiguara (Hylidae).
25 December 2014: Added Platypelis karenae (Microhylidae: Cophylinae), name by Rosa, Crottini, Noël, Rabibisoa, Raxworthy, and Andreone, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 201–214, from the Réserve Naturelle Intégrale N. 1 de Betampona, one of the last low-altitude rainforest fragments of eastern Madagascar. .
25 December 2014: Added comment extending from the study by Galindo-Uribe, Sunyer, Hauswaldt, Amézquita, Pröhl, and Vences, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 225–235, who reported on color-pattern variation and phylogeography of Oophaga pumilio (Dendrobatidae).
25 December 2014: Comments added extending from the paper by Faggioni, Zamudio, Souza, and Prado, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 35: 405–412, characterizing microsatellite markers for Leptodactylus bufonius and Leptodactylus chaquensis (Leptodactylidae).
24 December 2014: Comments added extending from the dot distribution map of the species of Triturus (Salamandridae) provided by Wielstra, Sillero, Vörös, and Arntzen, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 35: 376-381.
24 December 2014: Comments added to the relevant taxon records regarding the study of Nali, Zamudio, and Prado, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 35: 355-360, who characterized 22 polymorphic microsatellite markers for Bokermannohyla ibitiguara, Bokermannohyla alverengai, Bokermannohyla circumdata, and Bokermannohyla hylax (Hylidae).
24 December 2014: Comments added extending from the study of Li, Zhang, Wu, Xue, Yan, and Wu, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 35: 331-343, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics of Ranidae and Dicroglossidae on the basis of 23 examplars and 13 mtDNA protein-coding genes.
24 December 2014: Comments added extending from the study by Vences, de Pous, Nicolas, Díaz-Rodríguez, Donaire-Barroso, Hugemann, Hauswaldt, Amat, Barnestein, Bogaerts, Bouazza, Carranza, Galán, de la Vega, Joger, Lansari, El Mouden, Ohler, Sanuy, Slimani, and Tejedo, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 35: 305-320, who reported on molecular phylogenetics of Discoglossus (Alytidae) of the eastern Mediterranean region.
24 December 2014: Added comment extending from the study of Gambale, Signorelli, and Bastos, 2014, Amphibia-Reptilia, 35: 271-281, who reported on individual variation in advertisement calls in Scinax constrictus (Hylidae).
24 December 2014: Added relevent comments to the paper by Arias and Chaves, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 176–180, who discussed and corrected the type localities of Craugastor gulosus, Craugastor megacephalus, Craugastor melanostictus, Craugastor podiciferus, Diasporus hylaeformis, Pristimantis cerasinus (Craugastoridae), Incilius fastidiosus, Incilius epioticus (Bufonidae), and Isthmohyla pictipes (Hylidae).
24 December 2014: Added Pristimantis jaguensis (Craugastoridae), named by Rivera-Prieto, Rivera-Correa, and Daza-R., 2014, Zootaxa, 3900: 223–242, from the vicinity of Embalse San Lorenzo, Antioquia, Colombia, between 1000 and 1200 m elevation.
14 December 2014: Added relevant comment to Lithobates capito (Ranidae) regarding the mtDNA phylogeography stufy of Richter, O'Neill, Nunziata, Rumments, Gustin, Young, and Crother, 2014, Copeia, 2014: 231–237.
14 December 2014: Added Echinotriton maxiquadratus (Salamandridae), named by Hou, Wu, Yang, Zheng, Yuan, and Li, 2014, Zootaxa, 3895: , from "a mountain in southern China". The authors' attempt to prevent commercial collecting by not providing the explicit details of the type locality says everything about the state of amphibian conservation in China.
14 December 2014: Nine species of Raorchestes (Rhacophoridae) named from the Western Ghats of South India by Vijayakumar, Dinesh, Prabhu, and Shanker, 2014, Zootaxa, 3893: 451–488: Raorchestes archeos, Raorchestes aureus, Raorchestes blandus, Raorchestes echinatus, Raorchestes emeraldi, Raorchestes flaviocularis, Raorchestes indigo, Raorchestes leucolatus, and Raorchestes primarrumpfi.
12 December 2014: Pristimantis achuar (Craugastoridae) placed as a synonym of Pristimantis luscombei and Pristimantis miktos named from Amazonian Ecuador by Ortega-Andrade and Venegas, 2014, Zootaxa, 3895: 31–57.
8 December 2014: Allobates magnussoni (Aromobatidae) added, named by Lima, Simões, and Kaefer, 2014, Zootaxa, 3889: , from the Tapajós River basin of Pará, Brazil.
4 December 2014: Scinax melanodactylus (Hylidae) added, named by Lourenço, Luna, and Pombal, 2014, Zootaxa, 3889: 259–276, from the coast of Alagoas, Sergipe, Bahia, and northern Espírito Santo, Brazil. Previously confused with Scinax agilis, which has left the latter with a poorly delimited range along the coastal region.
4 December 2014: Psychrophrynella teqta (Craugastoridae) added, named by De la Riva and Burrowes, 2014, Zootaxa, 3887: 459–470, from Pablo Amaya, Provincia Larecaja, Departament La Paz, Bolivia.
12 November 2014: Transferred Hyla leucotaenia Burmeister, 1861 (nomen oblitum) to the synonymy of Scinax squalirostris (Hylidae) per the discussion provided by Pinheiro, Faivovich, Langone, and Kwet, 2014, Zootaxa, 3884: 179–184.
12 November 2014: Added Dendropsophus ozzyi (Hylidae) from Amazonas and Para, Brazil, named by Orrico, Peloso, Sturaro, Silva, Neckel-Oliveira, Gordo, Faivovich, and Haddad, 2014, Zootaxa, 3881: 341–361.
6 November 2014: Added comments to the species account of USA frogs extending from the volume by Elliot, Gerhardt, and Davidson, 2009, Frogs and Toads of N. Am., which provided brief accounts, photos, and a CD containing all advertisement calls of frogs in this fauna.
6 November 2014: Added Tylototriton shanorum (Salamandridae), previously confused with Tylototriton verrucosus, named by Nishikawa, Matsui, and Rao, 2014, Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc., 60: 9–22, from Myanmar. These authors also discussed briefly a population in Nepal, likely an unnamed species, also previously confused with Tylototriton verrucosus.
5 November 2014: Added a comment to the record for Ptychadena uzungwensis (Ptychadenidae) extending from the description of larval morphology from the southern Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania, by Müller and Larson, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 284-290.
5 November 2014: Modified the range statement and added a comment extending from the discussion of a population of Taricha rivularis (Salamandridae) from Santa Clara County, California, USA, by Reilly, Portik, Koo, and Wake, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 371-379.
5 November 2014: Added comment extending from the report by Nali and Prado, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 407–414, on the social aspects of call variation in Bokermannohyla ibitiguara (Hylidae).
5 November 2014: Added comment extending from the report of advertisement call and larval morphology of Paratelmatobius gaigeae (Leptodactylidae) by Domenico, Haddad, and Zaher, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 430–433.
5 November 2014: Added Leptolalax marmoratus (Megophryidae) from southwestern Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo), named by Matsui, Zainudin, and Nishikawa, 2014, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 31: 773–779.
4 November 2014: Added comments extending from the report on larval morphology of Rhinella azarai (Bufonidae) and other members of the Rhinella granulosa group by Blotto, Pereyra, and Baldo, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 434–438.
4 November 2014: Added Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) chucantiensis (Plethodontidae), from Panama, a member of the Bolitoglossa adspersa group, named by Batista, Köhler, Mebert, and Vesely, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 97–121.
4 November 2014: Solis, Wilson, and Townsend, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 125, commented on the taxonomic status of Craugastor loki (Craugastoridae) in Nicaragua.
4 November 2014: Added a large number of range extensions for Nicaragua, provided by Sunyer, Martínez-Fonseca, Salazar-Saavedra, Galindo-Uribe, and Obando, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 164–175.
4 November 2014: Added comment extending from the review of color phenotypes of Plethodon cinereus (Plethodontidae) and their distribution of these by Moore and Ouellet, 2014, Canadian Field Nat., 128: 250–259.
2 November 2014: Added Limnonectes utara and Limnonectes selatan (Dicroglossidae) from Peninsular Malaysia, formerly confused with Limnonectes kuhlii, although not particularly closely related to that Javan species, both named by Matsui, Belabut, and Ahmad, 2014, Zootaxa, 3881: 75–93.
2 November 2014: Added a substantial number of comments to all Leptodactylus (Leptodactylidae) accounts to reflect the large revision of the genus by de Sá, Grant, Camargo, Heyer, Ponssa, and Stanley, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9(Spec. Issue 1): 1–123, which provided a phylogenetic tree for the species, redelimitation of the species groups, and considerable numbers of revisions of range.
1 November 2014: Added a range extension to Bahia, Brazil, and report of the advertisement call of Dendropsophus studerae (Hylidae) by Napoli, Abreu, Cruz, Herrera, Petersen, and Klein, 2014, Zootaxa, 3878: 593–596.
1 November 2014: Added Rhacophorus bengkuluensis (Rhacophoridae), named by Streicher, Hamidy, Harvey, Anders, Shaney, Kurniawan, and Smith, 2014, Zootaxa, 3878: 351–365 , from southwestern Sumatra, Indonesia.
1 November 2014: Added comments extending from observations by Shahriza and Ibrahim, 2014, Check List, 10: 253–259, of the frog fauna of the Ulu Paip Recreational Forest in Kedah, West Malaysia.
31 October 2014: Added many comments and changes to type designations extending from the revision of South Indian and Sri Lankan Hylarana by Biju, Garg, Mahony, Wijayathilaka, Senevirathne, and Meegaskumbura, 2014, Contr. Zool., Amsterdam, 83: 269–335. Hylarana intermedius was removed from the synonymy of Hylarana temporalis and along with the newly named species, Hylarana doni and Hylarana urbis placed with Hylarana aurantiaca in the Hylarana aurantiaca group. Hylarana montana was resurrected from the synonymy of Hylarana temporalis, and along with the newly named species Hylarana sreeni, Hylarana indica, Hylarana caesari, and Hylarana magna, included with Hylarana flavescens in the Hylarana flavescens group. Hylarana serndipi was named and placed with Hylarana temporalis (which was restricted to Sri Lanka) in the Hylarana temporalis group. Hylarana gracilis and Hylarana malabarica were included in the Hylarana malabarica group.
31 October 2014: Added Lithobates kauffeldi (originally Rana kauffeldi), named by Feinberg, Newman, Watkins-Colwell, Schlesinger, Zarate, Curry, Shaffer, and Burger, 2014, PLoS, 9 (10)(e108213): 1–15, for populations previously confused with Lithobates pipiens in New Jersey and New York, USA.
27 September 2014: Added Indirana chiravasi (Ranixalidae) named from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India, by Padhye, Modak, and Dahanukar, 2014, J. Threatened Taxa, 6: 6295. Holotype: BNHS 5888, male, by original designation. Type locality: "Amboli, Sindhudurg District, Maharashtra, India".
27 September 2014: Finally finished adding all of the relevant comments extending from the hundreds of individually authored species accounts found in Lannoo, 2005, Amph. Declines, one of the most information-rich volumes on amphibian biology and conservation I have ever read and clearly the source-book for much that has been published subsequently on similar topics. Because each account was separately authored it took me an overly long time to get it all cited in the relevant accounts. I regret the tardiness.
25 September 2014: Added Brachytarsophrys popei (Megophryidae) from southern China, named by Zhao, Yang, Chen, Chen, and Wang, 2014, Asian Herpetol. Res., 5: 150–160.
25 September 2014: Added comments extending from the publication of Pansonato, Mudrek, Simioni, Martins, and Strüssmann, 2014, Adv. Zool., 2014(Art. 563165): 1–13, on the acoustic and morphological variation of Pseudopaludicola mysticalis and the taxonomic status of Pseudopaludicola serrana (Leptodactylidae).
24 September 2014: Added Andinobates geminisae (Dendrobatidae), named by Batista, Jaramillo, Ponce, and Crawford, 2014, Zootaxa, 3866: 333–352, from Panama.
24 September 2014: Added two recently named species, Onychodactylus fuscus and Onychodactylus intermedius (Hynobiidae), named from Honshu, Japan, by Yoshikawa and Matsui, 2014, Zootaxa, 3866: 53–78.
23 September 2014: Added a comment extending from the publication of Zhang, Cashins, Philips, and Burridge, 2014, Aust. J. Zool., 62: 238–245, who noted a lack of phylogeographic structuring in Litoria burrowsi (Hylidae).
22 September 2014: Added comments to relevant taxon records regarding the study of Galvis-Peñuela, Sánchez-Pacheco, Ospina-Sarria, Anganoy-Criollo, Gil, and Rada, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 154–169, who described larval ontogeny and external morphology of Hypsiboas heilprini, Osteopilus dominicensis, Osteopilus pulchrilineatus, and Osteopilis vastus.
22 September 2014: Added a comment under Vitreorana uranoscopa, noting the study of Zaracho, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 83–89, where the advertisement call was redescribed and new information on natural history provided.
22 September 2014: Added a comment under Discoglossus (Alytidae) regarding the study of novel polymorphic microsatellite loci in Discoglossus, with special reference to Discoglossus galganoi and Discoglossus jeanneae, by Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Salvi, Geffen, Gafny, and Martínez-Solano, 2014, Herpetol. J., 24: 261–265.
22 September 2014: Added Nyctimystes myolae and Nyctimystes ocrestes (Hylidae), members of the Nyctimystes narinosus group, named by Menzies, 2014, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust., 138: 135–143.
22 September 2014: Added a comment under Scinax squalirostris (Hylidae) extending from the study of geographic variation in call structure by Faria, Signorelli, Morais, Bastos, and Maciel, 2013, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 9: 329–336, who noted that the population from Cristalina municipality (state of Goiás, Brazil) was sufficiently distinctive in terms of call structure that it might be a different species.
22 September 2014: Range statement modified to reflect the range extension of Rhinella ocellata (Bufonidae) to northeastern Maranhão, Brazil, by Matavelli, Campos, Silva, and Andrade, 2014, Check List, 10: 432–433.
22 September 2014: Range statement modified to reflect Rojas-Runjaic, Camargo-Siliet, Bolaños, Mora, Aular, and García, 2014, Check List, 10: 392–394, who discussed the range of Agalychnis medinae (Hylidae) and provided a record for the Sierra de Aroa, Yaracuy, Venezuela.
22 September 2014: Range statements and comments modified in response to the publication on the range of Elachistocleims muiraquitan (Microhylidae) (including reidentifications of published records nominally of Elachistocleis ovalis and Elachistocleis bicolor) by Allen, von May, Villacampa-Ortega, Burdekin, and Whitworth, 2014, Check List, 10: 388–391.
22 September 2014: Arruda, Peixoto, Guimarães, Lacerda, and Feio, 2014, Check List, 10: 395–396, discussed and mapped the range of Rhinella inopina (Bufonidae) and provided new records for the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
22 September 2014: Santana, Franco, Rocha, Freitas, De-Carvalho, and Faria, 2014, Check List, 10: 407–408, discussed and mapped the range of Pipa carvalhoi (Pipidae) and provided a record for the state of Sergipe, Brazil.
22 September 2014: Added a comment regarding the range extension to Amapá, Brazil, of Scinax garbei (Hylidae) noted by Silva e Silva and Costa-Campos, 2014, Check List, 10: 448–449.
21 September 2014: Trein, Lima, Ulandowski, and Morato, 2014, Check List, 10: 417–418, provided a range extension of Pleurodema bibroni (Leptodactylidae) to Paraná, Brazil.
21 September 2014: Méndez-Narváez, Ortiz-Navia, and Bolívar-García, Check List, 10: 409–410, reported Hypsiboas pugnax and Scinax ruber (Hylidae) in the Cauca Valley in the Departamento de Valle de Cauca, Colombia.
21 September 2014: Added comments regarding the introgression of Ambystoma barbouri mtDNA into Ambystoma texanum as detailed by Denton, Kenyon, Greenwald, and Gibbs, 2014, Mol. Ecol., 23: 2811–2824.
21 September 2014: Added a comment to the Hyla arborea record relating to the study by Dufresnes, Wassef, Ghali, Brelsford, Stöck, Lymberakis, Crnobrnja-Isailovic, and Perrin, 2014, Mol. Ecol., 22: 5669–5684, of the molecular phylogeography and its application to conservation.
21 September 2014: Added comments where relevant extending from the study of Moskwik, 2014, J. Biogeograph., 41: 1957–1966, who documented significant elevational range changes since the 1940s of Desmognathus organi, Plethodon jordani, Plethodon cylindraceus, Plethodon metcalfi, Plethodon montanus, Plethodon shermani, Plethodon teyahalee, and Plethodon yonahlossee.
21 September 2014: Catullo, Lanfear, Doughty, and Keogh, 2014, J. Biogeograph., 41: 659–672, reported on a multi-locus phylogeny and biogeography of the Uperoleia (Myobatrachidae) of northern Australia.
21 September 2014: Roberts and Daly, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 18–26, reported on a faunal assessment from Nosy Komba, between Nosy Be and the mainland, noting records for Cophyla phyllodactyla, Stumpffia pygmaea, Blommersia wittei, Boophis tephraeomystax, Mantella ebenaui, and Mantidactylus ulcerosus.
21 September 2014: Guimarães, Peixoto, Lacerda, and Feio, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 99–104, reported on the larval morphology of Scinax cosenzai (Hylidae).
21 September 2014: Haad, Vera Candioti, and Baldo, 2014, Herpetologica, 70: 184–197, reported on the larvae of Rhinella rumbolli (Bufonidae).
20 September 2014: Resurrected Fritziana ulei from the synonymy of Fritziana fissilis as suggested by Folly, Hepp, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Duellman, 2014, Zoologia, Curitiba, 31: 393–399, who provided an identification key to Fritziana.
20 September 2014: Revised range statements of the species of Hydrolaetare (Leptodactylidae) on the basis of the study byFerrão, Fraga, Simões, and Lima, 2014, Salamandra, 50: 77–84, who discussed habitat, range, and identification of the species.
20 September 2014: Added comments (including type registration numbers) and changes extending from the Museu de História Natural da Universidade do Porto in Portugal by Ceríaco, Blackburn, and Marques: 13–36.
19 September 2014: Added comment extending from study by Behbahani, Nokhbatolfoghahai, and Esmaeili, 2014, Iranian J. Anim. Biosyst., 10: 11–28, of developmental patterns that found significant differences among populations of Pelophylax ridibundus in Fars Province, Iran,
19 September 2014: Added Limnonectes cintalubang (Dicroglossidae), named by Matsui, Nishikawa, and Eto, 2014, Raffles Bull. Zool., Singapore, 62: 679–687, from Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo).
18 September 2014: Placed Pelophylax bergeri into the synonymy of Pelophylax lessonae (Ranidae) on the basis of overlooked literature.
18 September 2014: Added comment regarding the report of Bufo spinosus (Bufonidae) on Jersey (U.K.) by Arntzen, Wilkinson, Butôt, and Martínez-Solano, 2014, Herpetol. J., 24: 209–216.
18 September 2014: Added comment regarding the study of reproductive biology of Geobatrachus walkeri (Craugastoridae) by Pacheco-Florez and Ramírez-Pinilla, 2014, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 62: 183-199.
18 September 2014: Added comment relevant to the introduction of Pelophylax shqipericus (Ranidae) into Italy, reported by Domeneghetti, Bruni, Fasola, and Bellati, 2013, Acta Herpetol., Firenza, 8: 171–176.
18 September 2014: Added citation to Salazar-Zúñiga and García-Rodríguez, 2014, Phyllomedusa, Belo Horizonte, 13: 67–70, who reported on the advertisement call of Craugastor noblei (Craugastoridae).
18 September 2014: Added citation to the discussion of molecular phylogenetics of Rana tagoi and Rana sakuraii by Eto and Matsui, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 79: 231–239.
18 September 2014: Added relevant comments extending from the study of molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of Uperoleia (Myobatrachidae) by Catullo and Keogh, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 79: 106–117.
16 September 2014: Added relevant comments extending from study of the molecular phylogenetics of Alytes (Alytidae) by Maia-Carvalho, Gonçalves, Ferrand de Almeida, and Martínez-Solano, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 79: 270–278.
16 September 2014: Added comments extending from the study of molecular phylogenetics and lineage recognition in Pseudacris (Hylidae) by Barrow, Ralicki, Emme, and Lemmon, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 75: 78–90.
16 September 2014: Added Chiasmocleis quilombola (Microhylidae: Gastrophryninae) named from Espírito Santo, Brazil, by Tonini, Forlani, and de Sá, 2014, ZooKeys, 428: 109–132.
16 September 2014: Added Boophis ankarafensis (Mantellidae) named by Penny, Andreone, Crottini, Holderied, Rakotozafy, Schwitzer, and Rosa, 2014, ZooKeys, 435: 111–132, from Madagascar.
16 September 2014: Added comments relevant to the study of mitochondrial introgression and evolution in the Hyla eximia group (Hylidae) by Bryson, Smith, Nieto-Montes de Oca, García-Vázquez, and Riddle, 2014, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 172: 103–116.
16 September 2014: Added comments relevant to Lambertz, Hartmann, Walsh, Geissler, and McLeod, 2014, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 172: 117–132, who compared the head ornamentation of Limnonectes abanus, Limnonectes gyldenstolpei, Limnonectes macrognathus, and Limnonectes plicatellus and who suggested that the name Elachoglossa be restricted to this clade.
16 September 2014: Added comments to Zhou, Qiu, Fang, Yang, Zhao, Fang, Zheng, and Liu, 2014, Zool. Res., Kunming, 35: 42–50, who reported on call characteristics of the following from China: Megophrys boettgeri (Megophryidae), Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Bufonidae), Microhyla ornata (Microhylidae), Limnonectes fujianensis (Dicroglossidae), Babina adenopleura (Ranidae), Odorrana schmackeri (Ranidae), Hylarana guentheri (Ranidae).
16 September 2014: Added Pseudopaludicola atragula (Leptodactylidae), named from the state of São Paulo, Brazil, by Pansonato, Mudrek, Veiga-Menoncello, Rossa-Feres, Martins, and Strüssmann, 2014, Zootaxa, 3861: 249–264.
13 September 2014: Added Rhombophryne vaventy (Microhylidae: Cophylinae), previously confused with Rhombophryne serratopalpebrosa, named by Scherz, Ruthensteiner, Vences, and Glaw, 2014, Zootaxa, 3860: 547–560. These authors also noted a possibly new species from Ambolokopatrika and suggested that Rhombophryne serratopalpebrosa is known reliably only from the Marojejy massif in northeastern Madagascar
12 September 2014: Added Rana uenoi (Ranidae), the former Japan and Korea component of Rana dybowskii. Named by Matsui, 2014, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 31: 613–620.
11 September 2014: Relevant comment added under Craugastor augusti (Craugastoridae) noting the conclusions of Streicher, Devitt, Goldberg, Malone, Blackmon, and Fujita, 2014, Mol. Ecol., 23: 3273–3291. These authors document details of diversification of lineages within the nominal species.
4 September 2014: Record added for Vitreorana baliomma (Centrolenidae), a new species name by Pontes, Caramaschi, and Pombal, 2014, Herpetologica, 70: 298–308, from Bahia, Brazil.
4 September 2014: Nguyen, Le, Nguyen, Matsui, and Nguyen, 2014, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 33: 112–120, provided a record of Theloderma petilus (Rhacophoridae) in northwestern Vietnam and confirmed the placement of this species in Theloderma via molecular evidence.
28 August 2014: Added Limnonectes hikidai (Dicroglossidae), named by Matsui and Nishikawa, 2014, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 33: 35–147, for populations in Borneo formerly incorrectly identified as Limnonectes khasianus/laticeps.
28 August 2014: Placed Limnonectes laticeps into the synonymy of Limnonectes khasianus (Dicroglossidae), following Ohler and Deuti, 2013, Zoosystema, 35: 415–423.
27 August 2014: Added Kurixalus viridescens (Rhacophoridae) from southern Vietnam, named by Nguyen, Matsui, and Duc, 2014, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 33: 101–111.
25 August 2014: Added relevant comments and four new species (Centrolene charapita, Chimerella corleone, Cochranella guayasamini, and Hyalinobatrachium anachoretus) (Centrolenidae) from Twomey, Delia, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2014, Zootaxa, 3851: 1–87, who reviewed the species of Centrolenidae from northern Peru as well as providing a recent estimate of the phylogeny within the family.
14 August 2014: Added the first record for Mexico (Chiapas) of Gymnopis syntrema (Dermophiidae), reported by González-Hernández, Hernández-Ordóñez, Cervantez-López, and Reynoso-Rosales, 2014, Rev. Mex. Biodivers., 85: 645-649.
7 August 2014: New species Crossodactylus werneri and Crossodactylus timbuhy are added (both from Brazil), Crossodactylus boulengeri removed from the synonymy of Crossodactylus dispar which is redelimited and its range restricted to Brazil (the previous record for Argentina being tentatively assigned to Crossodactylus schmidti), all from a revision of the Crossodactylus dispar complex (Hylodidae) by Pimenta, Cruz, and Caramaschi, 2014, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 45: 1–30, who also note considerable declines in the species over the last 40 years.
5 August 2014: Comment added relating to the discovery by Ohler and Dubois, 2014, Zootaxa, 3838: 590–594, that Dicroglossidae Anderson, 1871, is not an available name but a subsequent misspelling of Discoglossidae. The authors suggest employing the name in use until they can petition the ICZN for a ruling to save it. Sigh.
5 August 2014: Added Adelophryne glandulatus (Eleutherodactylidae) named from Brazil by Lourenço-de-Moraes, Ferreira, Fouquet, and Bastos, 2014, Zootaxa, 3846: 351.
5 August 2014: Added a comment relating to the description of larval morphology of Odontophrynus barrioi by González, Galvani, Sanabria, Barrasso, Alcalde, and Quiroga, 2014, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 9: 15–23.
25 July 2014: Added Scinax madeirae, removed from the synonymy of Scinax fuscomarginatus, and placed into the same synonymy Scinax parkeri, Scinax trilineatus, Scinax lutzorum, and Scinax pusillus, all the result of a detailed review of Scinax fuscomarginatus by Brusquetti, Jansen, Barrio-Amorós, Segalla, and Haddad, 2014, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 171: 783–821.
25 July 2014: Added citation to Sáez, Fibla, Correa-Quezada, Sallaberry-Ayerza, Salinas, Veloso, Mella, Iturra-Constant, and Méndez, 2014, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 171: 769–782, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of Telmatobius (Telmatobiidae) in Chile and adjacent Bolivia.
21 July 2014: Added citation to McCranie and Valdés-Orellana, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 41–49, who reported an apparently introduced population of Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Eleutherodactylidae) from Isla Guanaja, Honduras.
21 July 2014: Added citation to Menin, Pegorini, Carvalho, Rojas, and Gordo, 2014, Zootaxa, 3826: 393–396, who reported on the larval morphology of Amazophrynella manaos (Bufonidae).
21 July 2014: Added citation to Pinheiro, Taucce, Leite, and Garcia, 2014, Zootaxa, 3815: 147–150, who reported on the advertisement call of Bokermannohyla martinsi (Hylidae).
21 July 2014: Added Megophrys lini and Megophrys cheni from China, both named by, respectively, Wang and Yang, and Wang and Liu in Wang, Zhao, Yang, Zhou, Chen, and Liu, 2014, PLoS One, 9(4)(e93075) : 1–15, in the genus Xenophrys although this taxon had been placed in the synonymy of Megophrys by Mahony, Teeling, and Biju, 2013, Zootaxa, 3722: 144. Aside from the minor nomenclatural issue (which likely will be resolved in the authors' favor once the problematic and unwieldy Megophrys is divided into monophyletic taxa), this paper is a model of good species-level taxonomy.
21 July 2014: Added Leptolalax laui (Megophryidae), named by Sung, Yang, and Wang, 2014, Asian Herpetol. Res., 5: 80–90. This taxon from Hong Kong and the adjacent mainland in Guangdong, China, was previous confused with Leptolalax liui.
20 July 2014: Added five new species of Microhyla (Microhyla pineticola, Microhyla pulchella, Microhyla minuta, Microhyla darevskii, and Microhyla arboricola) all from from Vietnam and named by Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Orlov, Galoyan, Tran, Le, Kretova, and Geissler, 2014, Russ. J. Herpetol., 21: 89–148. The authors also provided a key to the species of Microhyla in Vietnam, provided extensive taxonomic comments and doubted the distinctiveness of Microhyla fowleri from Microhyla berdmorei but did not make the synonymy.
20 July 2014: Added Scinax satermawe (Hylidae), named from Brazil by Sturaro and Peloso, 2014, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 54: 9–23.
20 July 2014: Added range extension for Nymphagus buenaventura (Centrolenidae) and Gastrotheca lateonota (Hemiphractidae) for El Oro Province, Ecuador, published by Yánez-Muñoz, Sánchez-L., López, Rea-S., Meza-Ramos, Oyagata-C., and Guerrero, 2014, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 6: 2–5.
19 July 2014: Added citations for range extensions to Ha Giang Province, Vietnam, for Hyla annectans (Hylidae), Babina chapaensis, Odorrana cf. jingdongensis, Odorrana junlianensis (Ranidae), Gracixalus cf. jinxiuensis, Rhacophorus duboisi, Rhacophorus feae, and Rhacophorus robertingeri by Ziegler, Tran, Nguyen, Perl, Wirk, Kulisch, Lehmann, Rauhaus, Nguyen, Lê, and Vu, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 185–201.
19 July 2014: Added Pristimantis tinajillas and Pristimantis gualacenio (Craugastoridae) from Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, named by Urgilés, Sánchez-Nivicela, Nieves, and Yánez-Muñoz, 2014, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 6: 51–59.
19 July 2014: Added Phrynopus chaparroi Craugastoridae) from Provincia Concepción, Departamento Junín, Peru, by Mamani and Malqui, 2014, Zootaxa, 3838: 207–214.
19 July 2014: Added citations to first records for Gracilxalus supercornutus and Rhacophorus maximus (Rhacophoridae) from Laos by Luu, Calame, Nguyen, Ohler, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 419–423.
19 July 2014: Added citations to first records of Babina chapaensis (Ranidae), Kurixalus bisacculus (Rhacophoridae), Rhacophorus feae (Rhacophoridae), Rhacophorus kio (Rhacophoridae), Theloderma asperum (Rhacophoridae), and Tylototriton asperrimus (Salamandridae) from Thuong Tien Nature Reserve, Hoa Binh Province, in northern Vietnam, reported by Luu, Le, Do, Hoang, Nguyen, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 51–58.
19 July 2014: Added citation to the report on advertisement call of Adelophryne maranguapensis (Eleutherodactylidae) by Lima, Borges-Nojosa, and Cechin, 2014, Zootaxa, 3835: 299–300.
19 July 2014: Added Liophryne miniafia Microhylidae, Asterophryinae) named by Kraus, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 255–261.
19 July 2014: Added citations to Kozak, Weisrock, and Larson, 2006, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B, Biol. Sci., 273: 539–546, a study on the phylogenetics of eastern Plethodon, which documented a rapid accumulation of distinct lineages. Don't know how I failed to include this important piece of literature 8 years ago.
19 July 2014: Added to the Hyperolius laurenti (Hyperoliidae) record citation to the work by Kouamé, Adepo-Gourène, Konan, Emmrich, Penner, and Rödel, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 59–65, who provided a second record for southeastern Ivory Coast and observations on variability, calls, and habitat.
19 July 2014: Added comments relevant to the study of García-R., Mendoza, Ospina, Cardenas, and Castro, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 220–227, who compared Pristimantis jubatus, Pristimantis kelephas and Pristimantis calcaratus (Craugastoridae) of Colombia, both with molecular evidence and morphometrics.
19 July 2014: Added range extension to Vitreorana eurygnatha (Centrolenidae) by Cintra, Silva, and Silva, 2013, Herpetol. Notes, 6: 587–590, from the municipality of Luziânia, Goiás, Brazil.
19 July 2014: Added comment under Ambystoma regarding the geography of genotype distributions of unisexual populations in Massachusetts, USA, reported by Charney, Ireland, and Bettencourt, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 210–219.
19 July 2014: Added Ecnomiohyla bailarina and Ecnomiohyla veraguensis, two species from Panama named by Batista, Hertz, Mebert, Köhler, Lotzkat, Ponce, and Vesely, 2014, Zootaxa, 3826: 449–474. The authors also presented a tree based on the mtDNA 16S gene.
19 July 2014: Added comment under Nobella lochites (Craugastoridae) regarding the description of the advertisemental call by Batallas-R. and Brito-M., 2014, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 6: 6–8.
17 July 2014: Added Hyloscirtus condor (Hylidae) from the southern part of the Cordillera del Condor in Zamora Chinchipe Province, Ecuador. This species of the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group was named by Almendáriz, Brito-M., Batallas-R., and Ron, 2014, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 54: 33–49.
17 July 2014: Added Polypedates pseudotilophus (named by Matsui, Hamidy, and Kuraishi, 2014, Spec. Diversity, 19: 1–7), which was formerly recognized as the Sumatran and Javan populations of Polypedates otilophus.
9 July 2014: Completed adding relevant citations to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 1–132, and Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3827: 599–600 (corrigenda), which provided a revision of Brachycephaloidea (Eleutherodactylidae and Craugastoridae) with reference to methodological issues in phylogenetic inference. Ceuthomantidae was placed in synonymy of Craugastoridae as a subfamily and the various species series and species group were redelimited to render a monophyletic taxonomy.
27 June 2014: Beginning to add changes extending from the brachycephaloid monograph by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 1–132, and of course the first thing I noticed is a nomenclatural error that I should have caught months ago, that Ceuthomantinae is the senior name for what we refer to as Pristimantinae. Oh well huh. That is corrected in this catalog and in a published corrigendum in the near future.
16 June to 12 August: Added relevant citations to Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept., 1(Amph.). As I went through it I found both errors of mine and of theirs; fortunately the rate in either direction was not huge, although I think they made more errors than what they corrected of mine. But, regardless, these are big projects and errors will propagate and this volume has presented me with the opportunity to find and correct a number of errors in ASW, so I thank the authors for that. However, inasmuch as 95% of this book was more-or-less downloaded directly from ASW, it couldn't have been much of a chore to check what I have put together over the last 34 years. For the differences that remain, well, those are cited in the comments. The authors largely adopted Dubois' heterodox view of both nomenclature and systematics, which will be new for most North Americans should they notice and (particularly in Bufonidae) if they are prepared to accept Dubois' concept of genus which requires substantial paraphyly. They also seem to adopt different species concepts for different groups, for instance they consider Cryptobranchus bishopi to be a subspecies of C. alleganiensis even though substantial evidence points to both bishopi and alleganiensis being species complexes, while in the Desmognathus marmoratus complex they adopt an aggressively phylogenetic concept, while in their taxonomic treatment of Necturus of the Gulf Coast they adopt a nominalist concept and their statements throughout expose substantial misunderstandings of much of current thought in systematics (see their treatment of Pseudotriton montanus for a particularly egregious example). Readers should also understand that this volume ("7th edition") has no formal connection to the previous six editions other than the authors apparently liked the gravitas of the title and hoped it would help drive some level of acceptance of the taxonomy promoted therein. My undertstanding is that the 1st (Stejneger and Barbour, 1917, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept.), 2nd (Stejneger and Barbour, 1923, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 2), 3rd (Stejneger and Barbour, 1933, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 3), 4th (Stejneger and Barbour, 1939, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 4), and 5th (Stejneger and Barbour, 1943, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 93) editions were all done under the auspices of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, with the 6th (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6) being done under the auspices of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists which holds the copyright on the title. That these volumes were decreasingly relevant to the development of herpetology in the United States should be of no surprise to anyone (and a measure of success of the 1st edition) and this volume is certainly an extreme data point on the trend. Indeed, this volume is the kind of effort whose time is long past, as indeed, so was the 6th edition. This volume may be of interest to professional systematists, but I see little information here that is not available freely and more currently online from ASW, the SSAR/HL/ASIH standard common names list, the IUCN Redlist, and AmphibiaWeb. Print is simply dead for these kind of compendia.
16 June 2014: Added relevant citations to Fouquet, Cassini, Haddad, Pech, and Rodrigues, 2014, J. Biogeograph., 41: 855–870, who reported on the biogeography and molecular phylogenetics of Adenomera (Leptodactylidae).
15 June 2014: Added relevant citation to Guarnizo and Cannatella, 2014, J. Heredity, 20: 216–225, who reported on gene flow in Dendropsophus luddecki and Dendropsophus labialis (Hylidae).
13 June 2014: Added relevant citations to Wielstra and Arntzen, 2014, Zootaxa, 3802: 381–388, who refined understanding of the hybrid population status of nominal Triturus arntzeni between Triturus ivanbureschi and Triturus macedonicus, as well as refining understanding of the phylogenetics of Triturus.
12 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Maddock, Day, Nussbaum, Wilkinson, and Gower, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 75: 194–201, who reported on the molecular geographic variation in Tachycnemis seychellensis (Hyperoliidae).
11 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Vassilieva, Galoyan, Gogoleva, and Poyarkov, 2014, Zootaxa, 3796: 401–434, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics of Kalophrynus (Microhylidae) from Indochina and named two species, Kalophrynus honbaensis and Kalophrynus cryptophonus from the Annamite region of Vietnam.
11 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Hertwig, Min, Haas, and Das, 2014, Zootaxa, 3814: 419–431, who named Ansonia vidua (Bufonidae) and noted another unnamed species closely related to this one.
11 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Altig and Rowley, 2014, Zootaxa, 3811: 381–386, who reported on the larval morphology of Glyphoglossus molossus and Calluella guttulata (Microhylidae).
6 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Vences, Sanchez, Hauswaldt, Eikelmann, Rodriguez, Carranza, Donaire-Barroso, Gehara, Helfer, Lötters, Werner, Schulz, and Steinfartz, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 73: 208–216, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics of Salamandra (Salamandridae).
4 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Modak, Padhye, and Dahanukar, 2014, Zootaxa, 3796: 62–80, who reported on the molecular phylogeography of Indirana leithii (Ranixalidae) and note that the name also covers an unnamed species.
4 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Gururaja, Dinesh, Priti, and Ravikanth, 2014, Zootaxa, 3796: 33–46, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics of Nyctibatrachus (Nyctibatrachidae) and named Nyctibatrachus kumbara.
3 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Hoskin, 2014, Zootaxa, 3786: 499–500, who reported on the advertisement call of Litoria andiirrmalin (Hylidae).
1 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Veiga-Menoncello, Lourenço, Strüssmann, Rossa-Feres, Andrade, Giaretta, and Recco-Pimentel, 2014, Zool. Scripta, 43: 261–272, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics of Pseudopaludicola (Leptodactylidae).
18 May 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Chan, Brown, Lim, Ahmad, and Grismer, 2014, Herpetologica, 70: 228–240, who noted a new species, Hylarana centropeninsularis, which was previous confused with Hylarana siberu and constituting the Peninsular Malaysia records formerly assigned to that species.
18 May 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Raselimanana, Raxworthy, Andreone, Glaw, and Vences, 2014, Vert. Zool., Dresden, 64: 95–102, who named a unique species Scaphiophyrne matsoko (Microhylidae).
18 May 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Günther, Richards, and Dahl, 2014, Vert. Zool., Dresden, 64: 59–94, who named 9 new species of asterophryine microhylid frogs from Papua New Guinea: Austrochaperina alexanderi, Austrochaperina laurae, Cophixalus annanoreenae, Cophixalus lennarti, Cophixalus viridis, Hylophorbus sigridae, Oreophryne albomaculata, Oreophryne curator, and Xenorhina tillacki.
17 May 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Li, Jin, Zhao, Liu, Wang, and Pang, 2014, Zootaxa, 3795: 449–471, who named Megophrys obesa and Megophrys acuta from Heishiding Nature Reserve, Fengkai County, Guangdong Province, China.
12 May 2014: Relevant citations added referencing McCranie and Rovito, 2014, Zootaxa, 3795: 61–70, who named Cryptotriton necopinus from Honduras and placed Cryptotriton wakei into the synonymy of Cryptotriton nasalis.
11 May 2014: Relevant citations and records added referencing Biju, Garg, Gururaja, Shouche, and Walujkar, 2014, Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci., 43: 1–87, who named 14 new species and resurrected one, of Micrixalus, defined five species groups, and redelimited more-or-less all of the ranges of previously named Micrixalus due to the recognition of the new species. These are: Micrixalus elegans group (Micrixalus candidus sp. nov., Micrixalus elegans, Micrixalus kurichiyari sp. nov., Micrixalus niluvasei sp. nov., Micrixalus sairandhri sp. nov., Micrixalus spelunca sp. nov., and Micrixalus uttaraghati sp. nov.); (2) Micrixalus fuscus group (Micrixalus adonis sp. nov., Micrixalus fuscus, Micrixalus herrei (resurrected), Micrixalus mallani sp.nov., Micrixalus nelliyampathi sp. nov. and Micrixalus kodayari sp. nov.); (3) Micrixalus nudis group (Micrixalus gadgili, Micrixalus nudis, Micrixalus sali sp. nov. and Micrixalus thampii); (4) Micrixalus saxicola group (Micrixalus kottigeharensis, Micrixalus saxicola, and Micrixalus specca sp. nov.); and (5) Micrixalus silvaticus group (Micrixalus frigidus sp. nov., Micrixalus nigraventris sp. nov., Micrixalus phyllophilus, and Micrixalus silvaticus).
2 May 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Mângia, Santana, Cruz, and Feio, 2014, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 531: 1–33, who named four new species previously confused with Proceratophrys melanopogon (Proceratophrys mantiqueira, Proceratophrys gladius, Proceratophrys pombali, and Proceratophrys itamari), and redelimit Proceratophrys melanopogon.
24 April 2014: Addition of Thorius hankeni (Plethodontidae) from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Guerrero, Mexico, by Campbell, Brodie, Flores-Villela, and Smith, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 46–51.
15 April 2014: Addition of Amolops chayuensis (Ranidae) from Xizang, China, named by Sun, Luo, Sun, and Zhang, 2013, Forestry Construct., 20: 14–16.
12 April 2014: Addition of Eurycea subluvicola Steffen, Irwin, Blair, and Bonett, 2014, Zootaxa, 3786: 423–442 (Plethodontidae), from Arkansas, USA.
10 April 2014: Completed inputting citations where appropriate to Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.
7 April 2014: Streicher, García-Vázquez, Ponce-Campos, Flores-Villela, Campbell, and Smith, 2014, Syst. Biodivers., 12: 1–22, provided a revision of the Craugastor rhodopis species group, into which they transferred Craugastor occidentalis.
3 April 2014: Conradie, 2014, Zootaxa, 3785: 438–452, named Cacosternum thorini (Pyxicephalidae) from the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
2 April 2014: Relevant citation added referencing Caram, Luna-Dias, Hepp, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2014, Zootaxa, 3784: 294–296, who reported on the advertisement call of Dendropsophus pseudomeridianus.
2 April 2014: Relevant citation added referencing Oliveira, Ruas, Mendes, and Solé, 2014, Zootaxa, 3784: 97–98, who reported on the advertisement call of Rhinella crucifer.
2 April 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Costa, Laranjeiras, Röhr, Magalhães, Juncá, and Garda, 2014, Zootaxa, 3784: 94–96, who provided data on the advertisement call of Haddadus aramunha (Craugastoridae).
2 April 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Rosset and Baldo, 2014, Zootaxa, 3784: 79–83, who provided data on advertisement call and range, including a spot map, for Odontophrynus lavillai (Odontophrynidae).
1 April 2014: Addition of Tylototriton liuyangensis (Salamandridae), named by Yang, Jiang, Shen, and Fei, 2014, Asian Herpetol. Res., 5: 1–11.
1 April 2014: Sunny, Monroy-Vilchis, Fajardo, and Aguilera-Reyes, 2014, Conserv. Genet., 15: 49–59, report on genetic diversity and status of the endangered Ambystoma leorae (Ambystomatidae).
30 March 2014: Addition of Chiasmocleis haddadi, Chiasmocleis papachibe, and Chiasmocleis royi, as well the synonymy of Chiasmocleis jimi with Chiasmocleis hudsoni as well as revisionary comments from Peloso, Sturaro, Forlani, Gaucher, Motta, and Wheeler, 2014, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 136: 1–112.
21 March 2014: Naming of Pristimantis munozi (Craugastoridae) from Ecuador by Rojas-Runjaic, Delgado C., and Guayasamin, 2014, Zootaxa, 3780: 36–50.
21 March 2014: Huang, Duan, and Ji, 2014, Zootaxa, 3779: 497–500, report on larval morphology of Nanorana quadranus (Dicroglossidae) (as Feirana quadranus, Ranidae). The recognition of Feirana is novel, given its phylogenetic placement. But, even more surprising is the assignment to Ranidae because to accomplish this nomenclatural result requires the synonymy of Dicroglossidae, Rhacophoridae, and Mantellidae with Ranidae.
21 March 2014: Synonymy of Caecilita Wake and Donnelly, 2010, with Microcaecilia (Siphonopidae) by Wilkinson, Kok, Ahmed, and Gower, 2014, Zootaxa, 3779: 383–388.
21 March 2014: Ernst, Nienguesso, Lautenschläger, Barej, Schmitz, and Hölting, 2014, Zootaxa, 3779: 297–300, reported a population (likely a new species) of nominal Trichobatrachus robustus (Arthroleptidae) from the Serra do Pingano, Uíge province, northern Angola.
15 March 2014: Transfer of Ericabatrachus to Petropedetidae by Siu-Ting, Gower, Pisani, Kassahun, Gebresenbet, Menegon, Mengistu, Saber, de Sá, Wilkinson, and Loader, 2014, BMC Evol. Biol., 14(44): 1–26.
14 March 2014: Added comments with regard to the paper by Ostroshabov, Orlov, and Nguyen, 2013, Russ. J. Herpetol., 20: 301–324, where the species similar to Rhacophorus hoanglienensis and Rhacophorus orlovi in northern Vietnam were discussed, along with the naming to two species, Rhacophorus larissae and Rhacophorus viridimaculatus.
14 March 2014: Addition of relevant comments to accounts from Barrow, Ralicki, Emme, and Lemmon, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 75: 78–90, to the systematics of Pseudacris and providing a proof-of-concept for a new sequencing method.
13 March 2014: Addition of Liuixalus calcarius and Philautus catbaensis (Rhacophoridae) by Milto, Poyarkov, Orlov, and Nguyen, 2013, Russ. J. Herpetol., 20: 287–300.
12 March 2014: Addition of relevant citations to Conlon, Kolodziejek, Mechkarska, Coquet, Leprince, Jouenne, Vaudry, Nielsen, Nowotny, and King, 2014, Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part D, 9: 49–57, who discussed some ranid phylogenetic relationships based on peptide structure.
10 March 2014: Addition of citation to Vieira, Arzabe, and Vieira, 2006, Check List, 2: 55–56, who provided a range extension of Leptodactylus caatingae to Paraíba, Brazil.
9 March 2014: Addition of citation to Meng, Tao, Murphy, and Li, 2013, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 38: 679–686, who discussed the biogeography of Chinese amphibians with respect to plate tectonics.
9 March 2014: Addition of the new species Liuixalus catbaensis (Rhacophoridae), named by Nguyen, Matsui, and Yoshikawa, 2014, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 33: 29–37. This turns out to be a junior synonym of Liuixalus calcarius fide T.T. Nguyen, personal communication.
9 March 2014: Addition of the species Leptobrachium kantonishikawai (Megophryidae) from Sarawak, Malaysia, named by Hamidy and Matsui, 2014, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 33: 57–67.
8 March 2014: Addition of citation to Cruz, Marciano, and Napoli, 2014, Zootaxa, 3774: 97–102, who reported on advertisement and courtship calls of Phyllodytes wuchereri (Hylidae).
5 March 2014: Addition of the new species Amazophrynella manaos (Bufonidae) named by Rojas, Carvalho, Gordo, Ávila, Farias, and Hrbek, 2014, Zootaxa, 3753: 79–95, who also discussed the phylogenetics of the group.
5 March 2014: Addition of the new species, Trachycephalus helio (Hylidae) from Brazil by Nunes, Suárez, Gordo, and Pombal, 2013, Copeia, 2013: 634–640.
3 March 2014: Addition of citations to Tominaga, Matsui, and Nakata, 2014, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 31: 64–70, who reported on the genetic diversification within and among populations of Babina holsti (Ranidae).
2 March 2014: Addition of reports on vocal repertoire of Physalaemus cuvieri (Leptodactylidae) by Gambale and Bastos, 2014, Herpetol. J., 24: 31–39.
2 March 2014: Addition of citation to account of Hyperolius discodactylus (Hyperoliidae) with discussion of types, morphology, and range by Liedtke, Hügli, Dehling, Pupin, Menegon, Plumptre, Kujirakwinja, and Loader, 2014, Zootaxa, 3768: 253–290.
1 March 2014: Addition of range extension and discussion of distribution of Leptodactylus chaquensis (Leptodactylidae) by Oda, Santos, Gambale, Campos, Batista, and Affonso, 2014, Herpetozoa, Wien, 26: 195–200.
28 Feb 2014: Addition of range extension of Adelphobates castaneoticus (Dendrobatidae) by Camera and Krinski, 2014, Check List, 10: 244–245.
28 Feb 2014: Addition of citation to and synonymies by Oliver, Rittmeyer, Kraus, Richards, and Austin, 2013, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 67: 600–607, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of Mantophryne, including a reassignment of Pherohapsis menziesi to Mantophryne and Mantophryne infulata to Hylophorbus (Microhylidae).
27 Feb 2014: Addition of citations to Sabino-Pinto, Mayerl, Meilink, Grasso, Raaijmakers, Russo, Segal, Stegen, Clegg, Srikanthan, Glaw, and Vences, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 67–73, who reported on the advertisement call of Gephyromantis webbi, G. rivicola, and G. silvanus (Mantellidae).
27 Feb 2014: Addition of citation to Zank, Colombo, Adams, Borba, and Borges-Martins, 2013, Herpetol. Notes, 6: 555–557, first records of Melanophryniscus sanmartini (Microhylidae) from Brazil.
27 Feb 2014: Jablonski, Balej, Jůna, and Homolka, 2013, Herpetol. Notes, 6: 563–566, discuss low elevation (below 200 m) records of Salamandra salamandra (Salamandridae) in Slovenia, Croatia, and Bulgaria.
26 Feb 2014: Addition of three species of Oreophryne (O. cameroni, O. parkopanorum, O. gagneorum; Microhylidae) from Papua New Guinea, by Kraus, 2013, Zookeys, 333: 93–121.
25 Feb 2014: Addition of citations to Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 1–246, in all relevant accounts.
24 Feb 2014: Addition of citations to Mapouyat, Hirschfeld, Rödel, Liedtke, Loader, Gonwouo, Dahmen, Doherty-Bone, and Barej, 2014, Zootaxa, 3765: 29–53, who reported on larval morphology of nine species of Leptodactylodon (Arthroleptidae).
24 Feb 2014: Addition of Gastrotheca aguaruna and G. aratia, redelimitation of G. monticola, and resurrection of G. lojana (Hemiphractidae) by Duellman, Barley, and Venegas, 2014, Zootaxa, 3768: 159–177.
23 Feb 2014: Addition of Pseudopaludicola pocoto (Leptodactylidae) a new species from northeastern Brazil: Magalhães, Loebmann, Kokubum, Haddad, and Garda, 2014, Herpetologica, 70: 77–88.
23 Feb 2014: Leptopelis anebos, a new species from the Democratic Republic of Congo, by Portillo and Greenbaum, 2014, Herpetologica, 70: 100–119.
22 Feb 2014: Naming of new West African frog family, Odontobatrachidae by Barej, Schmitz, Günther, Loader, Mahlow, and Rödel, 2014, Frontiers Zool., 11(8): 1–27.
22 Feb 2014: Rediscovery of Pseudophilautus hypomelas; Wickramasinghe, Vidanapathirana, Rajeev, and Wickramasinghe, 2013, J. Threatened Taxa, 5: 5181–5193.
20 Feb 2014: Confirmation of synonymy of Hyperolius alticola with H. discodactylus by Liedtke, Hügli, Dehling, Pupin, Menegon, Plumptre, Kujirakwinja, and Loader, 2014, Zootaxa, 3768: 253–290, as well as substantial discussion of H. discodactylus.
15 Feb 2014: Naming of Ansonia lumut in Chan, Wood, Anuar, Muin, Quah, Sumarli, and Grismer, 2014, Zootaxa, 3764: 427–440.
14 Feb 2014: Resurrection of Amolops tuberodepressus and discussion of systematics of the Amolops mantzorum complex in Lu, Bi, and Fu, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 73: 40–52.
10 Feb 2014: Resurrection of Nyctimystes (Hylidae: Pelodryadinae) and addition of four new species: Kraus, 2013, Mem. Queensland Mus., 56: 581–587, and Menzies, 2014, Alytes, 30: 42–68. This was a tough decision to allow paraphyly back into Pelodraydinae. Recognition of Nyctimystes clearly requires the paraphyly of Litoria but this does not seem to trouble the people working on the groups.
25 Jan 2014: Addition of Microhyla mymensinghensis and M. mukhlesuri (Microhylidae), both named by Hasan, Islam, Kuramoto, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2014, Zootaxa, 3755: 401–418.
24 Jan 2014: Addition of citations in records to Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo and naming of Pristimantis mindo. This publication clearly includes many previous unpublished range extensions but because they did not include province boundaries in their maps, it was rarely clear to me what were new records.
24 Jan 2014: Added comments extending from the paper by Elmer, Bonett, Wake, and Lougheed, 2013, BMC Evol. Biol., 13(59): 1–16, who reported on the phylogenetics of South American species of Bolitoglossa (Plethodontidae), discussed biogeography, and detected considerable numbers of unnamed species diversity.
23 Jan 2014: Addition of citations to Kurabayashi and Sumida, 2013, BMC Genomics, 14 (633): 1–17, regarding the phylogenomics and phylogenetics of frogs.
23 Jan 2014: Addition of citations to Dodd, 2013, Frogs U.S. and Canada, 1&2 (North American frogs).
23 Jan 2014: Addition of citations to Freilich, Tollis, and Boissinot, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 71 : 157–169 (Ethiopian highland Ptychadena).
18 Jan 2014: Addition of Rhinella yunga (in the Rhinella margaritifera group, Bufonidae) and modifications of comments required by the recognition of the Rhinella festae group of Moravec, Lehr, Cusi, Córdova, and Gvoždík, 2014, ZooKeys, 371: 35–56.
18 Jan 2014: Addition of new species (Hypsiboas almendarizae, H. maculateralis, H. alfaroi, and H. tetete, the resurrection of H. steinbachi and redelimitation of H. fasciatus and H. calcaratus (Hylidae) required by these changes; all from Caminer and Ron, 2014, ZooKeys, 370 : 1–63.
17 Jan 2014: addition of Chiromantis inexpectatus (Rhacophoridae) and relevant comments from Matsui, Shimada, and Sudin, 2014, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 31: 45–51.
17 Jan 2014: Changes made relevant to Barej, Rödel, Loader, Menegon, Gonwouo, Penner, Gvoždík, Günther, Bell, Nagel, and Schmitz, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 71 : 261–273, involving the resurrection of Arthroleptides, restriction of Petropedetes, and naming of Odontobatrachus n. gen., of uncertain position.
17 January 2014: Version 6.0 went live.