Running log of changes and additions, 2017–

I attempt to summarize here what work I have done on ASW starting 1 January 2017. (Previous additions and changes are in another file.) 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.

23 July 2017: Added a new link in the "useful links" page to SysTax (http://www.biologie.uni-ulm.de/systax/), a GBIF-related database that provides access to, among many others, the type collection, seemingly all imaged, of the ZMB. 

23 July 2017: Added a comment under Bolitoglossa paraensis (Plethodontidae), noting the publication of Gutsche, Tillack, and Mahlow, 2017, Zootaxa, 4282: 395–400, who found the original holotype, redescribed it and set aside the now invalid neotype. 

23 July 2017: Added a comment under Physalaemus nanus (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Ceron and Santana, 2017, Zootaxa, 4277: 280–281, who described the larval morphology.

19 July 2017: Added Bryophryne phuyuhampatu (Craugastoridae), named by Catenazzi, Ttito, Diaz, and Shepack, 2017, ZooKeys, 685: 65–81, from the Quispillomayo valley, Área de Conservación Privada (ACP) Ukumari Llaqta, Distrito Paucartambo, Provincia Paucartambo, Departamento de Cusco, Peru. 

19 July 2017: Added Bolitoglossa yariguiensis (Plethodontidae), named by Meza-Joya, Hernández-Jaimes, and Ramos-Pallares, 2017, Zootaxa, 4294: 93–111, from the municipality of San Vicente de Chucurí in the Eastern Andes of the Department of Santander, Colombia. 

19 July 2017: Added a comment under Rhinella meriana (Bufonidae) noting the publicaiton of Silva, Schiesari, and Menin, 2017, Zootaxa, 4294:145–150, who reported on larval morphology, clutch size, and egg deposition site. 

19 July 2017: Added a comment under Dendropsophus novaisi (Hylidae), noting the publication of Protázio, Protázio, Conceição, Braga, Santos, Ribeiro, and Souza, 2017, Zootaxa, 4294: 127–129, who reported on the advertisement call. 

19 July 2017: Added comments under Brachycephalus albolineatus (Brachycephalidae), Brachycephalus auroguttatus,Brachycephalus boticario, Brachycephalus fuscolineatus, Brachycephalus leopardus, Brachycephalus mariaeterezae, Brachycephalus olivaceus, Brachycephalus quiririensis, and Brachycephalus verrucosus, noting the publication of Condez, Monteiro, and Haddad, 2017, Zootaxa, 4290: 395–400, who suggested that these forms requires taxonomic reassessment due to errors (detailed by them) in the original diagnosis and descriptions. 

19 July 2017: Added Andinobates victimatus (Dendrobatidae), named by Márquez, Mejía-Vargas, Palacios-Rodríguez, Ramírez-Castañeda, and Amézquita, 2017, Zootaxa, 4290: 531–546, named from Chichiridó, Dabeiba, Antioquia, Colombia. 

19 July 2017: Added Megophrys liboensis (Megophryidae), named as Xenophrys liboensis by Zhang, Li, Xiao, Li, Pan, Wang, Zhang, and Zhou, 2017, Asian Herpetol. Res., 8: 75–85, from "Libo County, Guizhou Province, China (25.4731°N 108.1054°E, elevation 634m a.s.l.)". Although named as a Xenophrys, the paper was clearly submitted prior to the revision of Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 744–771. 

19 July 2016: Added a comment under Leptobrachium bompu (Megophryidae) and modified the range statement to include Upper Medog, Xizang, China, reflecting the publication of Liang, Liu, Wang, Ding, Wu, Xie, and Jiang, 2017, Asian Herpetol. Res., 8: 137–146, who reported on specimens from Upper Medog, Xizang, China, and provided descriptions of tadpole and adult morphology, advertisement calls, and its phylogenetic position within Leptobrachium

18 July 2017: Added a comment under Fejervarya multistriata (Dicroglossidae) noting the publication of Yang, Peng, Xu, and Huang, 2017, Asian Herpetol. Res., 8: 22–26, who reported on color pattern polymorphism in a population in Lingnan, Huangshan, China. 

17 July 2017: Added comments under Diasporus tigrillo and Diasporus citrinobapheus (Eleutherodactylidae) noting the publicaton of García-Rodríguez, Arias, and Chaves, 2016, Neotropical Biodiversity, 2: 59–68, who provided molecular, acoustic, and ecological evidence of the distinctiveness of the two species. 

17 July 2017: Modified the range statement and added a comment to the Eleutherodactylus nivicolimae (Eleutherodactylidae) record noting the publication of Quezada-Hipólito, Suazo-Ortuño, Alvarado-Díaz, Medina- Aguilar, and Pérez-Centurion, 2016, Acta Zool. Mexicana, N.S., 32: 192–194, who provided a record for southwestern Michoacán, Mexico, and mapped the range. 

16 July 2017: Corrected the authorship of Ambystoma mavortium melanostictum (Ambystomatidae) to Cooper, 1859, Nat. Hist. Washington Terr.. Thanks to Ken Tighe at the USNM. 

6 July 2017: Added a comment under Smilisca dentata (HylidaeO noting the publication of Avila-Villegas and Flores de Anda, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 386, which provided a new record in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and briefly discussed the range. 

6 July 2017: Added a comment under Sarcohyla pentheter (Hylidae) noting the publication of Palacios-Aguilar, Santos-Bibiano, and Beltrán-Sánchez, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 385–386, which provided a new record in Guerrero, Mexico, and briefly discussed the range. 

6 July 2017: Added a comment and modified the range statement of Rhinella jimi (Bufonidae) noting the publication of Valencia-Zuleta and Maciel, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 385, which provided records from Espíritu Santo and Pará, Brazil, and briefly discussed the range. 

6 July 2017: Added a comment and modified the range statement of Lithobates sphenocephalus (Ranidae) noting the publication of Root, Passamaneck, and Keele, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 385, who noted an introduced population in Madera County, California, USA, in the San Joaquin River. 

6 July 2017: Added a comment under Proceratophrys brauni (Odontophrynidae) noting the publication of Toffolo, Nunes, Soares, and Zanella, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 385, who provided a record from Parque Estadual Pagagal Charão, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and briefly discussed the range. 

6 July 2017: Added a comment under Occidozyga laevis (Dicroglossidae) noting the publication of Binaday, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 385, who provided a record for Batan, Philippines, and briefly discussed the range. 

6 July 2017: Added a comment under Lithobates taylori (Ranidae) referencing the publication of Flores, de Gracia, and Rivas, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 383, who provided a record for Los Santos Province, Panama and briefly discussed the range. 

5 July 2017: Added a comment under and modified the range statement for Dryophytes chrysoscelis (Hylidae) to reflect the publication of Tye, Geluso, and Harner, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 382–382, who provided a record for central Nebraska, USA, and discussed the range and possibility of introductions in Nebraska and South Dakota, USA. 

5 July 2017: Added a comment under Nymphargus griffithsi (Centrolenidae) noting the publication of Arcila-Pérez, Ríos-Soto, Montilla, Londoño-Guarnizo, Gómez, and Vargas-Salinas, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 275–280, who reported on vocalization and natural history on a population in the central Andes of Colombia. These authors also provided a dot-range map. 

5 July 2017: Added Ansonia khaochangensis (Bufonidae), named by Grismer, Wood, Aowphol, Cota, Grismer, Murdoch, Aguilar, and Grismer, 2016, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., DOI: 10.1111/bij.12886/; lsid:zoobank.org:pub:20A5589C-7E6F-4245-860A-3BBB2A20B6DC]: 1–25, from Takua Pa District, Phang Nga Province, southern Thailand. These authors also reported on the molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the genus. 

5 July 2017: Added a comment under Atelopus hanumae (Bufonidae) noting the publication of Carvajalino-Fernández, Porras, Ortega-Chinchilla, and Barrientos, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 273–275, reporting on vocalizations. 

2 July 2017: Added Plectrohyla calvata (Hylidae), named by McCranie, 2017, Mesoam. Herpetol., 4: 390–401, from the eastern slope of Montaña de CelaqueDepartamento de Lempira, Honduras. 

2 July 2017: Completed a first pass through Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1 (salamanders, caecilians, Bombinatoridae, Megophryidae, Bufonidae, and Hylidae), which added no new species, but caused me to modify more-or-less all range statements for the Chinese amphibians covered. The volume contains many taxonomic novelties, not all adequately explained within a phylogenetic context, most of which have not been included into this catalog for the simple reason that I have not had the time to evaluate them against available phylogenetic trees. The text appears to have gone to press in 2014, so does not include the most recent literature, but the keys, maps, and and summaries of knowledge of the species alone make this a very valuable >1000 page volume to have. 

27 June 2017: Added comments and modified range statements for the species of Amolops (Ranidae) known to occur in China, to reflect the publication of Hou, Yu, Chen, Liao, Zhang, Chen, Li, and Orlov, 2017, Russ. J. Herpetol., 24: 99–127. Theloderma andersoni (in error referred to as Theloderma tuberculatum) was removed from Theloderma but not assigned to another genus, although intimating that it might belong in Raorchestes

27 June 2017: Added Amolops xinduqiao (Ranidae), named by Fei, Ye, Wang, and Jiang, 2017, Zool. Res., Kunming, 38: 138–145, from near Xinduqiao, Sichuan, China. The name Amolops kangtingensis, mistakenly applied to this population was placed into the synonymy of Amolops mantzorum. 

25 June 2017: Added Arthroleptella atermina (Pyxicephalidae) (Kanonberg, in the Riviersonderend Mountains near Greyton), Arthroleptella draconella (Zachariashoek, Klein Drakenstein Mountains), and Arthroleptella kogelbergensis (near Oudebosch, Kogelberg Nature Reserve), all in Western Cape Province, Rep. South Africa, all named by near Turner and Channing, 2017, Afr. J. Herpetol., 66: 53–78, who also provided a Bayesian molecular consensus tree of the relationships within Arthroleptella

24 June 2017: Added a comment under Fejervarya manoharani (Dicroglossidae) and modified its range statement, noting the publication of  Kiran, Anoop, Sivakumar, Dinesh, Mano, Deuti, and George, 2017, Zootaxa, 4277: 491–502, who reported a second locality in the Agasthyamala Hills of South India and described its complete mitochondrial genome. 

24 June 2017: Added Fejervarya cepfi (Dicroglossidae) (Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India), Fejervarya kadar (Thavalakuzhipara, Vazhachal forest division, Thrissur district, Kerala state, India), Fejervarya neilcoxi (Parambikulam, Palakkad district, Kerala state, India ), and Fejervarya manoharani (Chathankod-Bonnacaud, Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala state, India).all named by Garg and Biju, 2017, Zootaxa, 4277: 451–490, who redelimited Fejervarya rufescens, and formulated species group within Fejervarya

23 June 2017: Added Isthmura corrugata (Plethodontidae), named by Sandoval-Comte, Pineda-Arredeondo, Rovito, and Luría-Manzano: 573–582, from 9 km northwest of Coatepec, Veracruz, México .  

13 June 2017: Added a comment under Rhombophryne (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Scherz, Hawlitschek, Andreone, Rakotoarison, Vences, and Glaw, 2017, Zootaxa, 4273: 301–340, who reported on the molecular systematics and osteology of the Rhombophryne serratopalpebrosa species group and named two species, Rhombophryne diadema (high elevations of the Sorata Massif in northern Madagascar) and Rhombophryne regalis (Anjanaharibe-Sud, Ambolokopatrika, and Besariaka, northern Madagascar).  

9 June 2017: Dealt with the breakup of the Eurycea quadridigitata complex (Plethodontidae) as nicely revised by Wray, Means, and Steppan, 2017, Herpetol. Monogr., 31: 18–46. Two species were named: Eurycea hillisi (southern Alabama to central Georgia and south into central Panhandle Florida) and Eurycea sphagnicola (Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida Panhandle, USA), one name resurrected, Eurycea paludicola (eastern third of Texas, eastward into portions of southern Arkansas, most of Louisiana, and eastern Mississippi) and two species revised, Eurycea chamberlaini (Piedmont and coastal plain in both North and South Carolina the central coastal plain in North Carolina) and Eurycea quadridigitata (Coastal Plain from southern North Carolina southward through the eastern half of South Carolina and into southern Georgia and all of Florida; documented in extreme southwestern Alabama and extreme eastern Louisiana). 

8 June 2017: Added Hylodes caete (Hylodidae), named by Malagoli, de Sá, Canedo, and Haddad, 2017, Herpetologica, 73: 136–147, from the Serra do Mar, state of São Paulo, Brazil. 

8 June 2017: Added Sphaenorhynchus cammaeus (Hylidae), named by Roberto, Araujo-Vieira, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Ávila, 2017, Herpetologica, 73: 148–161, from the Reserva Biológica de Pedra Talhada, municipality of Quebrangulo, Alagoas, northeastern Brazil, ca. 850 m elevation. 

8 June 2017: Resurrected Rhinella beebei (Bufonidae) for populations east of the Andes in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, and French Guiana formerly assigned to Rhinella humboldti, to reflect the publication of Murphy, Angarita-Sierra, Downie, and Jowers, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 267–278, who revised the taxa. Rhinella humboldti, similarly, was restricted to the Magdalena Valley of Colombia to the Caribbean coast. 

8 June 2017: Added comments under Ololygon (Hylidae), Ololygon heyeri, Ololygon humilis, Ololygon longilineus, and Ololygon trapicheiro to reflect the publication of Hepp, Lourenço, and Pombal, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 212–230, who reviewed the Scinax catharinae species group (now Ololygon). 

8 June 2017: Added comments under Colomascirtus antioquia (Hylidae) and Colomascirtus larinopygrion to reflect the publication of Rivera-Correa, Vargas-Salinas, and Grant, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 237–244, who described the advertisement calls. 

8 June 2017: Added Choerophryne crucifer (Microhylidae), Choerophryne multisyllaba, and Choerophryne bisyllaba, named by Günther and Richards, 2017, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 93: 265–279, from mountains and foothills of southern and northeastern Papua New Guinea. 

8 June 2017: Added Pristimantis boucephalus (Craugastoridae), named by Lehr, Moravec, Cusi, and Gvoždík, 2017, Eur. J. Taxon., 325: 1–22, from Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park, Region Pasco, Peru. 

6 June 2017: Added Phrynopus anancites, Phrynopus capitalis, Phrynopus dumicola, and Phrynopus personatus (Craugastoridae), named by Rodríguez and Catenazzi, 2017, Zootaxa, 4273: 381–406, from Río Abiseo National Park in northeastern Peru. 

6 June 2017: Added Leptolalax puhoatensis (Megophryidae), named by Rowley, Dau, and Cao, 2017, Zootaxa, 4273: 61–79, from Pu Hoat Nature Reserve, Nghe An Province, Vietnam.

2 June 2017: Added Rhinella lilyrodriguezae (Bufonidae), named by Cusi, Moravec, Lehr, and Gvoždík, 2017, ZooKeys, 673: 21–47, from the Cordillera Azul National Park, Alto Biavo District, Bellavista Province, San Martín Region, Peru. 

2 June 2017: Added Hyalinobatrachium yaku (Centrolenidae), named by Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, Maynard, Lynch, Culebras, and Hamilton, 2017, ZooKeys, 673: 1–20, from Kallana, province of Pastaza, Amazonian Ecuador.

2 June 2017: Added a comment under Crossodactylodes itambe (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication by Santos, Pezzuti, Barata, Leite, and Garcia, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12: 14–23, who reported on larval morphology. 

2 June 2017: Adde a comment under Boana jaguariaivensis (Hylidae), noting the publication of Guerra Batista, Lingnau, and Bastos, 2017, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 12: 34–41, who reported on vocalizations. 

1 June 2017: Added a comment under Oreolalax sterlingae (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Rowley, Tapley, Chung, and Altig, Zootaxa, 4272: 579–582, reported on larval morphology. 

1 June 2017: Added Limnonectes quangninhensis (Dicroglossidae), named by Pham, Le, Nguyen, Ziegler, Wu, and Nguyen, 2017, Zootaxa, 4269: 545–558, from Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.

1 June 2017: Added Phyllomedusa chaparroi (Phyllomedusidae), named by Castroviejo-Fisher, Köhler, De la Riva, and Padial, 2017, Zootaxa, 4269: 254–264, named from Shucshuyacu,Departamento San Martín, Peru.  

1 June 2017: Added Desmognathus valentinei (Plethodontidae) from southeastern Louisiana east to southwestern Alabama, USA, named by Means, Lamb, and Bernardo, 2017, Zootaxa, 4263: 467–506. 

1 June 2017: Added a comment under Odontophrynidae, noting the publication of Blotto, Pereyra, Faivovich, Dias, and Grant, 2017, Zootaxa, 4258: 425–442, who reportd on the evolution of foot musculature in the family. 

1 June 2017: Added Hyalinobatrachium muiraquitan (Centrolenidae), named by Oliveira and Hernández-Ruz, 2017, Internatl. J. Res. Stud. Biosci., 5 (3): 1–12, from Vitoria farm (S: 02º58”00’ and W 052º13”00) in the municipality of Vitória do Xingu, State of Pará, Brazil.  

1 June 2017: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Ischnocnema parva (Brachycephalidae) noting the publication of Gehara, Barth, Oliveira, Costa, Haddad, and Vences, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 68–78, who reported on molecular phylogenetics of the Ischnocnema parva complex, and noted that the species Ischnocnema parva is likely restricted to the type locality with other parts of the nominal range inhabited by unnamed species. 

1 June 2017: Added a comment under Pleuroeles waltl (Salamandridae) noting the publicaton of Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Barbosa, and Martínez-Solano, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 122–137, who reported on the molecular phylogeography of this species. 

1 June 2017: Added comments under Rana (Ranidae), Rana dybowskii, Rana pirica, and Rana uenoi to reflect the publication of Yang, Zhou, Min, Matsui, Dong, Li, and Fong, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 148–157, who reported on the molecular phylogeneetics and biogeography of the Rana dybowskii species complex. 

1 June 2017: Added comments under Anomaloglossus (Aromobatidae), and the species of the Anomaloglossus degranvillei and Anomaloglossus stepheni groups, noting revised ranges, unnamed cryptic species, and phylogenetics reflecting the publication of Vacher, Kok, Rodrigues, Lima, Lorenzini, Martinez, Fallet, Courtois, Blanc, Gaucher, Dewynter, Jairam, Ouboter, Thébaud, and Fouquet, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 112: 158–173. 

31 May 2017: Modified the range statement for "Eleutherodactylus" bilineatus (Craugastoridae) and added a comment to the account to reflect the publication of Dias, Mira-Mendes, Souza-Costa, Juncá, and Solé, 2017, ZooKeys, 677: 151–159, who reported on vocalization and range. 

4 May 2017: Added Brachycephalus darkside (Brachycephalidae), named by Guimarães, Luz, Rocha, and Feio, 2017, Zootaxa, 4258: 327–344, from 'Trilha do Cruzeiro' (20°52'40.7"S, 042°31'14.6"W; 1266 m a.s.l.), Parque Estadual da Serra do Brigadeiro (PESB), district of Careço, Municipality of Ervalia, Minas Gerais State, Brazil. 

4 May 2017: Added Gracixalus jinggangensis (Rhacophoridae), named by Zeng, Zhao, Chen, Chen, Zhang, and Wang, 2017, Zootaxa, 4250: 171–185, from theJingzhushan Area (26°29′28.53″ N, 114°04′32.94″ E; 1208 m elevation), Mount Jinggang, Jiangxi Province, China. 

4 May 2017: Added Megophrys (Ophryophryne) elfina (Megophryidae), named by Poyarkov, Duong, Orlov, Gogoleva, Vassilieva, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, Che, and Mahony, 2017, ZooKeys, 672: 1–120, from Chu Yang Sin National Park, Bong Krang Commune, Lak District, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam. The ranges of Megophrys synoria and Megophrys gerti were modified to correspond to the results of the general review of Ophryophryne provided by the authors.

13 April 2017: Added Microhyla taraiensis (Microhylidae), named by Khatiwada, Shu, Wang, Thapa, Wang, and Jiang, 2017, Zootaxa, 4254: 221–239, from Jamun Khadi, Jhapa district, Nepal. These authors provided new records for Microhyla nilphamariensis from central and eastern Nepal. 

6 April 2017: Placed Telmatobius zapahuirensis (Telmatobiidae) into the synonymy of Telmatobius pefauri, and modified the range statement of the latter, in conformity with the study of  Fibla, Sáez, Salinas, Araya, Sallaberry-Ayerza, and Méndez-Torres, 2017, Zootaxa, 4250: 301–314, who provided a detailed study of morphology and molecular phylogenetics of the species and detailed the range. 

4 April 2017: Added Rhacophorus zhoukaiyae (Rhacophoridae), named by T. Pan, Y. Zhang, and B. Zhang in Pan, Zhang, Wang, Wu, Kang, Qian, Li, Zhang, Chen, Rao, Jiang, and Zhang, 2017, Asian Herpetol. Res., 8: 1–13, from .Qianping, Jinzhai County, Anhui, China in the Dabie Mountains. 

2 April 2017: Added a comment under and modified the range statement for Fritziana ulei (Hemiphractidae) to reflect the publication of Menegucci, Gaiga, and Machado, 2017, Check List, 13 (2: 2061): 1–3, who reported new localities in the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil, and discussed the range. 

31 March 2017: Added a comment under Uperodon taprobanicus (Microhylidae) noting the publication of Ravikanth, Narayana, Mohan, and Naresh, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 121, who provided a record for the Eastern Ghats of the state of Telegana, South India. 

31 March 2017: Added a comment under and modified the range statement of Rhacophorus suffry (Rhacophoridae) to reflect the publication of Lalremsanga, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 121, who provided the second record of this species, and the first for the state of Mizoram, northeastern India. 

31 March 2017: Added a comment and modified the range statement of Odorrana mawphlangensis (Ranidae) to reflect the publication of Lalremsanga, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 120, who provided a record  for the state of Mizoram, northeastern India. 

31 March 2017: Added a comment under Elachistocleis pearsei (Microhylidae) noting the publication of Flores, Peña, and Rivas, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 118–119, who provided a range extension to Cerro Hoya National Park, Mariato District, Veraguas, Panama, and discussed the range. 

31 March 2017: Added a comment and modified the range statement for Cardioglossa leucomystax (Arthroleptidae) to reflect the publication of Pauwels, De Bakker, and Maddison, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 118, who provided a record for Ngounié Province, Gabon, and discussed the range.

31 March 2017: Added a comment under, and modified the range statement for Anotheca spinosa (Hylidae), noting the publication of Torrez-Pérez and Barragán-Vazquez, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 118, reported the species for Tabasco, Mexico. 

30 March 2017: Reorganized the genera of megophryines (Megophryidae) to reflect the revision by Mahony, Foley, Biju, and Teeling, 2017, Mol. Biol. Evol., 34: 744–771, who provided a detailed phylogenetic analysis, divergence time estimates within the group. Ophryophrne, Xenophrys, Panophrys, Atympanophrys, Brachytarsophrys, Megophrys, and Pelobatrachus as subgenera. 

29 March 2017: Added comments under Bufo bufo (Bufonidae) and Bufo spinosus, noting the publication of Trujillo, Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Arntzen, and Martínez-Solano, 2017, Contrib. Zool., Amsterdam, 86: 1–10, who reported on a hybridizing population in northwestern France with no evidence of restriction to gene flow. 

29 March 2017: Added Ansonia teneritas (Bufonidae), named by Waser, Schweizer, Haas, Das, Jankowski, Min, and Hertwig, 2017, Organisms Divers. Evol., 17: 287–303, from the Sungei Julan on the northern side of the Usun Apau Plateau just above the falls of the Sungei Julan Valley, Usun Apau National Park, Sarawak, East Malaysia (Borneo). The authors also addressed the molecular phylogenetics of the genus with special reference to the species of Borneo. 

29 March 2017: Added Dendropsophus arndti (Hylidae) (from Amazonian Bolivia), Dendropsophus vraemi (from La Mar, Peru), resurrected Dendropsophus reticulatus, and redelimited Dendropsophus leucophyllatus and Dendropsophus triangulum, all with reference to the revision by Caminer, Milá, Jansen, Fouquet, Venegas, Chávez, Lougheed, and Ron, 2017, PLoS One, 12(3: e0171785): 1–42. 

29 March 2017: Added Kurixalus sapaensis (Rhacophoridae), named by Matsui, Ohler, Eto, and Nguyen, 2017, Alytes, 33: 25–37, from Fan Si Pan, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam. This required that the range of Kurixalus carinensis be restricted to Thailand and Myanmar and some literature ostensibly addressing Kurixalus carinensis be assigned to the Kurixalus sapaensis account.  

29 March 2017: Added a comment under Schismaderma carens (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Viertel and Channing, 2017, Alytes, 33: 38–46, who reported on larval morphology. 

29 March 2017: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Ingerana charlesdarwini (Dicroglossidae) noting the publication of Chandramouli, 2017, Alytes, 33: 47–54, who discussed the taxonomic history, recent collections, and range and considered the generic assignment to be provisional.  

29 March 2017: Added Pristimantis ecuadorensis (Craugastoridae), named by Guayasamin, Hutter, Tapia, Culebras, Peñafiel, Pyron, Morochz, Funk, and Arteaga-Navarro, 2017, PLoS One, 12(3:e0172615): 1–21, from ca. 3 km NE of San Francisco de Las Pampas, Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador. The effect of this was to restrict the range statement of Pristimantis ornatissimus to localities below 1100 m. 

28 March 2017: Added Rhombophryne nilevina (Microhylidae), named by Lambert, Hutter, and Scherz, 2017, Zoosyst. Evol., 93: 143-155, from Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar.  

28 March 2017: Added a comment under Proceratophrys mantiqueira (Odontophrynidae), noting the publication of Provete, Guimarães, Melo, and Rossa-Feres, 2017, Copeia, 2017: 46–52, who reported on larval morphology with special reference to internal oral features. 

28 March 2017: Added comments under Leptobrachella and Leptolalax (Megophryidae) noting the publication of Matsui, Eto, Nishikawa, Hamidy, Belabut, Ahmad, Panha, Khonsue, and Grismer, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 36: 11–21, who presented an mtDNA tree that suggested that Leptobrachella is phylogenetically imbedded within Leptolalax

28 March 2017: Added a comment under Kurixalus eiffingeri (Rhacophoridae) noting the publication of Kishimoto and Hayashi, 2017, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 36: 37–45, who reported on embryonic and larval development stages. 

28 March 2017: Added a comment under, and modified the range statement of Dendropsophus tintinnabulum (Hylidae), noting the publication of Teixeira and Giaretta, 2017, Phyllomedusa, 15: 119–126, who reported on its rediscovery, range, ecology, external morphology, and calls. 

28 March 2017: Aded a comment under Ichthyosaura alpestris (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Heiss, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 137–141, who reported on a neotenic/leucistic population in the Province of Bolzano, northern Italy. 

28 March 2017: Added Pristimantis attenboroughi (Craugastoridae), named by Lehr and von May, 2017, ZooKeys, 660: 17–42, named from the Pui Pui Protected Forest of Pasco and Junin, Peru.  

28 March 2017: Added Leptolalax petrops (Megorphryidae), named by Rowley, Dau, Hoang, Le, Cutajar, and Nguyen, 2017, Zootaxa, 4243: 554–564, from Cham Chu Nature Reserve, Tuyen Quang Province, Vietnam. 

28 March 2017: Added a comment under Pristimantis (Craugastoridae) noting the publication of González-Durán, Targino, Rada, and Grant, 2017, Zootaxa, 4243: 42–74, who provided a detailed phylogenetic analysis of the Pristimantis leptolophus species group, resulting in the naming of the Pristimantis boulengeri species group. They also provided a rather large phylogenetic analysis of Craugastoridae that illiminated a number of ongoing issues.  

28 March 2017: Added Pelodytes atlanticus (Pelodytidae), from southern Portugal, and Pelodytes hespericus from Spain, named by  Díaz-Rodríguez, Gehara, Márquez, Vences, Gonçalves, Sequeira, Martínez-Solano, and Tejedo, 2017, Zootaxa, 4243: 1–41, who also redelimited the range of Pelodytes punctatus. 

27 March 2017: Added a comment under Pristimantis (Craugastoridae) noting the publication of Rivera-Correa, Jiménez-Rivillas, and Daza-R., 2017, Zootaxa, 4242: 313–343, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics of the Pristimantis leptolophus species group, and named Pristimantis leopardus from Cerro La Vieja, Páramo de Sonsón, Municipio de Sonsón, Departamento de Antioquia, Colombia. 

27 March 2017: Added a comment under Cochranella resplendens (Centrolenidae) and modified the range statement to reflect the publication of Molina-Zuluaga, Cano, Restrepo, Rada, and Daza-R., 2017, Zootaxa, 4238: 268–274, rwho eported an apparently disjunct population on the eastern slope of the central Andes in the Departamento Antioquia, Colombia, at 1309 and 1699 m elevation, for a species otherwise known only from the eastern slopes of the Andes, below 900 m, in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. 

27 March 2017: Added Phyllodytes megatympanum (Hylidae) named by Marciano, Lantyer-Silva, and Solé, 2017, Zootaxa, 4238: 135–142, from southern Bahia, Brazil. 

27 March 2017: Added a comment under Scinax hayii (Hylidae) noting the publication of Santos and Martins, 2017, Zootaxa, 4232: 58–585, who reported a bioacoustic analysis from the type locality. 

8 March 2017: Added Dendropsophus bromeliaceus (Hylidae), named by Ferreira, Faivovich, Beard, and Pombal, 2015, PLoS One, 10 (12: e0142893): 1–24, from the surroundings of the Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi (19°54’27”S, 40°31’05”W; 878 m a.s.l.), Santa Teresa, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil.

7 March 2017: Added Chiasmocleis migueli (Microhylidae) (from Municipality of San Luzia do Itanhy, Sergipes, Brazil), Chiasmocleis veracruz (from State of Bahia, Brazil), and Chiasmocleis altomontana (from Municipality of Bananal, State of São Paulo, Brazil), named by Forlani, Tonini, Cruz, Zaher, and de Sá, 2017, PeerJ, 5(e3005): 1–43, who reported on molecular phylogenetics of the species in the genus and provided a spot map of the species. 

24 February 2017: Added a comment under Adenomera diptyx (Leptodactylidae) noting the publication of Zaracho and Kokubum, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 1–9, who reported on larval morphology and reproduction. 

24 February 2017: Placed Hyla molitor Schmit, 1857 (Dendropsophus molitor, Hylidae), as a senior synonym of Hyla labialis Peters, 1863 (Dendropsophus labialis), follwing the publication of Jungfer, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 18–24; in his synonymy of Dendropsophus molitor he did not include a number of names traditionally in the synonymy of Denropsophus labialis, although what this implies is unknown.  

24 February 2017: Added a comment under Rana temporaria (Ranidae) noting the publication of Vences, Sarasola-Puente, Sanchez, Amat, and Hauswaldt, 2017, Salamandra, 53 : 25–33, who reported on deep mtDNA lineages in the species, with particular reference to northern Spain. 

24 February 2017: Added Gephryomantis (Asperomantisceratophrys (Mantellidae), resurrected from the synonymy of Gephyromantis asper by Vences, Köhler, Pabijan, Bletz, Gehring, Rakotoarison, Ratsoavina, Andreone, Crottini, and Glaw, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 77–98. These authors also named the subgenus Asperomantis to relieve the nonmonophyly of Duboimantis, discussed the molecular phylogenetics, comparative morphology, and acoustic data and provided accounts for the members of this new subgenus: Gephryomantis ambohitra, Gephryomantis asper, Gephryomantis ceratophrys, Gephryomantis spinifer, and Gephryomantis tahotra. 

22 February 2017: Added seven new species of Nyctibatrachus (Nyctibatrachidae) from the Western Ghats of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, southern India, named by Garg, Suyesh, Sukesan, and Biju, 2017, PeerJ, 5(e3007; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3007): 1–50 (Nyctibatrachus athirappillyensis, Nyctibatrachus manalari, Nyctibatrachus pulivijayani, Nyctibatrachus radcliffei, Nyctibatrachus robinmoorei, Nyctibatrachus sabarimalai, and Nyctibatrachus webilla). 

22 February 2017: Resurrected Hypsiboas xerophylla (Hylidae) from the synonymy of Hypsiboas crepitans following the revision by Orrico, Nunes, Mattedi, Fouquet, Lemos, Rivera-Correa, Lyra, Loebmann, Pimenta, Caramaschi, Rodrigues, and Haddad, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 99–113. 

22 February 2017: Added comments under Alsodes (Alsodidae) and Alsodes norae noting the publication of Formas and Cuevas, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 131–136, who reviewed the comparative larval morphology of the species and specifically described the larval morphology of Alsodes cf. norae

21 February 2017: Added a comment under Capensibufo rosei (Bufonidae) noting the publication of da Silva, Feldheim, Daniels, Edwards, and Tolley, 2017 "2016", Afr. J. Herpetol., 65: 69–82, who reported on population genetics and population structure within the species. 

16 February 2017: Added Capensibufo magistratus (Bufonidae), Capensibufo selenophos, and Capensibufo deceptus, as well as revising the geographic limits of Capensibufo rosei, all found on various mountains in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, with which these species were formerly confused, to bring this catalogue into line with the revision of Channing, Measey, De Villiers, Turner, and Tolley, 2017, Zootaxa, 4232: 282–292. 

13 February 2017: Added a comment and modified the range statement for Scinax exiguus (Hylidae) to reflect the publication of  Araujo-Vieira, 2017 "2016", Herpetol. Rev., 47: 624, who provided the first records from Brazil, from the state of Roraima, municipalities of Boa Vista, Paracaíma, and Tepequém. 

13 February 2017: Added a comment and modified the range statement for Nyctibates corrugatus (Arthroleptidae) to reflect the publication of Neil and Jongsma, 2017 "2016", Herpetol. Rev., 47: 623–624, wo provided a record for Estuaire Province, Gabon, the first record for that country. 

11 February 2017: Added a comment under Stefania (Hemiphractidae) to reflect the publication of Kok, Russo, Ratz, Means, MacCulloch, Lathrop, Aubret, and Bossuyt, 2017, J. Biogeograph., 44: 170–181, who provided a molecular-based phylogenetic analysis and biogeography, and who noted 10 unnamed species. 

10 February 2017: Added a comment under Pelophylax saharicus (Ranidae), noting the publication of Nicolas, Mataame, Crochet, Geniez, and Ohler, 2015, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 53: 239–248, who  on molecular phylogeography. 

10 February 2017: Added a comment and modified the range statement for Insuetophrynus acarpicus (Rhinodermatidae) to note the extension of the range 90 km to the south of previous records to  Llancahue ca. 10 km southeast of the city of Valdivia (39°50ʹ S, 073°10ʹ W), Los Ríos region, Chile, published by Parada, Fenolio, Olivares, and Nuñez, 2017, Check List, 13(1: 2034): 1–4. 

9 February 2017: Added a comment under Rhinella ceratophrys (Bufonidae) and modified the range statement to reflect the publication of Rojas-Runjaic, Camargo-Siliet, Carvalho, and La Marca, 2017, Check List, 13(1: 2035): 1–6, who reported the species from Cerro Neblina, Venezuela, and discussed and mapped the range of the species.  

9 February 2017: Added a comment and modified the range statement for the Scinax cardosoi (Hylidae) record to reflect the publication of Moroti, Ferreira, Santos, Soares, and Machado, 2017, Check List, 13(1: 2042): 1–3, who provided a record from southeastern state of São Paulo, Brazil, and mapped the range of the species. 

9 February 2017: Added a comment under Leptodactylus viridis (Leptodactylidae) noting the publication of. Rocha, Pezzuti, and Garcia, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 342–344, who reported on the advertisement call. 

9 February 2017: Added a comment under Epipedobates (Dendrobatidae), noting the publication of Tarvin, Powell, Santos, Ron, and Cannatella, 2017, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 109: 283–295, who reported on molecular phylogenetics of this group, the evolution of aposematism in the group, as well as the substantial data discordance which has been the source of considerable misunderstanding in phylogenetic inference. 

8 February 2017: Modified the range statement and added a comment for Psychrophrynella illimani (Craugastoridae) to reflect the publication of e Willaert, Reichle, Stegen, Martel, Lavayen, Sánchez de Lozada Bianco, Greenhawk, Agostini, and Muñoz-Saravia, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 317–327, who reported on range, morphology, ecology, reproduction, and call. 

8 February 2017: Added Pristimantis ashaninka (Craugastoridae), named by Lehr and Moravec, 2017, ZooKeys, 645: 88, fromthe border of the Pui Pui Protected Forest (11°12′38.5″S, 74°57′28.9″W), 1700 m elevation, Distrito Pichanaqui, Provincia Chanchamayo, Región Junín, Peru.  

8 February 2017: Added Aplastodiscus lutzorum (Hylidae), named by Berneck, Giaretta, Brandão, Cruz, and Haddad, 2017, ZooKeys, 642: 115–130, from Fazenda São Bento Municipality of Alto Paraíso de Goiás, Goiás State, Brazil. This species was previous confused with Aplastidiscus perviridis which required a change in that species' range statement. 

7 February 2017: Added a comment under Elachistocleis magnus (Microhylidae), noting the substantial range extension in Rondônia, Brazil, by Meneghelli and Calderon, 2017 "2016", Herpetol. Rev., 47: 622. 

7 February 2017: Added a comment and modified the range statement to reflect the publication of Beyhaghi, 2017 "2016", Herpetol. Rev., 47: 621–622, who reported Triturus karelinii (Salamandridae) from Golestan Province, Iran, and briefly discussed the range. 

7 February 2017: Added Fejervarya chiangmaiensis (Dicroglossidae), named by Suwannapoom, Yuan, Poyarkov, Yan, Kamtaeja, Murphy, and Che, 2016, Zool. Res., Kunming, 37(6): 327–337, from Ban Monjong, Omkoi District, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. 

7 February 2017: Added a comment under Physalaemus nattereri (Leptodactylidae) noting the publication of Fratani, Woitovicz-Cardoso, and Lourenço, 2017, Zootaxa, 4227: 219–232, who reported on osteology.

7 February 2017: Added Ameerega shihuemoy (Dendrobatidae), named by Serrano-Rojas, Whitworth, Villacampa-Ortega, von May, Gutiérrez, Padial, and Chaparro, 2017, Zootaxa, 4221: 71–94, from Provincia Manu, Departamento Madre de Dios, Peru.  

7 February 2017: Added a comment under Rhombophryne/Stumpffia be (Microhylidae) to reflect the publication by Lattenkamp, Mandák, and Scherz, 2016, Zootaxa, 4205: 483–485, who reported on the advertisement call. 

7 February 2017: Added a comment under and modified the range statement of Proceratophrys dibernardoi (Odontophrynidae) to reflect the publication of Ferreira, Sugai, Souza, Vaz-Silva, Bastos, and Morais, 2016, Zootaxa, 4205: 480–482, who reported on advertisement call and specimens from the municipality of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. 

6 February 2017: Added a comment under Quasipaa shini (Dicroglossidae) noting the publication of Kong, Zheng, and Zhang, 2016, Zootaxa, 4205: 87–89, who reported on the advertisement call. 

6 February 2017: Added Gastrotheca spectabilis and Gastrotheca oresbias (Hemiphractidae), named by Duellman and Venegas, 2016, Phyllomedusa, 15: 103–117, from Amazonas, Peru. 

6 February 2017: Added a comment under Pristimantis crucifer (Craugastoridae) noting the publication by Muñoz-Arcos, Guerrero-Cupacán, and Cepeda-Quilindo, 2016, Check List, 12(6: 2021): 1–4, who reported the species from Nariño Department, Colombia, which also required a change in the range statement.  

6 February 2017: Added a comment under Mantidactylus guttulatus (Mantellidae) noting the publication of Schulze, Randrianiaina, Perl, Glaw, and Vences, 2016, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 11: 119–125, who reported on larval morphology. 

6 February 2017: Added Paramesotriton aurantius, named by Yuan, Wu, Zhou, and Che, 2016, Zootaxa, 4205: 549–563, from Fujian Province, China, and who provided a molecular estimate of phylogenetic within the Paramesotriton chinensis group. 

6 February 2017: Added Nototriton nelsoni and Nototriton oreadorum (Plethodontidae), named by Townsend, 2016, Zootaxa, 4196: 511–528, from Atlántida province, Honduras, and who provided a phylogenetic estimate of the species within the genus and who restricted the range of Nototriton barbouri to Yolo province, Honduras. 

6 February 2017: Added a comment under Craugastor angelicus (Craugastoridae) noting the publication of Kubicki, 2016, Mesoam. Herpetol., 3: 1070–1071, who reported on the rediscovery of the species in Costa Rica. 

6 February 2017: Added a comment under Incilius luetkenii (Bufonidae) noting the publication of Rehberg-Besler, Doucet, and Mennill, 2016, J. Herpetol., 50: 502-508, who reported on vocalization. 

6 February 2017: Added Eleutherodactylus cattus (Eleutherodactylidae), named by Rodriguez, Dugo-Cota, Montero-Mendieta, Gonzalez-Voyer, Alonso Bosch, Vences, and Vilà, 2017, Zootaxa, 4221: 501–522, from the the trail to Pico El Gato, Sierra del Cobre, 20.01364 N, 76.04809 W, 844 m a.s.l.", Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.   

5 February 2017: Added Oedipina berlini (Plethodontidae) named by Kubicki, 2016, Mesoam. Herpetol., 3: 819–840, from Guayacán Rainforest Reserve, Provincia de Limón, Costa Rica. 

5 February 2017: Added Oreobates yanucu (Craugastoridae), named by Köhler and Padial, 2016, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 84: 23–38, from Carrasco National Park, Provincia Chapare, Departamento Cochabamba, Bolivia.  

5 February 2017: Added Phrynomedusa dryade (Phyllomedusidae), from Sao Paulo, Brazil, named by Baêta, Giasson, Pombal, and Haddad, 2016, Herpetol. Monogr., 30: 49–78, who reviewed the genus.