Oreobates discoidalis (Peracca, 1895)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Superfamily: Brachycephaloidea > Family: Craugastoridae > Subfamily: Holoadeninae > Genus: Oreobates > Species: Oreobates discoidalis

Hylodes discoidalis Peracca, 1895, Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. Univ. Torino, 10 (195): 24. Syntypes: MZUT 427 (11 specimens), BMNH 1947.2.15.63-65 (formerly 94.12.31.2-4), NHMW 16510.1-2 (according to Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 25). MZUT An 427.1 designated lectotype by Cei IN Gavetti and Andreone, 1993, Cat. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat., Torino, 10: 129. Type locality: "Tucuman (Argentina)"; rendered in error as San Lorenzo, Argentina by Häupl, Tiedemann, and Grillitsch, 1994, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 9: 25.

Eleutherodactylus discoidalisStejneger, 1904, Annu. Rep. U.S. Natl. Mus. for 1902: 582-583, by implication; Cei, 1956, Invest. Zool. Chilen., 3: 54.

Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) discoidalisLynch, 1996, in Powell and Henderson (eds.), Contr. W. Indian Herpetol.: 154. Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223.

"Eleutherodactylus" discoidalisHeinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, Suppl. Inform., 104: 3.

Oreobates discoidalisPadial, Chaparro, and De la Riva, 2008, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 152: 743.

English Names

Tucuman Robber Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 74).

Distribution

Moderate elevations (960-1550 m) on the eastern flanks of the Andes in northern Argentina and Bolivia (departments of Cochabamba, Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz, and Tarija).

Comment

In the Eleutherodactylus discoidalis group of Lynch, 1989, Milwaukee Public Mus. Contrib. Biol. Geol., 79: 1-25, who provided an account. See account by Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 311-312. In the Eleutherodactylus (Eleutherodactylus) conspicillatus series, Eleutherodactylus discoidalis group of Lynch and Duellman, 1997, Univ. Kansas Mus. Nat. Hist. Spec. Publ., 23: 223. See comment under Eleutherodactylus cruralis with which it has been confused. Köhler, 2000, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 48: 114-115, provided brief comments. Heinicke, Duellman, and Hedges, 2007, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104: 10092-10097, removed this species from nominal Eleutherodactylus but did not provide a new generic name. Padial, Köhler, Muñoz-Saravia, and De la Riva, 2008, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 152: 353-365, reported on acoustic variation among members of the "Eleutherodactylus" discoidalis group. See account by Padial, Chaparro, and De la Riva, 2008, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 152: 753-755.

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