Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni (Boettger, 1893)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Hyalinobatrachinae > Genus: Hyalinobatrachium > Species: Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni

Hylella fleischmanni Boettger, 1893, Ber. Senckenb. Naturforsch. Ges., 1893: 251. Syntypes: SMF; SMF 3760 designated lectotype by Mertens, 1967, Senckenb. Biol., 48(A): 42; considered holotype by Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 189. Type locality: "San José, [Canton de San José, Provincia San José,] Costa Rica". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 105-106, commented on the type locality.

Hylella chrysops Cope, 1894, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 46: 196. Syntypes: Originally 252 in Museo Nacional de Costa Rica, now possibly in AMNH, but reported as lost by Starrett and Savage, 1973, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 63, and Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 189. SMF 3760 (holotype of Hylella fleischmanni Boettger) designated neotype by Starrett and Savage, 1973, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 63. Type localities: "Alajuela" and "San José", Costa Rica. Neotype from "San José, [Provincia San José,] Costa Rica". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 105, commented on the type locality. Synonymy by Boulenger, 1895, Zool. Rec., 31: 41; Günther, 1901, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 166: 287; Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 225.

Hyla fleischmanniNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 225.

Centrolenella fleischmanniNoble, 1924, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 37: 69.

Centrolenella viridissima Taylor, 1942, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 28: 74. Holotype: EHT-HMS 27725, by original designation; now FMNH 100093 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 45. Type locality: "Agua de Obispo, Guerrero", Mexico. Synonymy by Starrett and Savage, 1973, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 63.

Cochranella chrysopsTaylor, 1951, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 64: 35.

Cochranella fleischmanniTaylor, 1951, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 64: 34.

Cochranella viridissimaTaylor, 1951, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 64: 34.

Cochranella decorata Taylor, 1958, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 39: 50. Holotype: KU 37896, by original designation. Type locality: "H[acien]da. La Florencia, about 3 miles west [in error, 3 mi. SSE] of Turrialba, [Cantón de Turrialba,] Cartago Province, Costa Rica". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 91, commented on and corrected the type locality. Synonymy by Starrett and Savage, 1973, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 63.

Cochranella millepunctata Taylor, 1958, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 39: 53. Holotype: KU 37896, by original designation. Type locality: "La Palma, San José Province, Costa Rica". Synonymy by Starrett and Savage, 1973, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 64.

Cochranella fleischmanniRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 153. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Centrolenella fleischmanniGoin, 1964, Herpetologica, 20: 1.

Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanniRuiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 24.

English Names

Fleischmann's Glass Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 22; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 47; Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 115; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 118; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 14).

Northern Glassfrog (Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 71).

Distribution

Guerrero and Veracruz, Mexico, through Central America to Panama, northern and western Colombia north into Sucre and south to the Chocó of northwestern Ecuador, seal level to 1750 m elevation.

Comment

For discussion see Lynch and Duellman, 1973, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 16: 1-66; Goin, 1964, Herpetologica, 20: 1-8; Starrett and Savage, 1973, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 57-78; Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 115-117; Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 71-72, and Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 118-120. In the Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni group, according to Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1-30. See accounts by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 371-373, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 221-224. Barrio-Amorós, 2004, Rev. Ecol. Latino Am., 9: 6, noted that the records of Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni from Venezuela were attributable to Hyalinobatrachium guairarepanense. Köhler, Vesely, and Greenbaum, 2005 "2006", Amph. Rept. El Salvador: 34-35, provided an account (for El Salvador) and a color photograph. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. Cisneros-Heredia and McDiarmid, 2007 "2006", Herpetotropicos, Mérida, 3: 21-28, reviewed the literature and noted that the species referred to as "Hyalinobatrachium petersi" by Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1998, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 22: 571-586, from the southwestern Andean slopes of Colombia, is actually Hyalinobatrachium valerioi. Rada and Guayasamin, 2008, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 48: 99-100, summarized the range in Colombia. Kubicki, 2007, Glass Frogs Costa Rica: 200-215, provided an account and detailed range map for Costa Rica. Castroviejo-Fisher, Vilà, Ayarzagüena, Blanc, and Ernst, 2011, Zootaxa, 3132: 1-55, referred all records from the east side of the Andes to other species. Acosta-Galvis, 2012, Check List, 8: 794-795, provided a record for Caribbean Colombia and commented on the range. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 121–125, compared the species of Central America and provided an identification key, maps, and photographs. Sunyer, Martínez-Fonseca, Salazar-Saavedra, Galindo-Uribe, and Obando, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 166, provided records for the departments of Chontales and Jinotega, Nicaragua.

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