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Hemiphractus Wagler, 1828

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Hemiphractus
6 species

Hemiphractus Wagler, 1828, Isis von Oken, 21: 736-737. Type species: Hemiphractus spixii Wagler, 1828 (= Rana scutata Spix, 1824), by monotypy.

Cerathyla Jiménez de la Espada, 1870, J. Sci. Math. Phys. Nat., Lisboa, 3: 63. Type species: Cerathyla bubalus Jiménez de la Espada, 1870, by subsequent designation of Myers and Carvalho, 1945, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 35: 21. Synonymy by Noble, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 212: 19.

CeratohylaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 453. Unjustified emendation.

English Names

Horned Treefrogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 53).

Horned Frogs (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 52).

Distribution

Panama; Pacific slopes of Colombia and northwestern Ecuador; upper Amazon Basin and Amazonian slopes and Andes in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

Comment

For revision of the genus see Trueb, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 29: 1-60. Sheil, Mendelson, and Silva, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 203-214, provided a phylogenetic analysis of the genus.

Contained taxa (6 sp.):

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