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Stefania Rivero, 1968

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Stefania
19 species

Stefania Rivero, 1968 "1966", Caribb. J. Sci., 6: 142. Type species: Hyla evansi Boulenger, 1904, by original designation.

English Names

Stefania Treefrogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Stefanias (Vitt and Caldwell, 2013, Herpetology, 4th Ed.: 497).

Distribution

Highlands of the Guiana Shield in Venezuela, Guyana, and Brazil.

Comment

Duellman and Hoogmoed, 1984, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 75: 1-39, revised the genus and provided a cladogram of the species. Two species groups, based on overall similarity, were defined by Rivero, 1970, Bol. Soc. Venezol. Cienc. Nat., 28: 456-481. See accounts for Venezuelan species in Señaris, Ayarzagüena, and Gorzula, 1997 "1996", Publ. Asoc. Amigos Doñana, 7: 1-57. MacCulloch and Lathrop, 2002, Herpetologica, 58: 327-346, discussed the genus in Guyana. Kok, MacCulloch, Means, Roelants, Van Bocxlaer, and Bossuyt, 2012, Curr. Biol., 22: R589-R590, and Kok, MacCulloch, Means, Roelants, Van Bocxlaer, and Bossuyt, 2012, Curr. Biol. (Suppl. Inform.), 22: 1-25, provided a molecular tree of tepui populations. Salerno, Ron, Señaris, Rojas-Runjaic, Noonan, and Cannatella, 2012, Evolution, 66:3000–3013, provided a molecular tree of the species. Vitt and Caldwell, 2013, Herpetology, 4th Ed., provided a summary of life history, diagnosis, and taxonomy. 

Contained taxa (19 sp.):

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