Hyliola sierra (Jameson, Mackey, and Richmond, 1966)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Acridinae > Genus: Hyliola > Species: Hyliola sierra

Hyla regilla sierra Jameson, Mackey, and Richmond, 1966, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 33: 605. Holotype: CAS 100991, by original designation. Type locality: "1 1/4 miles SSE. of Tioga Pass Ranger Station (east of entrance to Yosemite National Park); R25E, T1N, S31, 9.600 feet [elevation]", California, USA.

Hyla regilla sierrae Jameson, Mackey, and Richmond, 1966, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 33: 606–610. Alternative spelling (used throughout the publication except at the head of the description), presumably the intended spelling. However, after 50 years of usage it would seem problematic to resurrect this spelling (DRF). Incorrect original spelling. 

Hyla regilla palouse Jameson, Mackey, and Richmond, 1966, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 33: 599. Holotype: CAS 100982, by original designation. Type locality: "6 miles SE. of La Grande, Oregon, at the junction of highways US 30 and Oregon 203, 2,800 feet [elevation]", USA.

Pseudacris sierraRecuero, Martínez-Solano, Parra-Olea, and García-París, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 41: 511.

Pseudacris (Hyliola) sierraFouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 358. 

Hyliola sierra — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 10. 

English Names

Eastern Oregon Treefrog (Pseudacris regilla palouse [no longer recognized]: Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 13).

Sierran Treefrog (Pseudacris regilla sierra: Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 13).

Sierran Treefrog (Pseudacris sierra: Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 10; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 20; Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 18).

Sierra Chorus Frog (Pseudacris sierra: Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 7).

Distribution

Highly provisional (see comment): central California, eastern Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana, USA; presumably extreme northwestern Utah. 

Comment

Recuero, Martínez-Solano, Parra-Olea, and García-París, 2006, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 39: 293–304, partitioned this taxon (as Pseudacris regilla, sensu stricto—name applied in error; see comment under Pseudacris regilla) out of former Pseudacris regilla (sensu lato), but did not detail the range and the zone of contact with both Pseudacris regilla and Pseudacris hypochondriaca is not documented. See comment under Pseudacris regillaBarrow, Ralicki, Emme, and Lemmon, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 75: 78–90, suggested that the distinction of this taxon, drawn on the basis of mtDNA, was not supported by nuDNA analysis. This suggests that this taxon will will ultimately be included into the synonymy of Pseudacris regillaAltig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 208–209, provided an account of larval morphology and biology.  

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