Hyloscirtus Peters, 1882

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Cophomantinae > Genus: Hyloscirtus
19 species

Hyloscirtus Peters, 1882, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1882: 127. Replacement name for Hylonomus Peters, 1882.

Hylonomus Peters, 1882, Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturforsch. Freunde Berlin, 1882: 107. Type species: Hylonomus bogotensis Peters, 1882, by monotypy. Primary homonym of Hylonomus Dawson, 1860 = Amphibia.

English Names

None noted.

Distribution

Central Costa Rica in wet forest to eastern and western slopes of the Andes in Colombia and Ecuador and in interandean valleys and western slopes of the Andes and Amazonian drainage of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.

Comment

Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 84, resurrected Hyloscirtus from the synonymy of Hyla (where it was placed by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 327), for all species formerly placed in the Hyla armata group, Hyla bogotensis group, and Hyla larinopygion group (which Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 84, continued to recognize within Hyloscirtus pending evaluation of their status). In Cophomantini of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 75. Duellman, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 11: 1–31, revised the Hyla bogotensis group. Duellman and Hillis, 1990, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 134: 1–23, reviewed the systematics of the Hyla larinopygion group. Duellman and Coloma, 1993, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 161: 1–11, supplied a key to the Hyla larinopygion group of Ecuador. Kizirian, Coloma, and Paredes-Recalde, 2003, Herpetologica, 59: 348, noted that the Hyla larinopygion group cannot be diagnosed as monophyletic without including Hyla armata. Duellman, De la Riva, and Wild, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 3: 1–41, provided some relevant discussion of the Andean groups. Faivovich and De la Riva, 2006, Copeia, 2006: 785–791, suggested that the Hyloscirtus armatus group might render paraphyletic the Hyloscirtus bogotensis group. Sánchez, 2010, Copeia, 2010: 351–363, delimited two species groups based on larval morphology. Coloma, Carvajal-Endara, Dueñas, Paredes-Recalde, Morales-Mite, Almeida-Reinoso, Tapia, Hutter, Toral-Contreras, and Guayasamin, 2012, Zootaxa, 3364: 1–78, reviewed the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group. Rivera-Correa and Faivovich, 2013, Herpetologica, 69 : 298–313, redelimited and rediagnosed the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group.  Almendáriz C., Brito-M., Batallas-R., and Ron, 2014, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 54: 33–49, reported on molecular phylogenetics of the genus. Guayasamin, Rivera-Correa, Arteaga-Navarro, Culebras, Bustamante, Pyron, Peñafiel, Morochz, and Hutter, 2015, Neotropical Biodiversity, 1: 2–21, reported on a maximum-likeihood analysis of static-aligned molecular data. Rivera-Correa, García-Burneo, and Grant, 2016, Zootaxa, 4061: 29–40, commented on the state of phylogenetic inquiry in the genus. 

Contained taxa (19 sp.):

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