Hyloscirtus platydactylus (Boulenger, 1905)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Cophomantinae > Genus: Hyloscirtus > Species: Hyloscirtus platydactylus

Hyla platydactyla Boulenger, 1905, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 16: 183. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.13.14 (formerly 1904.6.30.17 according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 94). Type locality: "Merida, Andes of Venezuela".

Hyla paramica Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 112. Holotype: UMMZ 59016, by original designation. Type locality: "Escorial, [Estado Mérida,] Venezuela". Synonymy by Duellman, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 11: 27.

Hyla labialis platydactylaCochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 256.

Hyloscirtus platydactylusFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 85.

Boana platydactylaWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 743, by implication.

English Names

Merida Andes Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).

Distribution

Mérida Andes in western Venezuela and the eastern flank of the Eastern Andes in the Department of Norte de Santander in northeastern Colombia.

Comment

See Duellman, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 11: 1-31. See discussion by Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1982, Caldasia, 13: 655-657. See comment under Hyloscirtus jahni. In the Hyloscirtus bogotensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 85. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 251. La Marca, 1994, Herpetol. Rev., 25: 160., provided a specific locality in the state of Zulia, Venezuela. In Hyloscirtus species group A of Sánchez, 2010, Copeia, 2010: 351-363. In Hyloscirtus species group B of Sánchez, 2010, Copeia, 2010: 351-363.

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