Dendropsophus Fitzinger, 1843

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Dendropsophinae > Genus: Dendropsophus
103 species

Lophopus Tschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 32. Type species: "Hyla marmorata Daudin" = Bufo marmoratus Laurenti, 1768, by monotypy. Primary homonym of Lophopus Dumortier, 1835 = Polyzoa. Synonymy with Hyla by Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 542; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 337. Synonymy with Dendropsophus Fitzinger, 1843, by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 90.

Dendropsophus Fitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 31. Type species: Hyla frontalis Daudin, 1800 (= Rana leucophyllata Beireis, 1783), by original designation.

Hylella Reinhardt and Lütken, 1862 "1861", Vidensk. Medd. Dansk Naturhist. Foren., Ser. 2, 3: 199. Type species: Hylella tenera Reinhardt and Lütken, 1862 (= Hyla bipunctata Spix, 1824), by subsequent designation of Smith and Taylor, 1948, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 194: 76. Tentative synonymy with with Hyla by Noble, 1920, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 42: 441. Synonymy with Hyla by Bokermann, 1968, Rev. Brasil. Biol., 28: 328. Synonymy with Dendropsophus Fitzinger, 1843, by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 90.

Güntheria Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 96. Type species: Hyla dasynota Günther, 1869 (= Hyla senicula Cope, 1868), by monotypy. Synonymy with Hyla by Cochran, 1955 "1954", Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 206: 174. Synonymy with Dendropsophus Fitzinger, 1843, by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 90.

Quinzhyla Bauer, 2005, in Ananjeva and Tsinenko (eds.), Herpetol. Petropolitana: 15. Replacement name for Lophopus Tschudi, 1838, preoccupied by Lophopus Dumortier, 1835 (Polyzoa).

Nomina inquirenda - Name(s) unassigned to a living or extinct population

Hyla oliveae Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 304. Holotype: UF 8555, by original designation. Type locality: "Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia". Synonymy with Hyla triangulum by Duellman, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 27: 19; considered to be either a junior synonym of one of the species in the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group, or possibly distinct but not recognized pending examination of the types, by Caminer, Milá, Jansen, Fouquet, Venegas, Chávez, Lougheed, and Ron, 2017, PLoS One, 12(3: e0171785): 19. 

English Names

Fitzinger Neotropical Treefrogs (Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 157).

Yellow Treefrogs (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 11).

Distribution

Northern Argentina and Uruguay north through tropical South America and Central American to tropical southern Mexico.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Hyla by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 90, where it had been placed by Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 148. Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294, recognized nine species groups mentioned in the species accounts: Dendropsophus columbianus group, Dendropsophus garagoensis group, Dendropsophus labialis group, Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group, Dendropsophus marmoratus group, Dendropsophus microcephalus group, Dendropsophus minimus group, Dendropsophus minutus group, and Dendropsophus parviceps group. Duellman and Crump, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 23: 1–40, reviewed the Hyla parviceps group (now part of Dendropsophus). Duellman and Trueb, 1983, in Rhodin and Miyata (eds.), Adv. Herpetol. Evol. Biol.: 33–51, reviewed the former Hyla columbiana group, and discussed the phylogenetic relationships of groups of former Hyla characterized by 30 chromosomes and reduced larval mouthparts (former Hyla labialis, Hyla columbiana, Hyla minuta, Hyla marmorata, Hyla parviceps, Hyla leucophyllata, and Hyla microcephala groups). Chek, Lougheed, Bogart, and Boag, 2001, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 18: 370–385, discussed the molecular phylogenetics of the 30-chromosome group (Hyla labialis, Hyla columbiana, Hyla minuta, Hyla marmorata, Hyla microcephala, Hyla parviceps, and Hyla leucophyllata groups). Kaplan, 1999, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 23: 299–302, discussed the monophyly of the Hyla columbiana group. Savage, 2002, Copeia, 2002: 546, recommended that recognition of Dendropsophus for the 2N = 30 "Hylas". Duellman, De la Riva, and Wild, 1997, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 3: 1–41, discussed the Andean species. Wiens, Kuczynski, Hua, and Moen, 2010, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 5555: 871-882, did not find the Dendropsophus minimus, Dendropsophus parviceps, and Dendropsophus leucophyllatus groups to be monophyletic. This was expanded on by Fouquet, Noonan, Blanc, and Orrico, 2011, Zootaxa, 3035: 59–67, who found the Dendropsophus parviceps group to be polyphyletic, one part (Dendropsophus schubarti) to be close to the Dendropsophus marmoratus group, another part (Dendropsophus parviceps, Dendropsophus koechlini, and Dendropsophus brevifrons) to be basal to the bulk of other Dendropsophus and a third array of species (Dendropsophus allenorum and Dendropsophus giesleri) to be in polytomy at the base of Dendropsophus along with Xenohyla. They also found the Dendropsophus minimus group to fall into two groups, Dendropsophus riveroi within the Dendropsophus microcephalus group and the other part to be the sister taxon of the Dendropsophus microcephalus group. (Dendropsophus minimus was not included in the analysis so the status of the name is unclear---DRF.) Motta, Castroviejo-Fisher, Venegas, Orrico, and Padial, 2012, Zootaxa, 3249: 18–30, also found the Dendropsophus parviceps group to be nonmonophyletic. See account of unnamed species in Surinam by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 128–129. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 216–217, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Central America, compared with with other species of hylids from that region, and provided range maps and photographs.  Peloso, Orrico, Haddad, Lima, and Sturaro, 2016, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 11: 66–80, provided a phylogenetic tree of the Dendropophus leucophyllatus group, commenting that the entire group required careful revision.  Caminer, Milá, Jansen, Fouquet, Venegas, Chávez, Lougheed, and Ron, 2017, PLoS One, 12(3: e0171785): 1–42, revised the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group. 

Contained taxa (103 sp.):

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