Dendropsophus elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1824)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Dendropsophinae > Genus: Dendropsophus > Species: Dendropsophus elegans

Hyla elegans Wied-Neuwied, 1824, Isis von Oken, 14: 671. Holotype: Not designated although likely the animal figured in Wied-Neuwied, 1824, Abbild. Naturgesch. Brasil., Heft 7: pl. 43, fig. 1; AMNH 784 according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 69. See comments by  Vanzolini and Myers, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 395: 72–73. Type locality: "Brasiliens"; restricted to "ostlichen Brasilien" by Wied-Neuwied, 1824, Abbild. Naturgesch. Brasil., Heft 7; given as "Ponte do Gentio, rio Alcobaça, Caravelas, Bahia", Brazil, by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 49.

Dendropsophus elegansFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91.

English Names

Elegant Forest Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55).

Distribution

Brazil, in Atlantic forest from sea level to 800 from Bahia to São Paulo; from Minas Gerais in transitional Atlantic forest-cerrado and caatinga formations, as well as in the municipality of Morretes in Paraná and the municipality of Timbó in northeastern Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Hyla leucophyllata by Caramaschi and Jim, 1982, Cienc. Cult., São Paulo, Supl., 7: 848, where it had been placed by Tschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 72; Duméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 607; and Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 387. Izecksohn and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2001, Anf. Municipio Rio de Janeiro: 48, provided a brief account and photo. Lingnau and Bastos, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 316-317, provided the record for Paraná, Brazil. In the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91. Canelas and Bertoluci, 2007, Iheringia, Zool., 97: 21-26, provided a record for the Serra do Caraça, southern end of the Serra do Espinhaço, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Lucas and Garcia, 2011, Check List, 7: 13-16, provided a record for the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and discussed the range. Cruz, Feio, and Caramaschi, 2009, Anf. Ibitipoca: 88-89, provided photographs and a brief account for Parque Estadual do Ibitipoca, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Mageski, Ferreira, Zocca, Teixeira, and Rödder, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 363–365, reported the species from an inselberg in Espiritu Santo, Brazil. Muniz, Moura, Moraes, Galindo, Chaves, Kokubum, and Moura, 2016, Herpetol. Notes, 9: 99–102, reported on the advertisement call. 

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