Dendropsophus meridensis (Rivero, 1961)

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

Hyla vilsoniana meridensis Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 131. Holotype: MCZ 2527, by original designation. Type locality: "Mérida, 1630 m.", state of Mérida, Venezuela.

Hyla labialis meridensisDuellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 67.

Hyla meridensisDuellman, 1989, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 131: 11.

Hyla pelidna Duellman, 1989, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 131: 8. Holotype: KU 181109, by original designation. Type locality: "Betania (07° 30′ N, 72° 27′ W, 2220 m), Estado de Táchira, Venezuela". Synonymy by Guarnizo, Escallón, Cannatella, and Amézquita, 2012, Herpetologica, 68: 523.

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

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

English Names

Merida Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).

Betania Treefrog (Dendropsophus pelidna [no longer recognized] Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).

Distribution

Subpáramo habitats in the Mérida Andes, 1200-2400 m elevation, through Táchira, Venezuela, and the departments of Santander and Boyacá in Colombia, 2200-3000 m elevation.

Comment

Discussed by Duellman, 1989, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 131: 1-12. In the Dendropsophus labialis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91. 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: 242, who noted that records from the Sierra del Turimiquire are based on misidentifications. Guarnizo, Escallón, Cannatella, and Amézquita, 2012, Herpetologica, 68: 523-540, revised the species limits.

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