Dendropsophus molitor (Schmidt, 1857)

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

Hyla molitor Schmidt, 1857, Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Phys. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 24: 11. Syntypes: Including NHMW 16494 (according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 77, and Häupl and Tiedemann, 1978, Kat. Wiss. Samml. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, 2: 19), KM 1010/1341 (2 specimens); female of KM syntypes designated lectotype by Savage and Heyer, 1969, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 16: 1-127. Type locality: "Chiriquiflusse unweit Bocca del toro", Panama; in error, according to Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 650.

Hyla molitor var. marmorata Schmidt, 1857, Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Phys. Math. Naturwiss. Kl., 24: 12. Holotype: KM 1010/1342, according to Savage, 1970, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 38: 273-288. Type locality: "Chiriqui-Flusse unweit Bocca del toro", Panama. Preoccupied by Hyla marmorata Laurenti, 1768. Synonymy by Jungfer, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 20. 

Hyla labialis Peters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 463. Holotype: ZMB 4913, according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 42. Type locality: "Umgegend von Bogotá" (= vicinity of Bogota), Departamento Cundinamarca, Colombia.: 77. Synonymy by Jungfer, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 20. 

Hyla creolica Werner, 1899, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 49: 483. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.24.14 (formerly 1900.2.7.5; according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 89) and (formerly ZIUG) ZFMK 28569-79 (Chapinero near Bogota), 28575 (Savanna near Bogota), 28576-77 (Boqueron near Bogota), 28578-79 (Porero near Bogota), 28580-83 (Hacienda Otoño near Bogota), according to Böhme and Bischoff, 1984, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 19: 181. Type localities: "Savanna bei Bogotá" and "Hacienda Otoño bei Bogotá", Department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. Synonymy with Hyla vilsoniana by Boulenger, 1900, Zool. Rec., 36: 29 (who documented that Hyla vilsoniana antedated Hyla creolica by seven months); Peracca, 1914, Mem. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 5: 108, and Hellmich, 1940, Zool. Anz., 129: 1. Synonymy by Dunn, 1944, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 6: 77. Not mentioned in synonymy of Jungfer, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 20. 

Hyla servalina Werner, 1899, Verh. Zool. Bot. Ges. Wien, 49: 483. Holotype: ZFMK 28584 (formerly ZIUG) according to Böhme and Bischoff, 1984, Bonn. Zool. Monogr., 19: 182. Type locality: "Boquéron bei Bogotá", Department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. Synonymy by Dunn, 1944, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 6: 77. Not mentioned in synonymy of Jungfer, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 20.

Hyla vilsoniana Cope, 1899, Philadelphia Mus. Sci. Bull., 1: 3. Syntypes: "eight specimens, Nos. 75, 76, and 87"; according to museum records AMNH 5456-61, 53822-24 according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 66. Type locality: "neighborhood of Bogota", Department of Cundinamara, Colombia. Synonymy by Dunn, 1944, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 6: 68-81. Not mentioned in synonymy of Jungfer, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 20.

Hyla wilsonianaPeracca, 1914, Mem. Soc. Neuchatel. Sci. Nat., 5: 108. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Hyla gularis Werner, 1916, Zool. Anz., 47: 302. Syntypes: Brünn Landsmuseum, by original designation; status of specimens currently known. Type locality: "Bogota", Cundinamarca, Colombia. Synonymy by Dunn, 1944, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 6: 75. Not mentioned in synonymy of Jungfer, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 20.

Hyla vilsoniana krausi Hellmich, 1940, Zool. Anz., 129: 8. Holotype: ZSM 102/1937, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 66, and Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 170. Type locality: "Laguna de la Guitarra (Paramo de Sumapaz)", Department of Cundinamarca, Colombia. Subspecies distinctiveness rejected by Duellman, 1989, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 131: 1–12. Not mentioned in synonymy of Jungfer, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 20.

Hyla labialis labialisCochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 254.

Hyla labialis krausiCochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 254.

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

Dendropsophus molitorJungfer, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 18. 

English Names

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

Schmidt's Bolivian Treefrog (Hyla molitor var. marmorata [no longer recognized]: Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56). 

Distribution

Cordillera Oriental of Colombia in the Departments of Cundinamarca and Boyacá, Colombia. See comment. 

Comment

See Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 251, for account. Removed from the synonymy of Smilisca phaeota by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 254, where it had been placed by Duellman, 1968, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 61: 1–2. Lynch and Renjifo, 2001, Guia Anf. Rept. Bogota: 48–49, presented a brief account and photograph. In the Dendropsophus labialis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91. Guarnizo, Amézquita, and Bermingham, 2009, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 50: 84–92, reported on molecular phylogeography within eastern Colombia, in what subsequently was named Dendropsophus luddeckei. Guarnizo, Escallón, Cannatella, and Amézquita, 2012, Herpetologica, 68: 523–540, revised and redelimited the species. Guarnizo and Cannatella, 2014, J. Heredity, 20: 216–225, reported on gene flow characteristics. Estupiñán, Ferrari, Gonçalves, Barbosa, Vallinoto, and Schneider, 2016, ZooKeys, 637: 89–106, suggested on the basis of COI barcodes that cryptic species are likely. Jungfer, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 18–24, discussed Hyla molitor Schmidt 1857, and concluded that it is a senior synonym of Hyla labialis Peters, 1863; in his synonymy of Dendropsophus molitor he did not include a number of names traditionally in the synonymy of Denropsophus labialis, although what this implies is unknown. See account (as Dendropsophus labialis), photograph, and dot map for Colombia by Guarnizo, Armesto, and Acevedo-Rincón, 2014, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 2(2): 56–61, who noted that earlier literature probably confused this species with Dendropsophus luddeckei

 

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