Dryophytes avivoca (Viosca, 1928)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Dryophytes > Species: Dryophytes avivoca

Hyla avivoca Viosca, 1928, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 41: 89. Holotype: USNM 75017, by original designation. Type locality: "outskirts of Mandeville, [St. Tammany Parish,] Louisiana", USA.

Hyla phaeocrypta ogechiensis Neill, 1948, Herpetologica, 4: 175. Holotype: W.T. Neill 18007, by original designation; presumably now in UF. Type locality: "Ogeechee River at Midville, Burke County, Georgia", USA. Synonymy by Smith, 1953, Herpetologica, 9: 172.

Hyla avivoca avivocaSmith, 1953, Herpetologica, 9: 172.

Hyla avivoca ogechiensisSmith, 1953, Herpetologica, 9: 172.

Hyla (Dryophytes) avivoca — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 334. 

Dryophytes avivocus — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 23. Treatment of a noun in apposition as an adjective (DRF). 

English Names

Bird-voiced Tree Frog (Hyla avivoca: Carr, 1940, Univ. Florida Biol. Sci. Ser., 3: 58; Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 71).

Bird-voiced Treefrog (Hyla avivoca: Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 176; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 324; Collins, Huheey, Knight, and Smith, 1978, Herpetol. Circ., 7: 11; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54; Collins, 1997, Herpetol. Circ., 25: 12; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 10; Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 6; Collins and Taggart, 2009, Standard Common Curr. Sci. Names N. Am. Amph. Turtles Rept. Crocodil., ed. 6: 7; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 15; Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 11).

Whistling Tree Frog (Hyla avivoca: ; Wright and Wright, 1933, Handb. Frogs Toads U.S. Canada: x; Viosca, 1949, Pop. Sci. Bull., Louisiana Acad. Sci., 1: 10).

Western Bird-voiced Tree Frog (Hyla avivoca avivoca: Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 71); Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 176; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 325); Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 10; Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 6; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 15; Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 11).

Eastern Bird-voiced Tree Frog (Hyla avivoca ogechiensis: Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6: 71; Conant, 1975, Field Guide Rept. Amph. E. Cent. N. Am., Ed. 2: 325).

Eastern Bird-voiced Treefrog (Hyla avivoca ogechiensis: Conant, Cagle, Goin, Lowe, Neill, Netting, Schmidt, Shaw, Stebbins, and Bogert, 1956, Copeia, 1956: 176; Crother, Boundy, Campbell, de Queiroz, Frost, Highton, Iverson, Meylan, Reeder, Seidel, Sites, Taggart, Tilley, and Wake, 2001 "2000", Herpetol. Circ., 29: 10; Frost, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2008, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 37: 6; Frost, McDiarmid, Mendelson, and Green, 2012, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 39: 15; Frost, Lemmon, McDiarmid, and Mendelson, 2017, in Crother (ed.), Herpetol. Circ., 43: 11).

Distribution

Southeastern USA (Mississippi River drainage from southern Illinois and extreme southwestern Indiana southward; western Kentucky, western Tennessee, most of Mississippi, southern Alabama, central and eastern Georgia and adjacent South Carolina); isolated records in southeastern Oklahoma, central Arkansas, and northern and central Louisiana.

Comment

In the Hyla versicolor group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 102; this confirmed by  Li, Wang, Nian, Litvinchuk, Wang, Li, Rao, and Klaus, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 87: 80–90, who also provided evidence for cryptic species. For discussion see Smith, 1966, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 28: 1–2. Turnipseed, 1976, Herpetol. Rev., 7: 178–179, provided the record for central Arkansas. Redmer, 2005, in Lannoo (ed.), Amph. Declines: 448–449, and Dodd, 2013, Frogs U.S. and Canada, 1: 245–250, provided accounts that summarized the literature of the species. Elliot, Gerhardt, and Davidson, 2009, Frogs and Toads of N. Am.: 68–69, provided an account, photos, and advertisement call. Altig and McDiarmid, 2015, Handb. Larval Amph. US and Canada: 194–195, provided an account of larval morphology and biology.  

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