Hyla sanchiangensis Pope, 1929

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Hyla > Species: Hyla sanchiangensis

Hyla sanchiangensis Pope, 1929, Am. Mus. Novit., 352: 2. Holotype: AMNH 30198, by original designation. Type locality: "San Chiang [=Sangang], Chungan Hsien [now Wuyishan City], northwestern Fukien [= Fujian] Province, China, 3000-3500 feet altitude".

Hyla sanchiangensisBoring, 1930, Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 5: 43; Boring, 1938 "1938–1939", Peking Nat. Hist. Bull., 13: 94; Liu, 1950, Fieldiana, Zool. Mem., 2: 225.

Hyla chinensis sanchiangensisBourret, 1942, Batr. Indochine: 224.

Hyla (Hyla) sanchiangensis — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 331, by implication. 

English Names

San Chiang Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).

Sanchiang Tree Toad/Frog (Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 834).   

Distribution

Eastern China at elevations of 500 to 1560 m from southern Anhui and Zheijiang south and west to Fujian, northern Guangdong, and through Hunan to southeastern Guizhou and northeastern Guangdong. See comment. 

Comment

Closely allied to Hyla chinensis, according to the original publication, and a 'high altitude form of chinensis' according to Pope, 1931, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 61: 463. See Liu and Hu, 1961, Tailless Amph. China: 134-136, and Ma, Yu, and Wen, 1982, Nat. Hist., Beijing, 1982: 37. See accounts by Ye, Fei, and Hu, 1993, Rare and Economic Amph. China: 203; and Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 148-149. Huang, 1990, Fauna Zhejiang, Amph. Rept.: 51-53, provided an account for Zhejiang populations. Zhang and Wen, 2000, Amph. Guangxi: 65, provided an account for Guangxi. Zhang, 2002, Sichuan J. Zool., 21: 198-199, provided a key to differentiate this species from others in China. In the Hyla arborea group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 102 (but see comment under Hyla regarding possible membership in the Hyla japonica group). Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 649, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2012, Colored Atlas Chinese Amph. Distr.: 287, provided an account, illustrations, and a range map. In the Hyla chinensis group of Li, Wang, Nian, Litvinchuk, Wang, Li, Rao, and Klaus, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 87: 80–90. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 834–836, provided an account, photograph, and spot map. Shen, 2014, Fauna Hunan, Amph.: 193–196, provided a detailed account for Hunan, China, although the identification of this population requires verification. Li, 2011, Amph. Rept. Guangdong: 39, provided a brief account for Guangdong, China, and photograph.         

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