Isthmohyla pictipes (Cope, 1875)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Isthmohyla > Species: Isthmohyla pictipes

Hyla punctariola pictipes Cope, 1875 "1876", J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 8: 106. Syntypes: USNM 30631, 30652 according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 84; USNM 30652 designated lectotype ; by implication of being considered holotype) by Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 58) and subsequently formally by Starrett, 1966, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 65: 22. Type locality: "Pico Blanco, chiefly in the rainy zone, from 5000 to 7000 feet", Provincia Limón, Costa Rica. Corrected to "Cerro Utyum, 5000–7000 ft, Cantón de Talamanca, Provincia de Limón; 1524–2134 m", Costa Rica, by Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 111. See discussion of type locality by Arias and Chaves, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 176–180, who concluded that the type locality is actually "Between Cerro Pat and the headwaters of the Río Lari, elev. 1,520–2,135 m", Provincia de Limón, Costa Rica.

Hyla punctariola moesta Cope, 1875 "1876", J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 8: 106. Holotype: Probably USNM 30660 according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 58. Type locality: "Pico Blanco, chiefly in the rainy zone, from 5000 to 7000 feet", Provincia Limón, Costa Rica. Corrected to "Cerro Utyum, 5000–7000 ft, Cantón de Talamanca, Provincia de Limón; 1524-2134 m", Costa Rica, by Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 111. Synonymy by Starrett, 1966, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 65: 17; Duellman, 1966, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 17: 273.

Hyla punctariola monticola Cope, 1875 "1876", J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 8: 106. Holotype: USNM 30661 according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 58. Type locality: "Pico Blanco, chiefly in the rainy zone, at from 5000 to 7000 feet", Provincia Limón, Costa Rica. Corrected to "Cerro Utyum, 5000-7000 ft, Cantón de Talamanca, Provincia de Limón; 1524–2134 m", Costa Rica, by Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 111. Synonymy by Starrett, 1966, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 65: 17; Duellman, 1966, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 17: 273.

Hyla moestaTaylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 35: 855.

Hyla monticolaTaylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 35: 855.

Hyla pictipesTaylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 35: 878.

Isthmohyla pictipesFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 103.

English Names

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

Distribution

Three disjunct populations in the Cordillera Central, Tilarán, and Talamanca of Costa Rica and western Panama, 1920–2770 m elevation.

Comment

Sole member of the Hyla pictipes group of Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 295-300. See accounts by Savage and Heyer, 1969, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 16: 1-127, and Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 321-323. In the Isthmohyla pictipes group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 102. 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: 254. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 236–244, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Isthmohyla in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species.

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