Smilisca sordida (Peters, 1863)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Smilisca > Species: Smilisca sordida

Hyla sordida Peters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 460. Syntypes: ZMB 3141 (2 specimens), according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 177, and Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 42. Type locality: "Veragua", Panama.

Hyla gabbi Cope, 1875 "1876", J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 8: 103. Syntypes: USNM 30658-59 according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 54. Type locality: "near Sipurio", Cantón de Talamanca, Provincia de Limón, Costa Rica. Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 108, commented on the type locality. Synonymy by Duellman and Trueb, 1966, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 17: 323.

Hyla nigripes Cope, 1875 "1876", J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 8: 104. Syntypes: USNM 30685-86 according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 56. 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 Duellman and Trueb, 1966, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 17: 323.

Hyla salvini Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 372. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.24.12 (formerly 68.8.17.6 [Costa Rica], 1947.2.24.13 (formerly 71.11.22.49 [Cartago]) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 95. Type locality: "Cartago", Cantón de Cartago, Provincia Cartago, Costa Rica, and "Costa Rica". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 106, commented on the type localities. Synonymy with Hyla gabbi by Günther, 1901, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 166: 274; Werner, 1903, Abh. Math. Physik. Cl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss., 22: 351; Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 252.

Hyla sordidaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 393.

Hyla nigripesBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 394.

Smilisca gabbiStarrett, 1960, Copeia, 1960: 303.

Smilisca sordidaDuellman and Trueb, 1966, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 17: 323.

English Names

Veragua Cross-banded Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Distribution

Northeastern Honduras; southern Nicaragua through Costa Rica to western Panama; central Magdalena River Valley (Department of Santander), Colombia, sea level to 1525 m elevation. 

Comment

See accounts by Duellman, 1968, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 64: 1–2, Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 613–618, Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 995, Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 355–357, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 342–344. See comment under Smilisca sila. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 39, detailed the departmental range in Honduras. See comments by Sunyer, Páiz, Dehling, and Köhler, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 189–202, regarding Nicaraguan populations. Travers, Townsend, Sunyer, Obando, Wilson, and Nickerson, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 399, noted a new locality in Nicaragua (Jinotega). Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 265–268, provided a brief summary of natural history and identification key for the species of Smilisca in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species.. Sunyer, Martínez-Fonseca, Salazar-Saavedra, Galindo-Uribe, and Obando, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 170, provided a record for the department of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. 

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