Triprion Cope, 1866

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Triprion
1 species

Pharyngodon Cope, 1865, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 17: 193. Type species: Pharyngodon petasatus Cope, 1865, by monotypy. Preoccupied by Pharyngodon Diesing, 1861. Synonymy by Cope, 1866, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18: 127.

Triprion Cope, 1866, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 18: 127. Type species: Pharyngodon petasatus Cope, 1865, by monotypy.

English Names

Casquehead Treefrogs (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 29; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 116).

Casque-headed Treefrogs (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 26).

Shovel-headed Treefrogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Distribution

Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, Guatemala, and into Honduras.

Comment

For discussion see Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 628-640, and Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 998, provided phylogenetic discussion and accounts of the species. Savage, 2002, Copeia, 2002: 549, provided evidence for close relationship of Triprion, Smilisca, and Pternohyla. In Hylini of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 89. Wiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 25, considered Triprion to be a synonym of Hyla. Smith, Arif, Nieto-Montes de Oca, and Wiens, 2007, Evolution, 61: 2075-2085, removed Triprion spatulatus to Diaglena to remedy the paraphyly of "Triprion" with respect to Anotheca.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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