Aparasphenodon venezolanus (Mertens, 1950)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Lophyohylinae > Genus: Aparasphenodon > Species: Aparasphenodon venezolanus

Corythomantis venezolana Mertens, 1950, Senckenb. Biol., 31: 1. Holotype: SMF 22168, by original designation. Type locality: "San Fernando [de Atabapo] oberer Orinoko, [Territorio Federal Amazonas,] Süd-Venezuela".

Aparasphenodon venezolanusTrueb, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 18: 599.

English Names

Venezuela Casque-headed Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).

Distribution

Southwestern Amazonian Venezuela and adjacent Colombia (Guainía); isolated record in Amazonas near the extreme southern border of Roraima, Brazil.

Comment

For generic assignment see Trueb, 1970, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 18: 599. For more recent discussion see Paolillo-O. and Cerda, 1983 "1981", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 41: 77-95. Lynch and Vargas Ramírez, 2001 "2000", Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 24: 588, provided the Colombian record. Assis, Santana, Silva, Quintela, and Feio, 2013, Zootaxa, 3716: 589, mapped a record for Amazonas, Brazil. 

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