Osteocephalus alboguttatus (Boulenger, 1882)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Lophyohylinae > Genus: Osteocephalus > Species: Osteocephalus alboguttatus

Hyla alboguttata Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 356. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.13.47-48 (formerly 80.12.5.245) (Sarayacu), 1947.2.3.49 (80.12.5.176) (Canelos) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 87; one of these is figured in plate 23, fig. 4 of the original publication. Type localities: "Sarayacu" and "Canelos", Provincia Pastaza, Ecuador.

"Hyla" alboguttataFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 111.

Osteocephalus alboguttatusWiens, Graham, Moen, Smith, and Reeder, 2006, Am. Nat., 168 (Suppl. data): 13.

English Names

Whitebelly Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 53).

Distribution

Amazonian Ecuador.

Comment

Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 111, could not assign this taxon to any of the tribes within Hylinae, but could exclude it from Hyla sensu stricto. Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294, could not allocate several members of former "Hyla" to any of the new genera, including this one, but believed that they would be so allocated with additional work. As an interim measure they merely allocated these species to the non-taxon "Hyla", clearly not part of the North American-Eurasian clade which bears the name Hyla. Wiens, Graham, Moen, Smith, and Reeder, 2006, Am. Nat., 168 (Suppl. data): 13, showed that this species is imbedded within Osteocephalus and made the formal generic transfer. In the Osteocephalus alboguttatus species group of Jungfer, Faivovich, Padial, Castroviejo-Fisher, Lyra, Berneck, Iglesias, Kok, MacCulloch, Rodrigues, Verdade, Torres-Gastello, Chaparro, Valdujo, Reichle, Moravec, Gvoždík, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Ernst, De la Riva, Means, Lima, Señaris, Wheeler, and Haddad, 2013, Zool. Scripta, 42: 351-380. 

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