Osteopilus pulchrilineatus (Cope, 1870)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Lophyohylinae > Genus: Osteopilus > Species: Osteopilus pulchrilineatus

Hyla pulchrilineata Cope, 1870 "1869", Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 11: 163. Holotype: ANSP 14495, according to Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 352. Type locality: "Island of Santo Domingo, from the eastern part of that island", Hispaniola, West Indies.

Osteopilus pulchrilineatusFranz, 2003, In Henderson and Powell (eds.), Islands and the Sea: 167.

English Names

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

Hispaniolan Yellow Treefrog (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 265).

Distribution

Hispaniola, sea level to about 1100 m elevation in disjunct populations.

Comment

In the former Hyla pulchrilineata group; see Trueb and Tyler, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 24: 1-60. See comments by Powell and Henderson, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 342, regarding transfer from Hyla to Osteopilus. 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: 265, who noted that this species has been extirpated from Haiti. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 86, summarized the natural history literature. Galvis-Peñuela, Sánchez-Pacheco, Ospina-Sarria, Anganoy-Criollo, Gil, and Rada, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 154–169, described larval ontogeny and external morphology. 

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