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Agalychnis callidryas (Cope, 1862)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Phyllomedusinae > Genus: Agalychnis > Species: Agalychnis callidryas

Hyla callidryas Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 359. Holotype: ANSP 2091, according to Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 349. Type locality: "Darien", Panama; corrected to Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico, by Smith and Taylor, 1950, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 347; this correction considered unjustified by Dunn and Stuart, 1951, Copeia, 1951: 57, and Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 102.

Agalychnis callidryasCope, 1864, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 16: 181. Cope, 1865, Nat. Hist. Rev., N.S., 5: 110.

Agalychnis helenae Cope, 1885 "1884", Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 22: 182. Holotype: USNM 13737 according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 145; Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 29. Type locality: "Nicaragua". Synonymy by Savage and Heyer, 1967, Beitr. Neotrop. Fauna, 5: 123.

Phyllomedusa helenaeKellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 145. Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 334.

Phyllomedusa (Agalychnis) callidryasLutz, 1950, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 48: 601, 619.

Phyllomedusa (Agalychnis) helenaeLutz, 1950, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 48: 601, 619.

Agalychnis callidryas callidryasFunkhouser, 1957, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 5: 33.

Agalychnis callidryas taylori Funkhouser, 1957, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 5: 34. Holotype: EHT 1279; now FMNH 100166, by museum records. Type locality: "Tierra Colorada, Veracruz, Mexico". Status as subspecies rejected by Savage and Heyer, 1967, Beitr. Neotrop. Fauna, 5: 123.

Phyllomedusa callidryasSavage and Heyer, 1967, Beitr. Neotrop. Fauna, 5: 123.

Agalychnis callidryasDuellman, 1968, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 18: 4.

English Names

Red-eyed Leaf frog (Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 84; Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 73; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 7).

Red-eyed Treefrog (Cochran, 1961, Living Amph. World: 125; Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 16; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 89).

Distribution

Atlantic lowlands of Veracruz and Oaxaca, Mexico, southeastward on the Caribbean lowlands to central Panama; Pacific lowlands of southern Costa Rica and eastern Panama to the Chocó of Colombia, sea level to 1325 m elevation.

Comment

Savage and Heyer, 1967, Beitr. Neotrop. Fauna, 5: 111–131, analyzed intraspecific variation. See account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 102–112, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 839–840. See also accounts by Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 84–86; Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 73–75, and Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 89-92. See accounts by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 281–283, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 231–236. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, detailed the departmental distribution in Honduras. Robertson, Duryea, and Zamudio, 2009, Mol. Ecol., 18: 1375–1395, discussed phylogeographic patterns in Costa Rica. See comments by Sunyer, Páiz, Dehling, and Köhler, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 189–202, regarding Nicaraguan populations. In the Agalychis callidryas group of Faivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 259. Previous records from the Magdalena River Valley of Colombia are now referred to Agalychnis terranova; see Rivera-Correa, Duarte-Cubides, Rueda-Almonacid, and Daza-R., 2013, Zootaxa, 3636: 85–100. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 198–201, provided a key to the species of Central America and provided a map and photograph of the species, including this one.

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