Pseudis minuta Günther, 1858

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Pseudinae > Genus: Pseudis > Species: Pseudis minuta

Pseudis minuta Günther, 1858, Arch. Naturgesch., 24: 319. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.25.96 (formerly 1934.9.1.26) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 98. Type locality: "Südamerika"; restricted to "Maldonado, República del Uruguay" by Klappenbach, 1985, Comun. Zool. Mus. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, 11: 1.

Lysapsus mantidactyla Cope, 1862, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 14: 352. Type(s): Formerly in ANSP, now lost according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 198. Type locality: "Buenos Ayres", Argentina. Synonymy by Klappenbach, 1985, Comun. Zool. Mus. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, 11: 1; Kwet, 2000, Amphibia-Reptilia, 21: 53.

Pseudis brasiliensis Peters, 1863, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1863: 76. Nomen nudum coined as a junior synonym of Pseudis minuta Günther and attributed to Wiegmann.

Pseudis mantidactylaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 187.

Pseudis meridionalis Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 27. Holotype: MNRJ 81, according to Miranda-Ribeiro, 1955, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 42: 412. Type locality: "Rio Grande do Sul". Given as "Rio Grande do Sul, provàvelment Tôrres" by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 87. Synonymized with Lysapsus mantidactylus by Bokermann, 1966, Lista Anot. Local. Tipo Anf. Brasil.: 87. Synonymy by Klappenbach, 1985, Comun. Zool. Mus. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, 11: 1; Kwet, 2000, Amphibia-Reptilia, 21: 53.

Pseudis minutusSavage and Carvalho, 1953, Zoologica, New York, 38: 193-200.

Lysapsus mantidactylusGallardo, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 125: 124.

Podonectes minutusGarda and Cannatella, 2007, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 44: 104. Invalid combination.

English Names

Lesser Swimming Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 97).

Distribution

Northeastern Argentina, Uruguay, and extreme southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina); likely in adjacent Paraguay.

Comment

Achaval and Olmos, 2003, Anf. Rept. Uruguay, ed. 2: 37, provided a brief account and photograph for the Uruguay population. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 23, suggested that this species will be found in Paraguay.

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