Scinax staufferi (Cope, 1865)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Scinaxinae > Genus: Scinax > Species: Scinax staufferi

Hyla staufferi Cope, 1865, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 17: 195. Holotype: USNM 15317 according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 173 Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 60. Type locality: "Orizava [= Orizaba, Veracruz], Mexico".

Hyla eximia staufferiCope, 1887, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 32: 14.

Hyliola staufferiMocquard, 1899, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 4, 1: 339.

Hyla culex Dunn and Emlen, 1932, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 84: 24. Holotype: MCZ 16098, by original designation. Type locality: "Tela, [Departamento Atlantidad,] Honduras". Synonymy by Taylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 35: 863; Duellman, 1966, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 17: 274.

Hyla staufferi staufferiLeón, 1969, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 18: 540.

Ololygon staufferiFouquette and Delahoussaye, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 392.

Scinax staufferiDuellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 23.

English Names

Stauffer's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 64); Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 104; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 109).

Stauffer's Longnosed Treefrog (Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 85).

Stauffer's Long-nosed Treefrog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 22).

Stauffer's Treefrog (Scinax staufferi stafferi: Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 22).

Distribution

Savannas and subhumid forest in the lowlands to moderate elevations from southern Tamaulipas, Mexico, southward to Nicaragua on the Caribbean versant and from Guerrero, Mexico, to northwestern Costa Rica on the Pacific; disjunctly on the Pacific lowlands of western to central Panama.

Comment

For discussion (as Hyla staufferi staufferi) see Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 195–199. In the Scinax ruber clade of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 96. Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 104–106, and Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 109–111, provided an account. See accounts by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 347–348, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 325–331. Köhler, Vesely, and Greenbaum, 2005 "2006", Amph. Rept. El Salvador: 48–50, provided an account (for El Salvador) and a color photograph. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See comments by Sunyer, Páiz, Dehling, and Köhler, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 189–202, regarding Nicaraguan populations. Mata-Silva, Ramírez-Bautista, and Johnson, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 508, provided a record from Oaxaca, Mexico, and commented on the range. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2013, Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí: 56-57, provided an account for San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 262–264, provided a brief summary of natural history and identification key for the species of Scinax in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species.. Sunyer, Martínez-Fonseca, Salazar-Saavedra, Galindo-Uribe, and Obando, 2014, Mesoam. Herpetol., 1: 170, provided a record for the department of León, Nicaragua. Lemos-Espinal and Smith, 2015, Check List, 11(1642): 1–11, noted the occurrence of the species in Hidalgo, Mexico, without providing a specific locality.  

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