Sphaenorhynchus Tschudi, 1838

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Scinaxinae > Genus: Sphaenorhynchus
16 species

Sphaenorhynchus Tschudi, 1838, Classif. Batr.: 28. 71. Type species: Hyla lactea Daudin, 1802, by original designation.

SphaenorhincusDuméril and Bibron, 1841, Erp. Gen., 8: 612. Incorrect subsequent spelling of Sphaenorhynchus.

Dryomelictes Fitzinger, 1843, Syst. Rept.: 31. Type species: Hyla lactea Daudin, 1802, by original designation. Synonymy by Myers and Leviton, 1961, Herpetologica, 17: 62.

Dryomelictes Cope, 1865, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 17: 194. Type species: Hyla aurantiaca Daudin, 1802, by original designation. Preoccupied by Dryomelictes Fitzinger, 1843. Synonymy by Myers and Leviton, 1961, Herpetologica, 17: 62.

Hylopsis Werner, 1894, Zool. Anz., 17: 156. Type species: Hylopsis platycephalus Werner, 1894, by monotypy.

SphoenorhynchusLutz and Lutz, 1938, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 10: 175. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Sphoenohyla Lutz and Lutz, 1938, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 10: 178. Type species: Hyla aurantiaca Daudin,1802, by original designation. Named as an explicit subgenus of Hyla because Sphaenorhynchus thought erroneously to be preoccupied by Sphenorhynchus Lichtenstein, 1823 (Aves).

SphaenorhynchusGoin, 1957, Caldasia, 8: 11.

English Names

Lime Treefrogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Distribution

Amazon and Orinoco basins of South America; Guianas; and eastern Brazil; Trinidad.

Comment

Considered the sister taxon of Scarthyla + Scinax by Duellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 1-23. See nomenclatural discussion by Myers and Leviton, 1961, Herpetologica, 17: 61-62. In Dendropsophini of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 89. Araujo-Vieira, Tacioli, and Faivovich, 2015, Zootaxa, 3904: 270–282, commented on comparative larval morphology within the genus.

Contained taxa (16 sp.):

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