Physalaemus fernandezae (Müller, 1926)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Leptodactylidae > Subfamily: Leiuperinae > Genus: Physalaemus > Species: Physalaemus fernandezae

Paludicola fernandezae Müller, 1926, Zool. Anz., 65: 193. Holotype: ZSM 137/1925 (lost) according to Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 174. Type locality: "Christiano muerto (zwischen Neochaea und Bahia Blanca), Prov. Buenos Aires, Argentinien".

Physalaemus barbouri Parker, 1927, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 20: 463. Holotype: BMNH 1913.9.10.48, by original designation. Type locality: "La Plata". Synonymy by Barrio, 1964, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 20: 285-305. Formerly considered a synonym of Physalaemus henselii by Barrio, 1954, Physis, Buenos Aires, 20: 379-389; Cei, 1956, Invest. Zool. Chilen., 3: 51; and Milstead, 1960, Copeia, 1960: 83-89.

Physalaemus fernandezaeParker, 1927, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 9, 20: 463.

English Names

Whistling Dwarf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 83).

Distribution

Uruguay and adjacent Argentina (Buenos Aires, Entre Ríos, and Corrientes provinces).

Comment

In the Physalaemus henselii group of Nascimento, Caramaschi, and Cruz, 2005, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 63: 310. Tomatis, Baldo, Kolenc, and Borteiro, 2009, J. Herpetol., 43: 555-560, rejected the reality of this group. See comment under Physalaemus henselii. See accounts by Barrio, 1964, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 20: 285-305; Gallardo, 1965, Neotropica, 11: 27-37 (as both Physalaemus barbouri and Physalaemus fernandezae); and Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 406-409. See brief discussion of taxonomic confusion by Klappenbach and Langone, 1992, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, Ser. 2, 8: 194-195. Achaval and Olmos, 2003, Anf. Rept. Uruguay, ed. 2: 29, provided a brief account and photograph for the Uruguay population. Marangoni, Agostini, Barrasso, and Cajade, 2012, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 8: 63-71, reported on growth patterns in Argentina. In the Physalaemus cuvieri clade, Physalaemus henselii species group, of Lourenço, Targueta, Baldo, Nascimento, Garcia, Andrade, Haddad, and Recco-Pimentel, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 92: 204–216.

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