Phyllomedusa coelestis (Cope, 1874)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Phyllomedusidae > Genus: Phyllomedusa > Species: Phyllomedusa coelestis

Pithecopus coelestis Cope, 1874, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 26: 121. Holotype: ANSP 11384, according to Malnate, 1971, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 123: 350; incorrectly reported as lost by Duellman, 1974, Herpetologica, 30: 105-112 (D.C. Cannatella IN Frost, 1985, Amph. Species World: 200). Type locality: "Moyabamba [= Moyobamba], [Departamento San Martín,] Peru".

Phyllomedusa coelestisBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 429.

Trachycephalus (Pithecopus) coelestisKnauer, 1878, Naturgesch. Lurche: 110.

Pithecopus coelestisLutz, 1966, Copeia, 1966: 236.

English Names

Starry Leaf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 62).

Distribution

Very poorly known with isolated records in Peru and Colombia. Probably more widespread in the upper Amazon Basin than currently understood.

Comment

See account by Duellman and Mendelson, 1995, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 55: 346. Not assigned to species group by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 117-118. In the Phyllomedusa tarsius group of Barrio-Amorós, 2006, Zootaxa, 1309: 55-68.

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