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I attempt to summarize here what work I have done on ASW starting with the online version of 6.0. This log will not include error corrections and the like and I cannot promise that there will not be errors of omission or commission inasmuch as this log is not being constructed automatically and focuses on publications rather than on particular changes and fixes.
28 August 2014: Added Limnonectes hikidai, named by Matsui and Nishikawa, 2014, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 33: 35–147, for populations in Borneo formerly incorrectly identified as Limnonectes khasianus/laticeps.
28 August 2014: Placed Limnonectes laticeps into the synonymy of Limnonectes khasianus, following Ohler and Deuti, 2013, Zoosystema, 35: 415–423.
27 August 2014: Added Kurixalus viridescens (Rhacophoridae) from southern Vietnam, named by Nguyen, Matsui, and Duc, 2014, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 33: 101–111.
25 August 2014: Added relevant comments and four new species (Centrolene charapita, Chimerella corleone, Cochranella guayasamini, and Hyalinobatrachium anachoretus) from Twomey, Delia, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2014, Zootaxa, 3851: 1–87, who reviewed the species of Centrolenidae from northern Peru as well as providing a recent estimate of the phylogeny within the family.
14 August 2014: Added the first record for Mexico (Chiapas) of Gymnopis syntrema (Dermophiidae), reported by González-Hernández, Hernández-Ordóñez, Cervantez-López, and Reynoso-Rosales, 2014, Rev. Mex. Biodivers., 85: 645-649.
7 August 2014: New species Crossodactylus werneri and Crossodactylus timbuhy are added (both from Brazil), Crossodactylus boulengeri removed from the synonymy of Crossodactylus dispar which is redelimited and its range restricted to Brazil (the previous record for Argentina being tentatively assigned to Crossodactylus schmidti), all from a revision of the Crossodactylus dispar complex (Hylodidae) by Pimenta, Cruz, and Caramaschi, 2014, Arq. Zool., São Paulo, 45: 1–30, who also note considerable declines in the species over the last 40 years.
5 August 2014: Comment added relating to the discovery by Ohler and Dubois, 2014, Zootaxa, 3838: 590–594, that Dicroglossidae Anderson, 1871, is not an available name but a subsequent misspelling of Discoglossidae. The authors suggest employing the name in use until they can petition the ICZN for a ruling to save it. Sigh.
5 August 2014: Added Adelophryne glandulatus (Eleutherodactylidae) named from Brazil by Lourenço-de-Moraes, Ferreira, Fouquet, and Bastos, 2014, Zootaxa, 3846: 351.
5 August 2014: Added a comment relating to the description of larval morphology of Odontophrynus barrioi by González, Galvani, Sanabria, Barrasso, Alcalde, and Quiroga, 2014, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 9: 15–23.
25 July 2014: Added Scinax madeirae, removed from the synonymy of Scinax fuscomarginatus, and placed into the same synonymy Scinax parkeri, Scinax trilineatus, Scinax lutzorum, and Scinax pusillus, all the result of a detailed review of Scinax fuscomarginatus by Brusquetti, Jansen, Barrio-Amorós, Segalla, and Haddad, 2014, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 171: 783–821.
25 July 2014: Added citation to Sáez, Fibla, Correa-Quezada, Sallaberry-Ayerza, Salinas, Veloso, Mella, Iturra-Constant, and Méndez, 2014, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 171: 769–782, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of Telmatobius (Telmatobiidae) in Chile and adjacent Bolivia.
21 July 2014: Added citation to McCranie and Valdés-Orellana, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 41–49, who reported an apparently introduced population of Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Eleutherodactylidae) from Isla Guanaja, Honduras.
21 July 2014: Added citation to Menin, Pegorini, Carvalho, Rojas, and Gordo, 2014, Zootaxa, 3826: 393–396, who reported on the larval morphology of Amazophrynella manaos (Bufonidae).
21 July 2014: Added citation to Pinheiro, Taucce, Leite, and Garcia, 2014, Zootaxa, 3815: 147–150, who reported on the advertisement call of Bokermannohyla martinsi (Hylidae).
21 July 2014: Added Megophrys lini and Megophrys cheni from China, both named by, respectively, Wang and Yang, and Wang and Liu in Wang, Zhao, Yang, Zhou, Chen, and Liu, 2014, PLoS One, 9(4)(e93075) : 1–15, in the genus Xenophrys although this taxon had been placed in the synonymy of Megophrys by Mahony, Teeling, and Biju, 2013, Zootaxa, 3722: 144. Aside from the minor nomenclatural issue (which likely will be resolved in the authors' favor once the problematic and unwieldy Megophrys is divided into monophyletic taxa), this paper is a model of good species-level taxonomy.
21 July 2014: Added Leptolalax laui (Megophryidae), named by Sung, Yang, and Wang, 2014, Asian Herpetol. Res., 5: 80–90. This taxon from Hong Kong and the adjacent mainland in Guangdong, China, was previous confused with Leptolalax liui.
20 July 2014: Added five new species of Microhyla (Microhyla pineticola, Microhyla pulchella, Microhyla minuta, Microhyla darevskii, and Microhyla arboricola) all from from Vietnam and named by Poyarkov, Vassilieva, Orlov, Galoyan, Tran, Le, Kretova, and Geissler, 2014, Russ. J. Herpetol., 21: 89–148. The authors also provided a key to the species of Microhyla in Vietnam, provided extensive taxonomic comments and doubted the distinctiveness of Microhyla fowleri from Microhyla berdmorei but did not make the synonymy.
20 July 2014: Added Paramesotriton quixilingensis, named by Yuan, Zhao, Jiang, Hou, He, Murphy, and Che, 2014, Asian Herpetol. Res., 5: 67–79, who also provided a molecular tree of relationships.
20 July 2014: Added Scinax satermawe (Hylidae), named from Brazil by Sturaro and Peloso, 2014, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 54: 9–23.
20 July 2014: Added range extension for Nymphagus buenaventura (Centrolenidae) and Gastrotheca lateonota (Hemiphractidae) for El Oro Province, Ecuador, published by Yánez-Muñoz, Sánchez-L., López, Rea-S., Meza-Ramos, Oyagata-C., and Guerrero, 2014, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 6: 2–5.
19 July 2014: Added citations for range extensions to Ha Giang Province, Vietnam, for Hyla annectans (Hylidae), Babina chapaensis, Odorrana cf. jingdongensis, Odorrana junlianensis (Ranidae), Gracixalus cf. jinxiuensis, Rhacophorus duboisi, Rhacophorus feae, and Rhacophorus robertingeri by Ziegler, Tran, Nguyen, Perl, Wirk, Kulisch, Lehmann, Rauhaus, Nguyen, Lê, and Vu, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 185–201.
19 July 2014: Added Pristimantis tinajillas and Pristimantis gualacenio (Craugastoridae) from Morona-Santiago, Ecuador, named by Urgilés, Sánchez-Nivicela, Nieves, and Yánez-Muñoz, 2014, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 6: 51–59.
19 July 2014: Added Phrynopus chaparroi Craugastoridae) from Provincia Concepción, Departamento Junín, Peru, by Mamani and Malqui, 2014, Zootaxa, 3838: 207–214.
19 July 2014: Added citations to first records for Gracilxalus supercornutus and Rhacophorus maximus (Rhacophoridae) from Laos by Luu, Calame, Nguyen, Ohler, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 419–423.
19 July 2014: Added citations to first records of Babina chapaensis (Ranidae), Kurixalus bisacculus (Rhacophoridae), Rhacophorus feae (Rhacophoridae), Rhacophorus kio (Rhacophoridae), Theloderma asperum (Rhacophoridae), and Tylototriton asperrimus (Salamandridae) from Thuong Tien Nature Reserve, Hoa Binh Province, in northern Vietnam, reported by Luu, Le, Do, Hoang, Nguyen, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 51–58.
19 July 2014: Added citation to the report on advertisement call of Adelophryne maranguapensis (Eleutherodactylidae) by Lima, Borges-Nojosa, and Cechin, 2014, Zootaxa, 3835: 299–300.
19 July 2014: Added Liophryne miniafia Microhylidae, Asterophryinae) named by Kraus, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 255–261.
19 July 2014: Added citations to Kozak, Weisrock, and Larson, 2006, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B, Biol. Sci., 273: 539–546, a study on the phylogenetics of eastern Plethodon, which documented a rapid accumulation of distinct lineages. Don't know how I failed to include this important piece of literature 8 years ago.
19 July 2014: Added to the Hyperolius laurenti (Hyperoliidae) record citation to the work by Kouamé, Adepo-Gourène, Konan, Emmrich, Penner, and Rödel, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 59–65, who provided a second record for southeastern Ivory Coast and observations on variability, calls, and habitat.
19 July 2014: Added comments relevant to the study of García-R., Mendoza, Ospina, Cardenas, and Castro, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 220–227, who compared Pristimantis jubatus, Pristimantis kelephas and Pristimantis calcaratus (Craugastoridae) of Colombia, both with molecular evidence and morphometrics.
19 July 2014: Added range extension to Vitreorana eurygnatha (Centrolenidae) by Cintra, Silva, and Silva, 2013, Herpetol. Notes, 6: 587–590, from the municipality of Luziânia, Goiás, Brazil.
19 July 2014: Added comment under Ambystoma regarding the geography of genotype distributions of unisexual populations in Massachusetts, USA, reported by Charney, Ireland, and Bettencourt, 2014, J. Herpetol., 48: 210–219.
19 July 2014: Added Ecnomiohyla bailarina and Ecnomiohyla veraguensis, two species from Panama named by Batista, Hertz, Mebert, Köhler, Lotzkat, Ponce, and Vesely, 2014, Zootaxa, 3826: 449–474. The authors also presented a tree based on the mtDNA 16S gene.
19 July 2014: Added comment under Nobella lochites (Craugastoridae) regarding the description of the advertisemental call by Batallas-R. and Brito-M., 2014, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 6: 6–8.
17 July 2014: Added Hyloscirtus condor (Hylidae) from the southern part of the Cordillera del Condor in Zamora Chinchipe Province, Ecuador. This species of the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group was named by Almendáriz, Brito-M., Batallas-R., and Ron, 2014, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 54: 33–49.
17 July 2014: Added Polypedates pseudotilophus (named by Matsui, Hamidy, and Kuraishi, 2014, Spec. Diversity, 19: 1–7), which was formerly recognized as the Sumatran and Javan populations of Polypedates otilophus.
9 July 2014: Completed adding relevant citations to Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 1–132, and Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3827: 599–600 (corrigenda), which provided a revision of Brachycephaloidea (Eleutherodactylidae and Craugastoridae) with reference to methodological issues in phylogenetic inference. Ceuthomantidae was placed in synonymy of Craugastoridae as a subfamily and the various species series and species group were redelimited to render a monophyletic taxonomy.
27 June 2014: Beginning to add changes extending from the brachycephaloid monograph by Padial, Grant, and Frost, 2014, Zootaxa, 3825: 1–132, and of course the first thing I noticed is a nomenclatural error that I should have caught months ago, that Ceuthomantinae is the senior name for what we refer to as Pristimantinae. Oh well huh. That is corrected in this catalog and in a published corrigendum in the near future.
16 June to 12 August: Added relevant citations to Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept., 1(Amph.). As I went through it I found both errors of mine and of theirs; fortunately the rate in either direction was not huge, although I think they made more errors than what they corrected of mine. But, regardless, these are big projects and errors will propagate and this volume has presented me with the opportunity to find and correct a number of errors in ASW, so I thank the authors for that. However, inasmuch as 95% of this book was more-or-less downloaded directly from ASW, it couldn't have been much of a chore to check what I have put together over the last 34 years. For the differences that remain, well, those are cited in the comments. The authors largely adopted Dubois' heterodox view of both nomenclature and systematics, which will be new for most North Americans should they notice and (particularly in Bufonidae) if they are prepared to accept Dubois' concept of genus which requires substantial paraphyly. They and also seem to adopt different species concepts for different groups, for instance they consider Cryptobranchus bishopi to be a subspecies of C. alleganiensis even though substantial evidence points to both bishopi and alleganiensis being species complexes, while in the Desmognathus marmoratus complex they adopt an aggressively phylogenetic concept, while in their taxonomic treatment of Necturus of the Gulf Coast they adopt a nominalist concept and their statements throughout expose substantial misunderstandings of much of current thought in systematics (see their treatment of Pseudotriton montanus for a particularly egregious example). Readers should also understand that this volume ("7th edition") has no formal connection to the previous six editions other than the authors apparently liked the gravitas of the title and hoped it would help drive some level of acceptance of the taxonomy promoted therein. My undertstanding is that the 1st (Stejneger and Barbour, 1917, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept.), 2nd (Stejneger and Barbour, 1923, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 2), 3rd (Stejneger and Barbour, 1933, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 3), 4th (Stejneger and Barbour, 1939, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 4), and 5th (Stejneger and Barbour, 1943, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 93) editions were all done under the auspices of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, with the 6th (Schmidt, 1953, Check List N. Am. Amph. Rept., Ed. 6) being done under the auspices of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists which holds the copyright on the title. That these volumes were decreasingly relevant to the development of herpetology in the United States should be of no surprise to anyone (and a measure of success of the 1st edition) and this volume is certainly an extreme data point on the trend. Indeed, this volume is the kind of effort whose time is long past, as indeed, so was the 6th edition. This volume may be of interest to professional systematists, but I see little information here that is not available freely and more currently online from ASW, the SSAR/HL/ASIH standard common names list, the IUCN Redlist, and AmphibiaWeb. Print is simply dead for these kind of compendia.
16 June 2014: Added relevant citations to Fouquet, Cassini, Haddad, Pech, and Rodrigues, 2014, J. Biogeograph., 41: 855–870, who reported on the biogeography and molecular phylogenetics of Adenomera (Leptodactylidae).
15 June 2014: Added relevant citation to Guarnizo and Cannatella, 2014, J. Heredity, 20: 216–225, who reported on gene flow in Dendropsophus luddecki and Dendropsophus labialis (Hylidae).
13 June 2014: Added relevant citations to Wielstra and Arntzen, 2014, Zootaxa, 3802: 381–388, who refined understanding of the hybrid population status of nominal Triturus arntzeni between Triturus ivanbureschi and Triturus macedonicus, as well as refining understanding of the phylogenetics of Triturus.
12 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Maddock, Day, Nussbaum, Wilkinson, and Gower, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 75: 194–201, who reported on the molecular geographic variation in Tachycnemis seychellensis (Hyperoliidae).
11 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Vassilieva, Galoyan, Gogoleva, and Poyarkov, 2014, Zootaxa, 3796: 401–434, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics of Kalophrynus (Microhylidae) from Indochina and named two species, Kalophrynus honbaensis and Kalophrynus cryptophonus from the Annamite region of Vietnam.
11 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Hertwig, Min, Haas, and Das, 2014, Zootaxa, 3814: 419–431, who named Ansonia vidua (Bufonidae) and noted another unnamed species closely related to this one.
11 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Altig and Rowley, 2014, Zootaxa, 3811: 381–386, who reported on the larval morphology of Glyphoglossus molossus and Calluella guttulata (Microhylidae).
6 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Vences, Sanchez, Hauswaldt, Eikelmann, Rodriguez, Carranza, Donaire-Barroso, Gehara, Helfer, Lötters, Werner, Schulz, and Steinfartz, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 73: 208–216, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics of Salamandra (Salamandridae).
4 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Modak, Padhye, and Dahanukar, 2014, Zootaxa, 3796: 62–80, who reported on the molecular phylogeography of Indirana leithii (Ranixalidae) and note that the name also covers an unnamed species.
4 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Gururaja, Dinesh, Priti, and Ravikanth, 2014, Zootaxa, 3796: 33–46, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics of Nyctibatrachus (Nyctibatrachidae) and named Nyctibatrachus kumbara.
3 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Hoskin, 2014, Zootaxa, 3786: 499–500, who reported on the advertisement call of Litoria andiirrmalin (Hylidae).
1 June 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Veiga-Menoncello, Lourenço, Strüssmann, Rossa-Feres, Andrade, Giaretta, and Recco-Pimentel, 2014, Zool. Scripta, 43: 261–272, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics of Pseudopaludicola (Leptodactylidae).
18 May 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Chan, Brown, Lim, Ahmad, and Grismer, 2014, Herpetologica, 70: 228–240, who noted a new species, Hylarana centropeninsularis, which was previous confused with Hylarana siberu and constituting the Peninsular Malaysia records formerly assigned to that species.
18 May 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Raselimanana, Raxworthy, Andreone, Glaw, and Vences, 2014, Vert. Zool., Dresden, 64: 95–102, who named a unique species Scaphiophyrne matsoko (Microhylidae).
18 May 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Günther, Richards, and Dahl, 2014, Vert. Zool., Dresden, 64: 59–94, who named 9 new species of asterophryine microhylid frogs from Papua New Guinea: Austrochaperina alexanderi, Austrochaperina laurae, Cophixalus annanoreenae, Cophixalus lennarti, Cophixalus viridis, Hylophorbus sigridae, Oreophryne albomaculata, Oreophryne curator, and Xenorhina tillacki.
17 May 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Li, Jin, Zhao, Liu, Wang, and Pang, 2014, Zootaxa, 3795: 449–471, who named Megophrys obesa and Megophrys acuta from Heishiding Nature Reserve, Fengkai County, Guangdong Province, China.
12 May 2014: Relevant citations added referencing McCranie and Rovito, 2014, Zootaxa, 3795: 61–70, who named Cryptotriton necopinus from Honduras and placed Cryptotriton wakei into the synonymy of Cryptotriton nasalis.
11 May 2014: Relevant citations and records added referencing Biju, Garg, Gururaja, Shouche, and Walujkar, 2014, Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci., 43: 1–87, who named 14 new species and resurrected one, of Micrixalus, defined five species groups, and redelimited more-or-less all of the ranges of previously named Micrixalus due to the recognition of the new species. These are: Micrixalus elegans group (Micrixalus candidus sp. nov., Micrixalus elegans, Micrixalus kurichiyari sp. nov., Micrixalus niluvasei sp. nov., Micrixalus sairandhri sp. nov., Micrixalus spelunca sp. nov., and Micrixalus uttaraghati sp. nov.); (2) Micrixalus fuscus group (Micrixalus adonis sp. nov., Micrixalus fuscus, Micrixalus herrei (resurrected), Micrixalus mallani sp.nov., Micrixalus nelliyampathi sp. nov. and Micrixalus kodayari sp. nov.); (3) Micrixalus nudis group (Micrixalus gadgili, Micrixalus nudis, Micrixalus sali sp. nov. and Micrixalus thampii); (4) Micrixalus saxicola group (Micrixalus kottigeharensis, Micrixalus saxicola, and Micrixalus specca sp. nov.); and (5) Micrixalus silvaticus group (Micrixalus frigidus sp. nov., Micrixalus nigraventris sp. nov., Micrixalus phyllophilus, and Micrixalus silvaticus).
2 May 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Mângia, Santana, Cruz, and Feio, 2014, Bol. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, N.S., Zool., 531: 1–33, who named four new species previously confused with Proceratophrys melanopogon (Proceratophrys mantiqueira, Proceratophrys gladius, Proceratophrys pombali, and Proceratophrys itamari), and redelimit Proceratophrys melanopogon.
24 April 2014: Addition of Thorius hankeni (Plethodontidae) from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Guerrero, Mexico, by Campbell, Brodie, Flores-Villela, and Smith, 2014, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 9: 46–51.
15 April 2014: Addition of Amolops chayuensis (Ranidae) from Xizang, China, named by Sun, Luo, Sun, and Zhang, 2013, Forestry Construct., 20: 14–16.
12 April 2014: Addition of Eurycea subluvicola Steffen, Irwin, Blair, and Bonett, 2014, Zootaxa, 3786: 423–442 (Plethodontidae), from Arkansas, USA.
10 April 2014: Completed inputting citations where appropriate to Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.
7 April 2014: Streicher, García-Vázquez, Ponce-Campos, Flores-Villela, Campbell, and Smith, 2014, Syst. Biodivers., 12: 1–22, provided a revision of the Craugastor rhodopis species group, into which they transferred Craugastor occidentalis.
3 April 2014: Conradie, 2014, Zootaxa, 3785: 438–452, named Cacosternum thorini (Pyxicephalidae) from the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
2 April 2014: Relevant citation added referencing Caram, Luna-Dias, Hepp, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2014, Zootaxa, 3784: 294–296, who reported on the advertisement call of Dendropsophus pseudomeridianus.
2 April 2014: Relevant citation added referencing Oliveira, Ruas, Mendes, and Solé, 2014, Zootaxa, 3784: 97–98, who reported on the advertisement call of Rhinella crucifer.
2 April 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Costa, Laranjeiras, Röhr, Magalhães, Juncá, and Garda, 2014, Zootaxa, 3784: 94–96, who provided data on the advertisement call of Haddadus aramunha (Craugastoridae).
2 April 2014: Relevant citations added referencing Rosset and Baldo, 2014, Zootaxa, 3784: 79–83, who provided data on advertisement call and range, including a spot map, for Odontophrynus lavillai (Odontophrynidae).
1 April 2014: Addition of Tylototriton liuyangensis (Salamandridae), named by Yang, Jiang, Shen, and Fei, 2014, Asian Herpetol. Res., 5: 1–11.
1 April 2014: Sunny, Monroy-Vilchis, Fajardo, and Aguilera-Reyes, 2014, Conserv. Genet., 15: 49–59, report on genetic diversity and status of the endangered Ambystoma leorae (Ambystomatidae).
30 March 2014: Addition of Chiasmocleis haddadi, Chiasmocleis papachibe, and Chiasmocleis royi, as well the synonymy of Chiasmocleis jimi with Chiasmocleis hudsoni as well as revisionary comments from Peloso, Sturaro, Forlani, Gaucher, Motta, and Wheeler, 2014, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 136: 1–112.
21 March 2014: Naming of Pristimantis munozi (Craugastoridae) from Ecuador by Rojas-Runjaic, Delgado C., and Guayasamin, 2014, Zootaxa, 3780: 36–50.
21 March 2014: Huang, Duan, and Ji, 2014, Zootaxa, 3779: 497–500, report on larval morphology of Nanorana quadranus (Dicroglossidae) (as Feirana quadranus, Ranidae). The recognition of Feirana is novel, given its phylogenetic placement. But, even more surprising is the assignment to Ranidae because to accomplish this nomenclatural result requires the synonymy of Dicroglossidae, Rhacophoridae, and Mantellidae with Ranidae.
21 March 2014: Synonymy of Caecilita Wake and Donnelly, 2010, with Microcaecilia (Siphonopidae) by Wilkinson, Kok, Ahmed, and Gower, 2014, Zootaxa, 3779: 383–388.
21 March 2014: Ernst, Nienguesso, Lautenschläger, Barej, Schmitz, and Hölting, 2014, Zootaxa, 3779: 297–300, reported a population (likely a new species) of nominal Trichobatrachus robustus (Arthroleptidae) from the Serra do Pingano, Uíge province, northern Angola.
15 March 2014: Transfer of Ericabatrachus to Petropedetidae by Siu-Ting, Gower, Pisani, Kassahun, Gebresenbet, Menegon, Mengistu, Saber, de Sá, Wilkinson, and Loader, 2014, BMC Evol. Biol., 14(44): 1–26.
14 March 2014: Added comments with regard to the paper by Ostroshabov, Orlov, and Nguyen, 2013, Russ. J. Herpetol., 20: 301–324, where the species similar to Rhacophorus hoanglienensis and Rhacophorus orlovi in northern Vietnam were discussed, along with the naming to two species, Rhacophorus larissae and Rhacophorus viridimaculatus.
14 March 2014: Addition of relevant comments to accounts from Barrow, Ralicki, Emme, and Lemmon, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 75: 78–90, to the systematics of Pseudacris and providing a proof-of-concept for a new sequencing method.
13 March 2014: Addition of Liuixalus calcarius and Philautus catbaensis (Rhacophoridae) by Milto, Poyarkov, Orlov, and Nguyen, 2013, Russ. J. Herpetol., 20: 287–300.
12 March 2014: Addition of relevant citations to Conlon, Kolodziejek, Mechkarska, Coquet, Leprince, Jouenne, Vaudry, Nielsen, Nowotny, and King, 2014, Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Part D, 9: 49–57, who discussed some ranid phylogenetic relationships based on peptide structure.
10 March 2014: Addition of citation to Vieira, Arzabe, and Vieira, 2006, Check List, 2: 55–56, who provided a range extension of Leptodactylus caatingae to Paraíba, Brazil.
9 March 2014: Addition of citation to Meng, Tao, Murphy, and Li, 2013, Acta Zootaxon. Sinica, 38: 679–686, who discussed the biogeography of Chinese amphibians with respect to plate tectonics.
9 March 2014: Addition of the new species Liuixalus catbaensis (Rhacophoridae), named by Nguyen, Matsui, and Yoshikawa, 2014, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 33: 29–37. This turns out to be a junior synonym of Liuixalus calcarius fide T.T. Nguyen, personal communication.
9 March 2014: Addition of the species Leptobrachium kantonishikawai (Megophryidae) from Sarawak, Malaysia, named by Hamidy and Matsui, 2014, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 33: 57–67.
8 March 2014: Addition of citation to Cruz, Marciano, and Napoli, 2014, Zootaxa, 3774: 97–102, who reported on advertisement and courtship calls of Phyllodytes wuchereri (Hylidae).
5 March 2014: Addition of the new species Amazophrynella manaos (Bufonidae) named by Rojas, Carvalho, Gordo, Ávila, Farias, and Hrbek, 2014, Zootaxa, 3753: 79–95, who also discussed the phylogenetics of the group.
5 March 2014: Addition of the new species, Trachycephalus helio (Hylidae) from Brazil by Nunes, Suárez, Gordo, and Pombal, 2013, Copeia, 2013: 634–640.
3 March 2014: Addition of citations to Tominaga, Matsui, and Nakata, 2014, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 31: 64–70, who reported on the genetic diversification within and among populations of Babina holsti (Ranidae).
2 March 2014: Addition of reports on vocal repertoire of Physalaemus cuvieri (Leptodactylidae) by Gambale and Bastos, 2014, Herpetol. J., 24: 31–39.
2 March 2014: Addition of citation to account of Hyperolius discodactylus (Hyperoliidae) with discussion of types, morphology, and range by Liedtke, Hügli, Dehling, Pupin, Menegon, Plumptre, Kujirakwinja, and Loader, 2014, Zootaxa, 3768: 253–290.
1 March 2014: Addition of range extension and discussion of distribution of Leptodactylus chaquensis (Leptodactylidae) by Oda, Santos, Gambale, Campos, Batista, and Affonso, 2014, Herpetozoa, Wien, 26: 195–200.
28 Feb 2014: Addition of range extension of Adelphobates castaneoticus (Dendrobatidae) by Camera and Krinski, 2014, Check List, 10: 244–245.
28 Feb 2014: Addition of citation to and synonymies by Oliver, Rittmeyer, Kraus, Richards, and Austin, 2013, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 67: 600–607, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of Mantophryne, including a reassignment of Pherohapsis menziesi to Mantophryne and Mantophryne infulata to Hylophorbus (Microhylidae).
27 Feb 2014: Addition of citations to Sabino-Pinto, Mayerl, Meilink, Grasso, Raaijmakers, Russo, Segal, Stegen, Clegg, Srikanthan, Glaw, and Vences, 2014, Herpetol. Notes, 7: 67–73, who reported on the advertisement call of Gephyromantis webbi, G. rivicola, and G. silvanus (Mantellidae).
27 Feb 2014: Addition of citation to Zank, Colombo, Adams, Borba, and Borges-Martins, 2013, Herpetol. Notes, 6: 555–557, first records of Melanophryniscus sanmartini (Microhylidae) from Brazil.
27 Feb 2014: Jablonski, Balej, Jůna, and Homolka, 2013, Herpetol. Notes, 6: 563–566, discuss low elevation (below 200 m) records of Salamandra salamandra (Salamandridae) in Slovenia, Croatia, and Bulgaria.
26 Feb 2014: Addition of three species of Oreophryne (O. cameroni, O. parkopanorum, O. gagneorum; Microhylidae) from Papua New Guinea, by Kraus, 2013, Zookeys, 333: 93–121.
25 Feb 2014: Addition of citations to Subramanian, Dinesh, and Radhakrishnan, 2013, Atlas of Endemic Amph. W. Ghats: 1–246, in all relevant accounts.
24 Feb 2014: Addition of citations to Mapouyat, Hirschfeld, Rödel, Liedtke, Loader, Gonwouo, Dahmen, Doherty-Bone, and Barej, 2014, Zootaxa, 3765: 29–53, who reported on larval morphology of nine species of Leptodactylodon (Arthroleptidae).
24 Feb 2014: Addition of Gastrotheca aguaruna and G. aratia, redelimitation of G. monticola, and resurrection of G. lojana (Hemiphractidae) by Duellman, Barley, and Venegas, 2014, Zootaxa, 3768: 159–177.
23 Feb 2014: Addition of Pseudopaludicola pocoto (Leptodactylidae) a new species from northeastern Brazil: Magalhães, Loebmann, Kokubum, Haddad, and Garda, 2014, Herpetologica, 70: 77–88.
23 Feb 2014: Leptopelis anebos, a new species from the Democratic Republic of Congo, by Portillo and Greenbaum, 2014, Herpetologica, 70: 100–119.
22 Feb 2014: Naming of new West African frog family, Odontobatrachidae by Barej, Schmitz, Günther, Loader, Mahlow, and Rödel, 2014, Frontiers Zool., 11(8): 1–27.
22 Feb 2014: Rediscovery of Pseudophilautus hypomelas; Wickramasinghe, Vidanapathirana, Rajeev, and Wickramasinghe, 2013, J. Threatened Taxa, 5: 5181–5193.
20 Feb 2014: Confirmation of synonymy of Hyperolius alticola with H. discodactylus by Liedtke, Hügli, Dehling, Pupin, Menegon, Plumptre, Kujirakwinja, and Loader, 2014, Zootaxa, 3768: 253–290, as well as substantial discussion of H. discodactylus.
15 Feb 2014: Naming of Ansonia lumut in Chan, Wood, Anuar, Muin, Quah, Sumarli, and Grismer, 2014, Zootaxa, 3764: 427–440.
14 Feb 2014: Resurrection of Amolops tuberodepressus and discussion of systematics of the Amolops mantzorum complex in Lu, Bi, and Fu, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 73: 40–52.
10 Feb 2014: Resurrection of Nyctimystes (Hylidae: Pelodryadinae) and addition of four new species: Kraus, 2013, Mem. Queensland Mus., 56: 581–587, and Menzies, 2014, Alytes, 30: 42–68. This was a tough decision to allow paraphyly back into Pelodraydinae. Recognition of Nyctimystes clearly requires the paraphyly of Litoria but this does not seem to trouble the people working on the groups.
25 Jan 2014: Addition of Microhyla mymensinghensis and M. mukhlesuri (Microhylidae), both named by Hasan, Islam, Kuramoto, Kurabayashi, and Sumida, 2014, Zootaxa, 3755: 401–418.
24 Jan 2014: Addition of citations in records to Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo and naming of Pristimantis mindo. This publication clearly includes many previous unpublished range extensions but because they did not include province boundaries in their maps, it was rarely clear to me what were new records.
23 Jan 2014: Addition of citations to Kurabayashi and Sumida, 2013, BMC Genomics, 14 (633): 1–17, regarding the phylogenomics and phylogenetics of frogs.
23 Jan 2014: Addition of citations to Dodd, 2013, Frogs U.S. and Canada, 1&2 (North American frogs).
23 Jan 2014: Addition of citations to Freilich, Tollis, and Boissinot, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 71 : 157–169 (Ethiopian highland Ptychadena).
18 Jan 2014: Addition of Rhinella yunga (in the Rhinella margaritifera group, Bufonidae) and modifications of comments required by the recognition of the Rhinella festae group of Moravec, Lehr, Cusi, Córdova, and Gvoždík, 2014, ZooKeys, 371: 35–56.
18 Jan 2014: Addition of new species (Hypsiboas almendarizae, H. maculateralis, H. alfaroi, and H. tetete, the resurrection of H. steinbachi and redelimitation of H. fasciatus and H. calcaratus (Hylidae) required by these changes; all from Caminer and Ron, 2014, ZooKeys, 370 : 1–63.
17 Jan 2014: addition of Chiromantis inexpectatus (Rhacophoridae) and relevant comments from Matsui, Shimada, and Sudin, 2014, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 31: 45–51.
17 Jan 2014: Changes made relevant to Barej, Rödel, Loader, Menegon, Gonwouo, Penner, Gvoždík, Günther, Bell, Nagel, and Schmitz, 2014, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 71 : 261–273, involving the resurrection of Arthroleptides, restriction of Petropedetes, and naming of Odontobatrachus n. gen., of uncertain position.
17 January 2014: Version 6.0 went live.