Hemiphractus helioi Sheil and Mendelson, 2001

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Hemiphractus > Species: Hemiphractus helioi

Hemiphractus helioi Sheil and Mendelson, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 190. Holotype: KU 163304, by original designation. Type locality: "Peru: Cuzco: Rio Cosñipata, 4 km SW Santa Isabel, 1700 m . . . . 13° 05′ S, 71° 18′ W".

English Names

Cusco Triangular-headed Frog (Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 122).

Distribution

Upper Amazon Basin and lower Amazonian slopes of the Andes from Ecuador to southern Peru and into adjacent Brazil (Acre).  

Comment

Confused previously with Hemiphractus johnsoni according to the original publication. J. Köhler suggests (in litt.) that the record for northern Bolivia by Sheil and Mendelson, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 190, is erroneous. Bernarde, Miranda, Albuquerque, and Turci, 2010, Check List, 6: 491-492, provided a record for Brazil and discussed the range. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 122–123. Records from Colombia appear to apply to Hemiphractus johnsoniMetcalf, Marsh, Torres Pacaya, Graham, and Gunnels, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 753–767, reported the species from the Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, northeastern Peru. 

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