Hyloscirtus jahni (Rivero, 1961)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Cophomantinae > Genus: Hyloscirtus > Species: Hyloscirtus jahni

Hyla jahni Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 113. Holotype: UMMZ 46456, by original designation. Type locality: "Escorial" [= El Escurial, Estado Mérida,] Venezuela".

Centrolenella estevesi Rivero, 1968, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 28: 314. Holotype: MCZ 72498, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada cerca de Río Albarregas, 2400 m, Estado Mérida, Venezuela". Synonymy by Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 69. 

Hyalinobatrachium estevesi — La Marca, 1997, in La Marca (ed.), Vert. Actual. Fosil. Venezuela: 114.

Hyloscirtus jahniFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 85.

Hyloscirtus estevesi — Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 85.

Boana jahniWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 743, by implication.

English Names

Jahn's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).

Distribution

Cloud forests of the Mérida Andes in the states of Mérida and Trujillo, Venezuela, 1000-3000 m elevation.

Comment

Removed from the synonymy of Hyla platydactyla by La Marca, 1985, J. Herpetol., 19: 227-237, where it had been placed by Duellman, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 11: 27. In the Hyloscirtus bogotensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 85. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 616. In Hyloscirtus species group B of Sánchez, 2010, Copeia, 2010: 351-363.Centrolenella estevesi was considered by P. Starrett (pers. comm. to Jay Savage In Duellman and Cannatella, 1985, In Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 80) to be a hylid, but considered by La Marca, 1997, in La Marca (ed.), Vert. Actual. Fosil. Venezuela: 114, to be a member of Hyalinobatrachium (Centrolenidae). Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 85, resolved the issue and this species in the Hyloscirtus bogotensis group. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 69–70, for comments on range, systematics, and literature.  

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