Dendropsophus meridensis (Rivero, 1961)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Dendropsophinae > Genus: Dendropsophus > Species: Dendropsophus meridensis

Hyla vilsoniana meridensis Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 131. Holotype: MCZ 2527, by original designation. Type locality: "Mérida, 1630 m.", state of Mérida, Venezuela.

Hyla labialis meridensisDuellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 67.

Hyla meridensisDuellman, 1989, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 131: 11.

Dendropsophus meridensisFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91.

English Names

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

Distribution

Subpáramo habitats in the departments of Santander and Boyacá in Colombia, 2200-3400 m elevation.

Comment

Discussed by Duellman, 1989, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 131: 1-12. In the Dendropsophus labialis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 242, who noted that records from the Sierra del Turimiquire are based on misidentifications. Guarnizo, Escallón, Cannatella, and Amézquita, 2012, Herpetologica, 68: 523-540, revised the species limits. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 74, for comments on range, systematics, and literature. In the Dendropsophus molitor group of Orrico, Grant, Faivovich, Rivera-Correa, Rada, Lyra, Cassini, Valdujo, Schargel, Machado, Wheeler, Barrio-Amorós, Loebmann, Moravec, Zina, Solé, Sturaro, Peloso, Suárez, and Haddad, 2021, Cladistics, 37: 73–105.

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