Dendropsophus nanus (Boulenger, 1889)

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

Hyla nana Boulenger, 1889, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 2, 7: 249. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.12.83-85 (formerly 89.3.19.21-22) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 93, and MSNG 29721A; MSNG 29721A designated lectotype by Capocaccia, 1957, Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova, Ser. 3, 69: 213. Type locality: "Colonia Resistencia, South Chaco, Argentine Republic".

Sphoenohyla nanaGoin, 1957, Caldasia, 8: 25.

Dendropsophus nanusFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 92.

English Names

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

Distribution

Northeastern Brazil, Surinam, and French Guiana southward through central Paraguay, northern Argentina, eastern Bolivia, to extreme southern Brazil, extreme northwestern Uruguay, and La Plata Basin in Argentina.

Comment

See Cei, 1980, Monit. Zool. Ital., N.S., Monogr., 2: 495-498, and Langone and Basso, 1987, Comun. Zool. Mus. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, 11: 1-17. See Barrio, 1967, Physis, Buenos Aires, 26: 521-524, for subspecies. See Dendropsophus sanborni. In the Hyla microcephala group according to Langone and Basso, 1987, Comun. Zool. Mus. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, 11: 1-17; and Klappenbach and Langone, 1992, An. Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Montevideo, Ser. 2, 8: 179. Lavilla, 1990, J. Herpetol., 24: 207–209, reported on larval morphology. See comment under Hyla walfordi. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 154-155, provided a photo and brief account for French Guiana. Márquez, De la Riva, and Bosch, 1993, Biotropica, 25: 426–443, described the advertisement call. Lavilla and Cei, 2001, Monogr. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino, 28: 44, noted recent literature. See comment under Hyla minuscula. Medeiros, Rossa-Feres, and Recco-Pimentel, 2003, J. Heredity, 94: 149-154, reported on karyological differences between Hyla nana and Hyla sanborni, species otherwise frequently confused with each other. Achaval and Olmos, 2003, Anf. Rept. Uruguay, ed. 2: 40, provided a brief account and photograph for the Uruguay population. In the Dendropsophus microcephalus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91-92. Ponssa and Lavilla, 2005, Herpetol. Rev., 36: 199, provided a southern record for Argentina and noted the range. Brusquetti and Lavilla, 2006, Cuad. Herpetol., 20: 8, briefly discussed the range in Paraguay. Silva, Santos, Alves, Sousa, and Annunziata, 2010, Sitientibus, Ser. Cienc. Biol., 7: 334-340, provided records for Piauí, Brazil. See account for Surinam population by Ouboter and Jairam, 2012, Amph. Suriname: 126-127. Schulze, Jansen, and Köhler, 2015, Zootaxa, 4016: 31–34, described, diagnosed, and pictured the larva as well as noting an unnamed lineage which they termed Dendropsophus cf. nana.  Teixeira, Zaracho, and Giaretta, 2016, Biota Neotrop., 16 (4: e20160183): 1–4, reported on advertisment and courtship calls. Zimmerman, 1983, Herpetologica, 39: 235–246, reported on advertisement call. See account by Maneyro, Langone, and Carreira, 2019, in Maneyro, Langone, and Carreira (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Rept. Uruguay: 53–57, for Uruguay. For identification of larvae (as Hyla nana) in central Amazonia, Brazil, see Hero, 1990, Amazoniana, 11: 201–262. Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, summarized the literature on larval morphology. Rossa-Feres and Nomura, 2006 "2005", Biota Neotrop., São Paulo, 6 (2: bn00706012006): 1–24, characterized and provided a key to the larvae of northwestern São Paulo state, Brazil. See Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, for characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil. Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 74–75, provided an account.         

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