Dendropsophus parviceps (Boulenger, 1882)

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

Hyla parviceps Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 393. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.13.51 (formerly 80.12.5.214) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 93, this animal figured in the original publication on pl. 225, fig. 3. Type locality: "Sarayacu", Provincia Pastaza, Ecuador.

Dendropsophus parvicepsFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 93.

English Names

Sarayacu Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).

Orange-shanked Treefrog (Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 142).  

Distribution

Amazon Basin in western Brazil, Venezuela (Guaiquinima-tepui, Bolívar, and Caño Surumoni, Amazonas), Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and northern Bolivia. See comment. 

Comment

See Duellman and Crump, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 23: 1-40. Duellman, 1978, Misc. Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 65: 156–158, provided a brief account including characterization of call and tadpole. See Schlüter and Mägdefrau, 1991, Amphibia-Reptilia, 12: 217-219, for Venezuelan record. Barrio-Amorós, 1999 "1998", Acta Biol. Venezuelica, 18: 33, commented on the range in Venezuela. In the Dendropsophus parviceps group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 93. Santiago Ron (personal commun., 17 Jan 2014) reports Ecuadorian specimens in the QCAZ. Moraes, Almeida, Fraga, Rojas-Zamora, Pirani, Silva, Carvalho, Gordo, and Werneck, 2017, ZooKeys, 715: 103–159, reported on specimens from the Serra da Mocidade, state of Roraima, northern Brazil.  This species was redelimited by the exclusion of Dendropsophus kubrincki and Dendropsophus kamagarini by Rivadeneira, Venegas, and Ron, 2018, ZooKeys, 726: 25–77, who revised the Dendropsophus parviceps complex and reviewed this species but did not address the Venezuelan records. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 76–77, for comments on range, systematics, and literature. For identification of larvae (as Hyla parviceps) in central Amazonia, Brazil, see Hero, 1990, Amazoniana, 11: 201–262. Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, commented on range and conservation status in the Venezuelan Guayana. Márquez, De la Riva, and Bosch, 1993, Biotropica, 25: 426–443, described the advertisement call. See brief account for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 142–143.    

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