Dendropsophus pelidnus (Duellman 1989)

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

Hyla pelidna Duellman, 1989, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 131: 8. Holotype: KU 181109, by original designation. Type locality: "Betania (07° 30′ N, 72° 27′ W, 2220 m), Estado de Táchira, Venezuela". species name is a Latinized Greek adjective. 

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

Dendropsophus pelidnus — 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: 88.

English Names

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

Distribution

Subpáramo habitats in the Mérida Andes, 1200-2400 m elevation, through Táchira and Mérida states, Venezuela. 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. 

Comment

 Guarnizo, Escallón, Cannatella, and Amézquita, 2012, Herpetologica, 68: 523, suggested that this is likely a synonym of Dendropsophus meridensis, but refrained from making the synonymy pending study of calls and additional molecular data. In the Dendropsophus labialis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 74, for comments on range, systematics, and literature (as Dendropsophus meridensis). Mijares-Urrutia, 1998, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 46: 119–143, described and illustrated the larva. 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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