Exerodonta xera (Mendelson and Campbell, 1994)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Exerodonta > Species: Exerodonta xera

Hyla xera Mendelson and Campbell, 1994, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 107: 405. Holotype: UTA A-13365, by original designation. Type locality: "5.6 km SSW Zapotitlán Salinas, 1490 m, Puebla, Mexico".

Exerodonta xeraFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 101.

English Names

Puebla Treefrog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 13, 15).

Distribution

Known only from localities at elevations of 1371 to 1500 m in the arid upper Río Papaloapan drainage in the Sierra Madre Oriental, Puebla and Oaxaca, Mexico.

Comment

In the Hyla sumichrasti group according to the original publication. See account by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 934-936. In the Exerodonta sumichrasti group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 101. 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: 248. Faivovich, Pereyra, Luna, Hertz, Blotto, Vásquez-Almazán, McCranie, Sánchez, Baêta, Araujo-Vieira, Köhler, Kubicki, Campbell, Frost, Wheeler, and Haddad, 2018, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 13: 6, noted that the sequence divergence of this species from Exerodonta smaragdina and Exerodonta chimalapa is substantially less than 1%, suggesting that the morphological distinction require reevaluation. Martínez-Fuentes, Sánchez-García, García-Vázquez, and Arellano-Covarrubias, 2019, Herpetol. Rev., 50: 321, provided a record from the Municipality of Santo Domingo Tonalá, Oaxaca, Mexico, and briefly discussed the range. 

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