Hyla tsinlingensis Liu and Hu, 1966

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Hyla > Species: Hyla tsinlingensis

Hyla tsinlingensis Liu and Hu In Hu, Zhao, and Liu, 1966, Acta Zool. Sinica, 18: 74, 89. Holotype: CIB 623149, by original designation. Type locality: "Hou-tseng-tze, Couchih Hsien, Shensi [= Shaanxi], alt. 1,341 m", China.

Hyla tsinglingensis — Yao and Gong, 2012, Amph. Rept. Gansu: 41. Incorrect subsequent spelling.  

Hyla (Hyla) tsinlingensis — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 331, by implication. 

English Names

Shensi Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58).

Tsinling Tree Toad (Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 148).


Southern Gansu (Huexian and Tianshui), southern Shaanxi (Dabashan, Liuba, Ningqiang, Ningshan, Taibai, Yangxian, and Zhouzhi counties), and Chongqing (Chengkou and Wushan), 930 to 1770 m elevation, with apparently isolated records in southern Anhui and southern Henan, China.


Related to Hyla annectans according to the original publication. Fei, 1999, Atlas Amph. China: 148-149, provided a brief description, map, and figure. Fei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 165, provided a brief account and illustration. Zhang, 2002, Sichuan J. Zool., 21: 198-199, provided a key to differentiate this species from others in China. In the Hyla arborea group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 102, and Hua, Fu, Li, Nieto-Montes de Oca, and Wiens, 2009, Herpetologica, 65: 246-259. Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 640-644, provided an account and spot map. Fei, Ye, and Jiang, 2010, Colored Atlas of Chinese Amph.: 257, provided a brief account. In the Hyla chinensis group of Li, Wang, Nian, Litvinchuk, Wang, Li, Rao, and Klaus, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 87: 80–90. Fei and Ye, 2016, Amph. China, 1: 849–851, provided an account, photograph, and spot map. Yao and Gong, 2012, Amph. Rept. Gansu: 41–42, provided a brief account and photographs.     

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