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 annectans chuanxiensis Ye and Fei In Ye, Fei, Li, and Li, 2000, Cultum Herpetol. Sinica, 8: 90, 93. Holotype: CIB XI0725, by original designation. Type locality: "Zishi, Tianquan County (102° 36′ E, 30° 03′ N), Sichuan Province, altitude 900 m", China. Synonymy by Yan, Pan, Wu, Kang, Ali, Zhou, Li, Wu, and Zhang, 2020, Frontiers Ecol. Evol., 8 (234): 10, by implication of treating "Clade A" as a single lineage-species. 

Hyla gongshanensis chuanxiensis — Fei, Hu, Ye, and Huang, 2009, Fauna Sinica, Amph. 2: 617.

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).

Chuanxi Tree Toad (Hyla annectans chuanxiensisFei and Ye, 2001, Color Handbook Amph. Sichuan: 162).

Distribution

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

Comment

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. Skorinov, Li, Skorinova, Pasynkova, and Litvinchuk, 2020, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 16: 172–177, reported on chromosome heteromorphism. Yan, Pan, Wu, Kang, Ali, Zhou, Li, Wu, and Zhang, 2020, Frontiers Ecol. Evol., 8 (234): 1–13, demonstrated that nominal Hyla chinensis was composed of at least 6 lineages, of which one, their "Clade A" is composed of Hyla tsinglingensis and former Hyla annectans chianxuensis. Most closely related to Hyla chuanxiensis according to Dufresnes and Litvinchuk, 2022, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 195: 711.   

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