Hyloscirtus conscientia Yánez-Muñoz, Reyes-Puig, Batallas-R., Broaddus, Urgilés-Merchán, Cisneros-Heredia, and Guayasamin, 2021

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Hyloscirtus > Species: Hyloscirtus conscientia

Hyloscirtus conscientia Yánez-Muñoz, Reyes-Puig, Batallas-Revelo, Broaddus, Urgilés-Merchán, Cisneros-Heredia, and Guayasamin, 2021, PeerJ, 9 (e11914): 8. Holotype: DHMECN 13973, by original designation. Type locality: "Reserva Dracula (0.983578397; −78.29651972 , 1,495 m), Sector El Pailón Chico, province of Carchi, Republic of Ecuador". LSID urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:38AD2D96-56EF-4AE0-AD98-6E4057CCA0D7

English Names

Chical Nubulous Stream-Frog (original publication). 

Distribution

Known only from the Dracula Reserve Conservation Area and Dracula Youth Reserve, managed by Reserva Youth Land Trust, western slopes of the Andes, Carchi Province, northern Ecuador, 1495 to 1750 m elevation; restricted to montane cloud forest in the San Juan River drainage, in the Mira basin. Expected in adjacent Colombia. 

Comment

In the Hyloscirtus bogotensis group, Hyloscirtus alytolylax complex, the sister taxon of Hyloscirtus masphi, according to the original publication, where advertisement call, external morphology, morphometrics, and molecular markers were detailed. 

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