Tepuihyla obscura Kok, Ratz, Tegelaar, Aubret, and Means, 2015

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Tepuihyla > Species: Tepuihyla obscura

Tepuihyla obscura Kok, Ratz, Tegelaar, Aubret, and Means, 2015, Salamandra, 51: 292. Holotype: IRSNB 4192, by original designation. Type locality: "the summit of Chimantá-tepui (5°19’27’’ N, 62°12’10’’ W, 2,224 m a.s.l.)". urn:lsid:zoobank. org:pub: BD94A6FC-F648-444A-AE11-DCF89CC9E160

English Names

None noted. 


Summits of the Chimantá Massif (on Abakapá, Akopán, Amurí, Apakará, Chimantá, and Churí tepuis), Bolívar, Venezuela, 1800 to 2600 m elevation. 


Previously confused with Tepuihyla edelcae according to the original publication, but on the basis of molecular evidence the sister taxon of Tepuihyla edelcae + Tepuihyla rodrigueziForti, Foratto, Márquez, Pereira, and Toledo, 2018, PeerJ, 6(e4813): 1–19, characterized the advertisement call. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 80–81, for comments on range, systematics, and literature. Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, commented on range and conservation status in the Venezuelan Guayana.

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