Lophyohylinae Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Lophyohylinae
88 species

Lophiohylinae Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926, Arq. Mus. Nac., Rio de Janeiro, 27: 64. Type genus: Lophyohyla Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926. Incorrect original spelling according to Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 368, who noted the spelling should have been Lophyohylinae.

Lophiohylini — Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 107.

Lophyohylini — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 368. 

Lophyohylinae — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 24. 

Trachycephalinae Lutz, 1969, Acta Zool. Lilloana, 24: 275. Type genus: Trachycephalus Tschudi, 1838. Synonymy with Hylinae by implication of Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 18; with Lophyohylinae by implication of Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 24. 

English Names

None noted. 


Tropical and subtropical South America to Uruguay and northern Argentina, including the Pacific lowlands to northwestern Peru and the Guiana Highlands (but not the Andes), Greater Antilles, Bahama Islands, and peninsular Florida, USA; one species extending northward into Mexico. 


Removed from the synonymy of Hylinae by Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 24, where it had been placed by  Bokermann, 1966, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 38: 355-344; and Goin, 1961, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 36: 7. For access to pertinent literature see the comments under Hylinae and Hylidae. Forti, Foratto, Márquez, Pereira, and Toledo, 2018, PeerJ, 6(e4813): 1–19, reported on bioacoustic cold- and hot-spots and compared the calls of the species in this subfamily. Blotto, Lyra, Cardoso, Rodrigues, Dias, Marciano, Vechio, Orrico, Brandão, Assis, Lantyer-Silva, Rutherford, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Solé, Baldo, Nunes, Cajade, Torres, Grant, Jungfer, Silva, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2021, Cladistics, 37: 36–72, reported on the molecular phylogenetics of this taxon. 

Contained taxa (88 sp.):

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