Agalychnis medinae (Funkhouser, 1962)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Phyllomedusidae > Genus: Agalychnis > Species: Agalychnis medinae

Phyllomedusa medinae Funkhouser, 1962, Copeia, 1962: 588. Holotype: EBRG 37, by original designation. Type locality: "the biological station 'Henry Pittier' . . . . Estacion Biologica de Rancho Grande (Edo. Aragua, Venezuela)".

Phyllomedusa medinaiRivero, 1967, Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 27: 9; Cannatella, 1980, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 1–40. Unjustified emendation.

Hylomantis medinaiFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 115.

Agalychnis medinaeFaivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 259.

English Names

Rancho Grande Leaf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 62).

Distribution

In the cloud forests of the west-central part of the Cordillera de la Costa at Bejuma in Carabobo, Rancho Grande in Aragua, and in Cerro Zapatero and Sierra de Aroa, Yaracuy, Venezuela. 

Comment

See account by Cannatella, 1980, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 87: 1-40. In the Hylomantis buckelyi group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 115. Unassigned to species group by Faivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 259. Brandon-Jones, Duckworth, Jenkins, Rylands, and Sarmiento, 2007, Zootaxa, 1541: 41-48, discussed why the name medinae is not emendable. Barrio-Amorós, 2009, Mem. Fund. La Salle Cienc. Nat., 171: 19-46, commented on the biology and range within Venezuela, as Hylomantis medinaiHertz and Lotzkat, 2010, Salamandra, 46: 121–124, reported on vocalization. Rojas-Runjaic, Camargo-Siliet, Bolaños, Mora, Aular, and García, 2014, Check List, 10: 392–394, discussed the range and provided a range extension to the Sierra de Aroa, Yaracuy, Venezuela. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 105, for comments on range, extinction at the type locality, and literature.

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