Running log of additions and changes, 2020

I attempt to summarize here what work I have done on ASW starting 1 January 2019. (Previous additions and changes are here: https://amphibiansoftheworld.amnh.org/Logs-of-changes-and-additions-2014-2019.) This log will not include error corrections and the like and I cannot promise that there will not be errors of omission or commission inasmuch as this log is not being constructed automatically and focuses on publications rather than on particular changes and fixes.

30 November 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Tylototriton anguliceps (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Hernandez and Pomchote, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 993–996, who reported the species from Khun Chae National Park, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand, and discussed its morphology, the habitat, and range in Thailand.  

30 November 2020: Corrected the coordinates for the type locality of Pseudoeurycea amuzga (Plethodontidae), following Palacios-Aguilar, 2020, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 3: 49. 

28 November 2020: Added Microhyla neglecta (Microhylidae), previously confused with Microhyla pineticola, named by Poyarkov, Nguyen, Trofimets, and Gorin, 2020, Taprobanica, 9: 136–163, "Da Nhim River Valley (12.170838° N, 108.697765° E; alt. 1,500 m a.s.l.), Bidoup–Nui Ba National Park, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam". 

27 November 2020: Added a segregate of nominal Atlantihyla spinipollex, Atlantihyla melissa (Hylidae), named by Townsend, Herrera-B., Hofmann, Luque-Montes, Ross, Dudek, Krygeris, Duchamp, and Wilson, 2020, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 70: 731–756 from "alongside the Río Jilamito at La Liberación (15.5302°N, 87.2939°W, WGS84; Figs. 9, 10a-c), 1,030 m, Refugio de Vida Silvestre Texiguat, Departamento de Atlántida, Honduras". 

26 November 2020: Added Sphaerotheca bengaluru (Dicroglossidae), named by Deepak, Dinesh, Ohler, Shanker, Channakeshavamurthy, and Ashadevi, 2020, Zootaxa, 4885: 423–436, from "a disturbed semi-urbanized agricultural site around Budumanahalli, (N 13.1876; E 77.5253, 850 msl), Bengaluru, Karnataka", India. 

26 November 2020: Added Litoria aplini (Pelodryadidae), named by Richards and Donnellan, 2020, in Louys et al. (eds.), Rec. Aust. Mus., 5, 72: 325–337, from  "upper Sepik River catchment, West Sepik Province [= Sandaun Province], Papua New Guinea (4°38.637′S 141°40.747′E, 950 m a.s.l.)". 

21 November 2020: Added a comment under Arthroleptis adolfifriderici (Arthroleptidae), noting the publication of Twahirwa, Faida, Tuyisingize, and van der Hoek, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 937–939, who reported specimens from Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, for the first time since 1941, between the volcanic peaks of Mount Bisoke and Mount Sabyinyo at 2700 m elevation. 

21 November 2020: Added Blommersia nataliae (Mantellidae), named by Vieites, Nieto-Roman, Fernández, and Santos-Santos, 2020, ZooKeys, 994: 149–166, from Mont M’Sapere, island of Mayotte (French Overseas Department), Comoros Archipelago. 

21 November 2020: Added a comment under Andinobates bombetes (Dendrobatidae), noting the detailed review by Vargas-Salinas, Atehortua-Vallejo, Arcila-Pérez, Jiménez-Vargas, González-Acosta, Casas-Cardona, and Grajales-Echeverry, 2020, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 926: 1–16.

20 November 2020: Added Adelophryne amapaensis (Eleutherodactyidae), named by Taucce, Costa-Campos, Haddad, and Carvalho, 2020, Copeia, 108: 746–757, from the Parque Natural Municipal do Cancão, municipality of Serra do Navio, state of Amapá, Brazil, 100 m elevation.

20 November 2020: Added comments under Lissotriton montandoni and Lissotriton vulgaris (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Niedzicka, Głowacki, Zieliński, and Babik, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 489–500, who reported on a hybrid zone between the species in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania.     

20 November 2020: Added comments under Paradactylodon (Hynobiidae), Paradactylodon mustersi, and Paradactylodon persicus, noting the publication of Ahmadzadeh, Shahrokhi, Saberi-Pirooz, Oladi, Taati, Poyarkov, and Rödder, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 519–534, reported on comparative morphology, molecular phylogeography, biogeography, and habitat.

19 November 2020: Added a comment under Isthmohyla pictipes (Hylidae), noting the publication of Chaves-Acuña, Chaves, Klank, Arias, Bolaños, Shepack, Lenders, Cossel, and Faivovich, 2020, Zootaxa, 4881: 499–514, who reported on rediscovery of the species in the Sierra de Talamanca, Costa Rica, including identification characteristics, population status, a range map, and habitat.

19 November 2020: Added many comments under the records of amphibians that occur in Tibet, China, noting the publication and accounts by Che, Jiang, Yan, and Zhang, 2020, Amph. Rept. Tibet: 1–803. In addition, these authors named a number of new species of Amolops (Ranidae): Amolops beibengensis (from waterfall of Beibeng Hydropower Stationi, Mêdog, Tibet, China, 689 m elevation); Amolops deng (from near Talin, Lower Zahü, Zayü, Tibet, China, 1725 m elevation); Amolops gyirongensis (from Jingcun, Gyirong, Tibet, China, 2007 m elevation); Amolops wangyufani (from near Talin, Lower Zayü, Zayü, Tibet, China, 1725 m elevation); Amolops yarlungzangbo (from Yarlung Zangbo River near Lugong River, Xirang, Mêdog, Tibet, China, 550 m elevation).   

19 November 2020: Added Leptobrachella aspera (from Huanglianshan Nature Reserve, Lyuchun County, Yunnan Province, China) and Leptobrachella dorsospina (from Yushe Forest Park, Shuicheng District, Liupanshui City, Guizhou Province, China), both members of Megophryidae and named by Wang, Lyu, Qi, and Wang in Wang, Lyu, Qi, Zeng, Zhang, Lu, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 995: 97–125. 

19 November 2020: Added Amolops putaoensis (Ranidae), named by Gan, Qin, Lwin, Li, Quan, Liu, and Yu, 2020, Zool. Res., Kunming, 41: 733–739, from "a small stream of upper Mali Kha River, Putao County, Kachin State, Myanmar (N27°38′48.7″, E97°22′28.7″, 544 m a.s.l.)". 

19 November 2020: Added Pristimantis sinschi (Craugastoridae), named by Moravec, Lehr, and Kodejš, 2020, ZooKeys, 994: 125–148, from "Pui Pui Protected Forest (11°12′38.5″S, 74°57′28.9″W; . . .), 1800 m a.s.l., Distrito Pichanaqui, Provincia Chanchamayo, Región Junín, Peru". 

17 November 2020: Modified the range statement of Insuetophryne acarpicus (Rhinodermatidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Contreras Bravo, Bustos Véliz, and Rodriguez-Jorquera, 2020, Check List, 16: 1519–1522, who reported the species from Alerce Costero National Park, Valdivia Province, Los Ríos Region, Chile, and discussed the range. 

17 November 2020: Added a comment under Pristimantis (Craugastoridae), noting the publication of Ron, Carrión, Caminer, Sagredo, Navarrete, Ortega, Varela-Jaramillo, Vidal-Maldonado, and Terán, 2020, ZooKeys, 993: 121–155, who discussed the phylogenetics of the Pristimantis lacrimosus species group and named three new species from Ecuador: (1) Pristimantis amaguanae (from the surroundings of Villano, Pastaza), (2) Pristimantis nankints (from Cantón Santiago de Méndez) on the eastern Andean slopes of the Cordillera del Cutucú, 1364 to 1413 m elevation, Provincia Morona Santiago), and (3) Pristimantis romeroae (from south-southeastern slope of the Sumaco Volcano, Cantón Archidona, Provincia de Napo, 1602 m elevation). 

17 November 2020: Added comments under species of Burkina Faso noting the publication of Ayoro, Segniagbeto, Hema, Penner, Oueda, Dubois, Rödel, Kabré, and Ohler, 2020, Zoosystema, 42: 547–582, who discussed records, identification, and habitat of amphibian species in Burkina Faso.   

16 November 2020: Modified the synonymy and added a comment under Scinax x-signatus, noting the publication of Araujo-Vieira, Pombal, Caramaschi, Novaes-e-Fagundes, Orrico, and Faivovich, 2020, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 60 (e20206056): 1–30, who provided a neotype, described the advertisement call, molecular placement in the Scinax ruber clade, and discussed the historical problems due to lacking a useful type and type locality. 

14 November 2020: Added a comment under Hylodes regius (Hylodidae), noting the publication of de Sá, Lyra, and Haddad, 2020, Salamandra, 56: 285–295, who recollected the species after 35 years, described the habitat, advertisement call, and larval morphology and placed it in a molecular tree. 

13 November 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Atelognathus solitarius (Batrachylidae) in reference to the publication of Barrosso, Basso, Sage, and Úbeda, 2020, North-west. J. Zool., 16: 197–203, who detailed the range with the addition of several range extension and who provided a general description of the advertisement call as well as microhabitat. 

12 November 2020: Added Pithecopus gonzagai (Phyllomedusidae), named as a segregate of populations of former Pithecopus nordestinus north of the Rio São Francisco by Andrade, Haga, Ferreira, Recco-Pimentel, Toledo, and Bruschi, 2020, Eur. J. Taxon., 723: 108–134, from north-eastern Brazil, state of Pernambuco, municipality of Limoeiro. 

12 November 2020: Added Scinax feioi (Hylidae), a member of the Scinax catharinae group named by Lourenço, Lacerda, Cruz, Nascimento, and Pombal, 2020, Zootaxa, 4878: 305–321, from "Fazenda Duas Barras (16° 24’ 36.82” S, 40° 2’ 42.35” W; 757 m a.s.l.), district of Talismã, municipality of Santa Maria do Salto, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil".

12 November 2020: Added a comment under Colostethus pratti (Dendrobatidae), noting the publication of Jiménez-Bolaño, Montes-Correa, Leonhardt, and Renjifo, 2020, Salamandra, 56: 395–400, who reported on the advertisement call. 

12 November 2020: Added comments under Sphaenorhynchus palustris and Sphaenorhynchus botocudo (Hylidae) noting the publication of Bovolon, Zornosa-Torres, Augusto-Alves, Almeida, Gasparini, and Toledo, 2020, Salamandra, 56: 401–404, who described calls.

12 November 2020: Added a comment under Atelopus tricolor (Bufonidae) noting the publication of Pacheco-Suarez, 2020, Salamandra, 56: 392–394, who discussed rediscovery of the species in Bolivia in 2020, otherwise not seen since 2003. 

12 November 2020: Added comments under Conraua (Conrauidae) and its constituent species, noting the phylogenetic and biogeographic study of Blackburn, Nielsen, Barej, Doumbia, Hirschfeld, Kouamé, Lawson, Loader, Ofori-Boateng, Stanley, and Rödel, 2020, Zool. Scripta, 49: 684–696,  who also noted cryptic diversity under the nominal taxa. 

12 November 2020: Reformulated the content of the genera Chirixalus and Feihyla (Rhacophoridae), following the revision of Biju, Garg, Gokulakrishnan, Chandrakasan, Thammachoti, Ren, Gopika, Bisht, Hamidy, and Shouche, 2020, Zootaxa, 4878: 1–55, and the addition of the new genus Rohanixalus, named by these authors to resolve the non-monophyly of Feihyla as previously formulated. This involved the transfer into Feihyla of Chirixalus samkosensis and Chirixalus vittiger, as well as the transfer into the new genus Rohanixalus of the species formerly known as Chirixalus baladika, Feihyla hansenae, Chirixalus marginis, Chirixalus nauli, Chirixalus punctatus, Chirixalus senapatiensis, Chirixalus shyamrupus, and Feihyla vittata.  

11 November 2020: Added a comment under Hyla annectans (Hylidae), noting the publication of Wei, Li, Momigliano, Fu, Wu, and Merilä, 2020, Mol. Ecol., 29: 3667–3683, who reported on molecular phylogeography/phylogenetics/biogeography within China. 

11 November 2020: Added a comment under Allobates (Aromobatidae), noting the publication by Réjaud, Rodrigues, Crawford, Castroviejo-Fisher, Jaramillo-Martinez, Chaparro, Glaw, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Moravec, De la Riva, Pérez-Peña, Lima, Werneck, Hrbek, Ron, Ernst, Kok, Driskell, Chave, and Fouquet, 2020, J. Biogeograph., 47: 2472–2482, who reported on the molecular biogeography of Allobates in Amazonia, noting several unnamed species in passing.

11 November 2020: Added Megophrys anlongensis (Megophryidae), named by Li, Lu, Liu, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 986: 101–126, from "Anlong County, Guizhou Province, China (24.9899277°N, 105.5990611°E, ca. 1290 m a. s. l.)" 

11 November 2020: Placed Bijurana (Ranidae) into the synonymy of Indosylvirana, following Chan, Abraham, Sanguila, and Brown, 2020, Zootaxa, 4877: 598–600. 

10 November 2020: Added comments under relevant families and superfamilies as well as Anura, noting the gigantic new and important publication by Blotto, Pereyra, Grant, and Faivovich, 2020, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 443: 1–156, who discussed hand and foot comparative anatomy in Anura, and discussed possible morphological synapmorphies for various groups. A classic piece of work available for free and anonymous download from http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/7247

10 November 2020: Added Mantidactylus (Ochthomantis) ambony, named by Scherz, Rasolonjatovo, Köhler, Rancilhac, Rakotoarison, Raselimanana, Ohler, Preick, Hofreiter, Glaw, and Vences, 2020, Sci. Rep. (Nature, London), 10 (19109): 1–17, from Montagne dʼAmbre National Park (12.5280° S, 049.1720° E, ca. 1050 m a.s.l.), northern Madagascar. This species segregated from Mantidactylus ambreensis on the basis of call, body size, and genetic markers. 

6 November 2020: Added Microhyla tetrix (Microhylidae), a northern segregate of Microhyla superciliaris, named by Poyarkov, Pawangkhanant, Gorin, Juthong, and Suwannapoom, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 1535, from lowland dipterocarp tropical forest in Klong Sok District, Surat Thani Province, Thailand

6 November 2020: Added comments under Polypedates leucomystax (Rhacophoridae), Microhyla heymonsi (Microhylidae), and Kaloula pulchra (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Fatihah-Syafiq, Badli-Sham, Fahmi-Ahmad, Aqmal-Naser, Rizal, Azmi, Grismer, and Ahmad, 2020, ZooKeys, 985: 143–162, who reported the species from Bidong Island, Terengganu, Malaysia, and noted their range in Peninsular Malaysia and associated islands.

6 November 2020: Added Allobates velocicantus (Dendrobatidae), named by Souza, Ferrão, Hanken, and Lima, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e9979): 1–31from along state highway AC405, municipality of Mâncio Lima, state of Acre, Brazil.

5 November 2020: Added comments under Centrolenidae, Vitrorana eurygnatha, and Vitreorana uranoscopa, noting the publication of Dias, Anganoy-Criollo, Rada, and Grant, 2020, Zool. Anz., 289: 118–122, who described larval buccopharyngeal morphology in a phylogenetic context, noting possible synapomorphies for the family. 

4 November 2020: Added a comment under Quasipaa boulengeri (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Xia, Yuan, Luo, Yuan, and Zeng, 2020, Frontiers in Genetics, 10 (1364): 1–13, who reported on evolution of chromosomal translocations. 

4 November 2020: Added a comment under Pleurodelinae (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Urošević, Ajduković, Arntzen, and Ivanović, 2020, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 58: 1206–1219, discussed evolution of developmental integration and evolution of modularity in the head through the first and second trunk vertebrae within this group. 

4 November 2020: Placed Minervarya caperata (Dicroglossidae) into the synonymy of Minervarya syhadrensis, following Phuge, Patil, Pandit, Kulkarni, Chennakeshavamurthy, Deepak, and Dinesh, 2020, Zootaxa, 4869: 451–492, who examined morphometric and call variation.   

30 October 2020: Added a comment under Chiasmocleis carvalhoi (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Rojas-Padilla, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Simões, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2020, Zootaxa, 4869: 121–130, who reported on the advertisement call and associated morphology in comparison to other species within the genus. 

30 October 2020: Modified the range statements of Amolops indoburmanensis (Ranidae), Euphlyctis kalasgramensis (Dicroglossidae), and Polypedates braueri (Rhacophoridae) to include records from Mizoram, northeastern India, and provided and confirmed by genetic analysis by Lalronunga, Vanramliana, Lalrinchhana, Vanlalhrima, Sailo, Lalnunhlua, Sailo, Zosangliana, Lalhmangaiha, and Lalhmingliani, 2020, Sci. Vision, 20: 106–117.

27 October 2020: Added Breviceps ombelanonga (Brevicipitidae), named by Nielsen, Conradie, Ceríaco, Bauer, Heinicke, Stanley, and Blackburn, 2020, ZooKeys, 979: 133–160, from " Kawa Camp Headquarters, 1 km south of the Kwanza River, Kissama National Park (-9.183068, 13.369314, WGS-84, elevation 151 m above sea level), Luanda Province, Angola" but found more widely within the country. 

26 October 2020: Modified the range statement for Pulchrana rawa (Ranidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Chan, Muin, Badli-Sham, Fatihah-Syafiq, Abraham, Ahmad, and Zakaria, 2020, J. Herpetol., 54: 282–288, who discussed the range of the species, its call, and morphology and provided the record for peninsular Malaysia. 

26 October 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Pelobates vespertinus (Pelobatidae), noting the publication of Bulakhova, Alfimov, and Berman, 2020, Herpetozoa, Wien, 33: 171–175, who reported on the determinants of the range, particularly the eastern limit, and provided a range map. 

26 October 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Hoplobatrachus litoralis (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Kundu, Lalremsanga, Purkayastha, Biakzuala, and Chandra, 2020, MtDNA, Part B, 5: 2668–2672, who provided a Mizoram, India, record and discussed the literature and range of this species. 

17 October 2020: Added Nidirana occidentalis (Ranidae), named by Lyu, Chen, Yang, Zeng, Wang, Zhao, Wan, Pang, and Wang, 2020, Zootaxa, 4861: 43–62, from  "Dahaoping (24.9846°N, 98.7376°E; ca 1600 m a.s.l.), Mt. Gaoligong, Yunnan Province, PR China". This species name applied to the population of frogs from west of the Red River in Yunnan formerly identified as Nidirana pleuraden

16 October 2020: Added Psychrophrynella vilcabambensis (Craugastoridae), named by Condori, Acevedo-Rincón, Mamani, Delgado C., and Chaparro, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (3: e260): 127–137, from "Challcha (13º05’44”S, 73º01’37.7”W) [WGS84], 3,707 m asl, district of Vilcabamba, province of La Convencidepartment of Cusco, Peru".  

11 October 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Leptobrachella botsfordi (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Tapley, Cutajar, Nguyen, Portway, Harding, Luong, and Rowley, 2020, Zootaxa, 4860: 293–300, who described the tadpole and discussed the range and conservation status.

10 October 2020: Placed Duttaphrynus atukoralei (Bufonidae) into the synonymy of Duttaphrynus scaber, following Jayawardena, Senevirathne, Wijayathilaka, Ukuwela, Manamendra-Arachchi, and Meegaskumbura, 2017, Ceylon J. Sci., 46 (Special issue): 79–87. 

10 October 2020: Added Batrachuperus daochengensis (Hynobiidae), from Sangdui, Daocheng County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China, named by  Xiong, Luo, and Zeng, 2020, Zool. Res., Kunming, 41: 589–594, who also provided a key to the species of Batrachuperus, a phylogram, and discussion of the systematics of the group. 

10 October 2020: Modified the range statements of Theloderma pyaukkya (Rhacophoridae) and Theloderma moloch, and noted the publication of Du, Liu, Hou, and Yu, 2020, Zool. Res., Kunming, 41: 576–580, who provided the first Chinese records from, respectively, Nabang Township and Tongbiguan Township, both in Yingjiang County, Yunnan Province, China.

9 October 2020: Modified the range statement of Rhinella lescurei (Bufonidae) and added a comment in that record, noting the publication of Costa-Campos, Figueiredo, Jairam, and Fouquet, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 801–804, who provided a record for central Amapá, Brazil, and discussed and mapped the range 

9 October 2020: Modified the range statement of Leptodactylus mystaceus (Leptodactylidae) on the basis of the publication of Araújo, Andrade, Brasileiro, Benício, Sena, Silva, Santos, Costa, and Ávila, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (4: e20201061): 1–14, who provided a record from northern Pauí, northeastern Brazil. 

9 October 2020: Added a comment under Hyla meridionalis (Hylidae), noting the publication of Dufresnes and Alard, 2020, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 131: 274–290, who reported on molecular phylogeography. 

9 October 2020: Added a comment under Dendropsophus branneri (Hylidae), noting the paper by Santos, Araújo, Moraes, Santana, Rocha, Dias, Alves da Silva, Oliveira, Moura, and Gambale, 2020, Zootaxa, 4860: 146–150, who reported on inter- and intraindividual variation in advertisement call.  

9 October 2020: Modified the range statement for Gracixalus quangi (Rhacophoridae) and added a comment noting the publication of Liu, Rao, and Li, 2020, Russ. J. Herpetol., 27: 275–283, who reported the species from Mengla in southern Yunnan, China. 

9 October 2020: Added a comment under Kurixalus yangi (Rhacophoridae), noting the paper by Humtsoe, Bordoloi, Ohler, and Grosjean, 2020, Russ. J. Herpetol., 27: 257–274, who reported on natural history and larval morphology in Nagaland, India. 

9 October 2020: Added Megophrys qianbeiensis (Megophryidae), named by Su, Shi, Wu, Li, Yao, Wang, and Li, 2020, ZooKeys, 974: 131–159, from Huanglian Nature Reserve, Tongzi County, Guizhou Province, China.

6 October 2020: Added a comment under Plethodon hubrichti (Plethodontidae), noting the publication of Page, Conarroe, Quintanilla, Palomo, Solis, Aguilar, Bezold, Sackman, and Marsh, 2020, Ecol. Evol., 10: 9948–9967, who reported on a contact zone with Plethodon cinereus, noting no hybridization and suggested that Plethodon cinereus may be extending into the range of Plethodon hubrichti

 6 October 2020: Modified the range statement of Tylototriton notialis (Salamandridae) and added a comment noting the publication of Nishikawa, Sanamxay, Kurita, Hibino, Jono, and Nguyen, 2020, Acad. J. Biol., 42: 135–137, who provided an upper elevation record. 

6 October 2020: Added a comment under Pristimantis latro (Craugastoridae), noting the publication of Santana-Cornélio, Araujo de Oliveira, Magalhães-Xavier, Barros-da-Silva, França, Rodrigues, and Hernández-Ruz, 2020, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 44: 729–739, who discussed landscape genetics, noting strong differentiation between populations separated by the Xingu River. 

5 October 2020: Added a comment under Batrachuperus karlschmidti (Hynobiidae), noting the publication of Liu, Xiong, Gou, and Gao, 2020, Asian Herpetol. Res., 11: 194–204, who reported on geographic variation in skull morphometry among four populations. 

5 October 2020: Modified the ranges statements and added comments for Odorrana fengkaiensis and Odorrana trankieni (Ranidae), noting the publication of Pham, Le, Ngo, and Nguyen, 2020, Acad. J. Biol., 42: 33–40, who provided new records for Vietnam and provided new ecological and morphological information. 

5 October 2020: Added Microhyla hongiaoensis (Microhylidae), named by Hoang, Luong, Nguyen, Orlov, Chen, Wang, and Jiang, 2020, Asian Herpetol. Res., 11: 161–182, from .Hon Giao Forest, Bi Doup-Nui Ba National Park, Da Chai Commune, Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province, southern Vietnam.  

2 October 2020: Added two new species of Oedipina (Plethodontidae) of the subgenus Oedopinola, inown only from their type localities and named by Reyes-Puig, Wake, Kotharambath, Streicher, Koch, Cisneros-Heredia, Yánez-Muñoz, and Ron, 2020, PeerJ, 8(e9934): 1-35: Oedipina ecuatoriana from "Paramba (Hacienda Parambas?, . . .), provincia de Imbabura, Ecuador (approximate coordinates 0.816667, –78.35000, 1,067 m)" and Oedipina villamizariorum from "Quinshull, Chical, provincia de Carchi, Ecuador (1.02525, —78.2575277, 921 m)". 

1 October 2020: Added a comment under Ptychadena mascareniensis (Ptychadenidae), noting the publication of Williams, Gower, Labisko, Morel, Bristol, Wilkinson, and Maddock, 2020, Herpetol. Bull., London, 153: 17–21, who noted that molecular evidence does not support that the Seychelles population is anything other than introduced. 

1 October 2020: Added Litoria watsoni (Pelodryadidae), named by Mahony, Moses, Mahony, Lemckert, and Donnellan, 2020, Zootaxa, 4858: 201–230, from eastern Victoria and southeastern New South Wales, Australia. Formerly considered the southern populations of Litoria littlejohni

1 October 2020: Transferred Odontontophryns salvatori to Proceratophrys (Odontophrynidae), to reflect the publication of Magalhães, Brandão, Garda, and Mângia, 2020, Herpetol. J., 30: 189–196, who made the taxonomic change based on molecular results, compared the calls of this species with its sister, Proceratophrys moratoi, and provided a record from Mato Grosso for the latter. 

29 September 2020: Modified the range statement of Boana exastis (Hylidae) and added a comment under that record noting the publication of Protázio and Protázio, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 773–775, who provided a new record for the state of Bahia, Brazil, as well as an updated range map.   

28 September 2020: Modified the range statement of Bolitoglossa pandi (Plethodontidae) and added a comment, noting the publication of Angarita-Sierra, Saldarriaga-Gómez, Sánchez, Acosta-Galvis, Medina-Ovalle, Solano-Moreno, Ulloa-Rengifo, Guevara-Guevara, Torres-Ramirez, Curaca-Fierro, Cabrera-Amaya, Infante-Betancour, Londoño-Montaño, Albarán-Montoya, and Peña-Baez, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e9901): 1–26, who reported new localities and discussed habitat, natural history, and range. 

23 September 2020: Added Atelopus moropukaqumir (Bufonidae), named by Herrera-Alva, Díaz, Castillo, Rodolfo, and Catenazzi, 2020, Zootaxa, 4853: 404–420, from near Anchihuay, at 2039 m a.s.l., Distrito de Anco, Provincia La Mar, Departamento de Ayacucho, Peru (12°59’S, 73°40’W). 

23 September 2020: Added a comment under Boana freicanecae (Hylidae), noting the publication of Marinho, Roberto, and Lisboa, 2020, Zootaxa, 4853: 442–446, who reported on the advertisement call.

23 September 2020: Added a comment under Corythomantis galeata (Hylidae), noting the publication of Dias, Silva, Solé, and Mira-Mendes, 2020, Zootaxa, 4853: 447–450, who reported on the advertisement call (as Nyctimantis galeata, a pending change in ASW). 

21 September 2020: Added comments where appropriate noting the publication of Gautam, Chalise, Thapa, and Bhattarai, 2020, IRCF Rept. & Amph., 27: 18–28, who briefly discussed abundance and elevational range of amphibian species in the Ghandruk region of central Nepal.

20 September 2020: Added a comment under Fejervarya multistriata (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Lin, Chen, Tang, Chen, Ding, Lin, and Ji, 2020, Animal Biol., 70: 459–481, who reported on variation in advertisement call in Zhejiang Province, China. 

20 September 2020: Added comments under Phyllomedusidae, Pithecopus, and Phyllomedusa noting the publication of Röhr, Camurugi, Paterno, Gehara, Juncá, Álvares, Brandão, and Garda, 2020, Canad. J. Zool., 98: 495–504, who reported on the evolution and causes of variability of advertisement call.

19 September 2020: Added a comment under Atelopus (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Ramírez, Jaramillo, Lindquist, Crawford, and Ibáñez D., 2020, Diversity, 12 (360): 1–19, who reported on mtDNA phylogenetics and biogeography of the species, including two candidate species. 

19 September 2020: Modified the range statement and noted the publication of Nguyen, Toan, Ky, and Le, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 534–535, who provided localities for Theloderma lateriticum (Rhacophoridae) from Ha Tinh, Nghe An, and Ninh Binh provinces, Vietnam. 

19 September 2020: Modified the range statement and noted the publication of Spawls and Taylor, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 534, who provided a record of Phrynomantis somalicus (Microhylidae) from Kilifi County, Coast Province, Kenya. 

19 September 2020: Modified the range statement and noted the publication of Loc-Barragán, Franz-Chávez, Grünwald, and Grünwald, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 532, who provided a record for southern Sinaloa (Concordia municipality), Mexico. 

19 September 2020: Modified the range statement to extend to Nagaland, India, and added a comment to the Kurixalus yangi (Rhacophoridae) record to reflect the publication of Humtsoe, Bordoloi, Ohler, and Grosjean, 2020, Russ. J. Herpetol., 27: 257–274, who reported on natural history and larval morphology in Nagaland, India. 

19 September 2020: Modified the range statement of Pleurodema brachyops (Leptodactylidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Janse, Schotsmans, Yokoyama, Chalifour, and van Wagensveld, 2020, IRCF Rept. & Amph., 27: 251–252, who noted an introduced population on St. Martin, Netherlands Antilles. 

19 September 2020: Added a comment under Rhacophorus bipunctatus (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Decemson, Biakzuala, Solanki, Barman, and Lalremsanga, 2020, IRCF Rept. & Amph., 27: 242–244, who reported the species from Mizoram, northeastern India.  

19 September 2020: Added a comment under Limnonectes shompenorum (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Chandramouli, 2020, IRCF Rept. & Amph., 27: 235–236, who described the morphology of the previously unknown male.     

19 September 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Hyalinobatrachium vireovittatum (Centrolenidae), noting the publication of Campos-Villalobos, Pereira-Castillo, Solís-Mora, Serrano-Hernández, Sandi-Amador, and Fallas-Zuñiga, 2020, IRCF Rept. & Amph., 27: 233–234, provided an elevation record from Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. 

19 September 2020: Modified the range statement for Rana arvalis (Ranidae) and added a comment for that species, noting the publication of Munkhbaatar, Terbish, Onolragchaa, Zoljargal, Burnee, Gurragchaa, and Munkhbayar, 2020, IRCF Rept. & Amph., 27: 154–160, who provided records from northwestern Mongolia (Khuvsgul Province). 

19 September 2020: Modified the range statement, and added a comment under Dryophytes cinereus (Hylidae), noting the publication of Johnson and Yates, 2020, IRCF Rept. & Amph., 26: 257–258, who reported an introduced population on New Providence, Bahamas. 

19 September 2020: Added a comment under Amolops himalayanus (Ranidae), noting the publication of Limbu, Biswa, Sonam, Norbu, Gyeltshen, Basnet, Gyeltshen, and Nidup, 2020, Asian J. Biol., 10: 56–64, who provided a dot range map for India and Bhutan and information on life history and natural history. 

18 September 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment for Vitreorana ritae (Centrolenidae) to conform to the publication of Costa-Campos, Figueiredo, Lima, and Lima, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 733–737, who provided new records for Amapá, Brazil, and provided a dot map of the distribution. 

18 September 2020: Added Amazophrynella gardai (Bufonidae), named by Mângia, Koroiva, and Santana, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e9887): 1–21, from "Óbidos municipality, Pará state, Brazil, ∼75 m a.s.l.)".

18 September 2020: Added a comment under Rulyrana susatamai (Centrolenidae), noting the publication of Galindo, Viuche-Lozano, and Bernal-Bautista, 2020, Zootaxa, 4852: 586–589, who reported on the advertisement call. 

18 September 2020: Added a comment under Hylodes caete (Hylodidae), noting the publication of Malagoli, de Sá, Canedo, and Haddad, 2020, Zootaxa, 4852: 594–599, who reported on larval morphology. 

17 September 2020: Added a comment under Rhinella jimi (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Silva, Cândido, Cipriano, Vieira, Pinheiro, and Silva, 2020, Cuad. Herpetol., 34: 271-274, who reported on karyotype. 

16 September 2020: Added a comment under Atelopus laetissimus (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Granda-Rodríguez, Montes-Correa, Jiménez-Bolaño, Alaniz, Cattan, and Hernáez, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (1: e221): 29–42, who reported on the calls and natural history. 

16 September 2020: Added Bijurana (Ranidae) for former Indosylvirana nicobariensis by Chandramouli, Hamidy, and Amarasinghe, 2020, Taprobanica, 9: 121–132. 

16 September 2020: Added a comment under Atelognathus (Batrachylidae), noting the publication of Baldo, Bunge, Barrasso, Boeris, Ferro, Cotichelli, Úbeda, and Basso, 2020, Herpetologica, 76: 257–266, who reported on the cytogenetics of all five species, noting errors in the literature. 

16 September 2020: Added Adenomera guarayo (Leptodactylidae), a new species of the Adenomera andreae complex, named by Carvalho, Angulo, Barrera, Aguilar-Puntriano, and Haddad, 2020, Herpetologica, 76: 304–314, from "Laguna Chica Trail (12.837820° S, 69.295510°W; 242 m asl), at Explorer’s Inn Ecolodge, within the limits of Tambopata National Reserve, in the district and province of Tambopata, region of Madre de Dios, Peru". 

15 September 2020: Added comments under  a number of records, noting the descriptions of morphology and advertisement calls in species from the Panna Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh, central India, but Prasad, Gautam, Gupta, Murthy, Ramesh, Shinde, and Das, 2020, Zootaxa, 4851: 450–476, 

14 September 2020: Added a comment under Charadrahyla taeniopus (Hylidae), noting the publication of Cruz-Elizalde, Magno-Benítez, Berriozabal-Islas, Ortiz-Pulido, Ramírez-Bautista, and Hernández-Austria, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (1: e219): 10–21, who reported on natural history and climatic niche modeling.

12 September 2020: Added Pristimantis matildae (Craugastoridae) and Pristimantis samaniegoi from, respectively "Ecuador, Loja Province, Abra de Zamora" and "Ecuador, Loja Province, Cajanuma entrance to the Parque Nacional Podocarpus", and added comments to the species of the Abra de Zamora region which were addressed by this paper (Székely, Eguiguren, Ordóñez-Delgado, Armijos-Ojeda, and Székely, 2020, PLoS One, 15(9: e0238306): 1–59) as a 50-year update as to taxonomic and conservation status. 

10 September 2020: Added a comment under Kaloula borealis (Microhylidae) noting the publication by Zhang, Chen, Ye, Fei, Li, Jiang, and Wang, 2020, Acta Zool., Stockholm, 101: 366–383, who reported on osteology.  

8 September 2020: Added a comment under Atelopus laetissimus (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Rueda-Solano, Peréz-González, Rivera-Correa, and Vargas-Salinas, 2020, Copeia, 108: 503–513, who reported on the acoustic repertoire of the species. 

3 September 2020: Modified the type locality, range statement, and added a comment under Paratelmatobius mantiqueira (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication on these topics by Rotenberg, Muscat, Stuginski, Toledo, and Moroti, 2020, Zootaxa, 4845: 447–450. 

2 September 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Microhyla nilphamariensis (Microhylidae) to reflect the publication of Jablonski, Khan, and Masroor, 2020, Zootaxa, 4845: 293–296, who discussed the molecular identification of populations in Pakistan and provided a haplotype distribution map for the species. 

1 September 2020: Added comments under Ranitomeya amazonica, Ranitomeya benedicta, Ranitomeya imitator, Ranitomeya reticulata, Ranitomeya sirensis, and Ranitomeya vanzolinii (Dendrobatidae), noting the publication of Klein, Regnet, Krings, and Rödder, 2020, Bonn Zool. Bull., 69: 191–223, who reported on larval development and morphology. 

1 September 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Tylototriton uyenoi (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Hernandez and Pomchote, 2020, Bull. Soc. Herpetol.France, 175: 64–67, who provided a record from Khao Laem National Park, Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand. 

1 September 2020: Added a comment under Megophrys (Brachytarsophrys) intermedia (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Tapley, Nguyen, and Le, 2020, Zootaxa, 4845: 26–35, who described larval morphology. 

1 September 2020: Added comments under Megophrys (Panophrys) fansipanensis, Megophrys (Panophrys) jingdongensis, Megophrys (Panophrys) hoanglienensis, Megophrys (Atympanophrys) gigantica, and Megophrys (Xenophrys) maosonensis, noting the publication by Tapley, Nguyen, Cutajar, Nguyen, Portway, Luong, and Rowley, 2020, Zootaxa, 4845: 35–52, who provided detailed descriptions of larval morphology and discussed subgeneric differences.

31 August 2020: Added Microhyla kuramotoi (Microhylidae), previously confused with Microhyla okinavensis, and named by Matsui and Tominaga, 2020, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 39: 120–136, from the Yaeyama group in the southern Ryukyus, Japan.  

31 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment to Raorchestes resplendens (Rhacophoridae) to reflect the publication of Das, Rajkumar, Sreejith, Royaltata, and Easa, 2020, J. Threatened Taxa, 12: 16502–16509, who extended and delimited the range and described the advertisement call. 

26 August 2020: Added a comment under Minervarya (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Hegde, Dinesh, and Kadadevaru, 2020, Zootaxa, 4838: 1–20, who provisionally treated Minervarya as a synonym of Fejervarya, without addressing the paraphyly that this would result in, with respect to Sphaerotheca. The authors also provide records for Minervarya kalinga (as Fejervarya kalinga) from the Western Ghats, a significant extension from the Eastern Ghats. 

26 August 2020: Added a comment under Hypogeophis rostratus (Indotyphlidae), noting the publication of Maddock, Nussbaum, Day, Latta, Miller, Fisk, Wilkinson, Rocha, Gower, and Pfrender, 2020, BMC Evol. Biol., 20 (110): 1–20, who reported on mtDNA phylogeography across the Seychelles islands. 

25 August 2020: Added Pristimantis zorro (Craugastoridae), a member of the Pristimantis lacrimosus group, named by Rivera-Correa and Daza-R., 2020, Zootaxa, 4838: 83–101, from "Colombia, Departamento de Antioquia, Municipio de Guatapé, Vereda El Tronco (6.30199, -75.14165; 1860 m a.s.l.)". 

23 August 2020: Added a comment under Sclerophrys perreti (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Nneji, Salako, Oladipo, Ayoola, Onadeko, Adedeji, Omotoso, Ugwumba, and Adeola, 2020, Afr. J. Ecol., 58: 481–491, who employed distribution modeling to predict habitat suitability and the potential effects of climate change on this species. 

23 August 2020: Added comments under Amolops australis, Amolops gerutu, and Amolops larutensis (Ranidae), noting the publication of Chan and Brown, 2020, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 190: 65–78, reported on landscape genetics in peninsular Malaysia.

23 August 2020: Added Boana nigra and Boana ventrimaculata (Hylidae), named by Caminer and Ron, 2020, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., 190: 149–180, in their review of the systematics of the Boana semilineata species group, from, respectively "Ecuador, Provincia Morona Santiago, Parque Nacional Sangay, Sardinayacu" and "Ecuador, Provincia Orellana, Estación Científica Yasun. PUCE". The authors also resurrected Boana appendiculata from the synonymy of Boana geographica, and considered the population of nominal Boana pellucens from Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, to tentatively belong to Boana rufitela

21 August 2020: Added a comment under Telmatobius halli (Telmatobiidae), noting the publication of Cuevas, Formas, Alvarado-Rybak, Peñafiel-Ricaurte, and Azat, 2020, Zootaxa, 4834: 195–206, who reported on the rediscovery at the type locality, tadpole morphology, adult morphology and conservation status.

21 August 2020: Added Leptobrachella neangi (Megophryidae), named by Stuart and Rowley, 2020, Zootaxa, 4834: 556–572, from "Cambodia, Pursat Province, Veal Veng District, Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Khnorng Tracheak (= “Cold Ridge”), 12.15745ºN 102.98499ºE, 1,283 m elevation." 

21 August 2020: Added Noblella worleyae (Craugastoridae), named by Reyes-Puig, Maynard, Trageser, Vieira, Hamilton, Lynch, Culebras, Kohn, Brito, and Guayasamin, 2020, Neotropical Biodiversity, 6: 162–171, from Río Manduriacu Reserve (0.312057°N, 78.854330°W; 1184 m, . . . ), Cantón Cotacachi, Imbabura Province, Ecuador.

21 August 2020: Placed Chalcorana scutigera into the synonymy of Polypedates megacephalus (Rhacophoridae), Occidozyga vittata into the synonymy of Occidozyga martensii (Dicroglossidae), and Microhyla fusca into the synonymy of Microhyla butleri (Microhylidae), following the discussions by Poyarkov, Solovyeva, Nguyen, and Geissler, 2020, Zootaxa, 4834: 502–522, who discussed the expeditions and their itineraries on which the specimens were collected, their types and their morphology, including lectotype designations and type locality restrictions, and who made the synonymies. 

20 August 2020: Added comments under Bufonidae, Atelopus, and Oreophrynella, noting the publication of Kok, Ratz, MacCulloch, Lathrop, Dezfoulian, Aubret, and Means, 2018, J. Biogeograph., 45: 26–36, who reported on the biogeography of Oreophrynella within a general hypothesis of bufonid phylogeny. 

20 August 2020: Added comment under Batrachoseps (Plethodontidae), Batrachoseps nigriventris, and Batrachoseps major, noting the publication of Jockusch, Hansen, Fisher, and Wake, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e9599): 1–37, who reported on mtDNA phylogenetics with special reference to the phylogeography of Batrachoseps nigriventris and Batrachoseps major. 

20 August 2020: Added comments under Ischnocnema (Brachycephalidae), Ischnocnema holti, and Ischnocnema lactea, noting the publication of Thomé, Lyra, Lemes, Teixeira, Carnaval, Haddad, and Canedo, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 149 (106813): 1–13, who discussed the molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the Ischnocnema lactea/Ischnocnema holti complex, suggesting that seven lineages are involved, of which only the lineages at the type localities bear the current names. No taxonomic recommendations were made. 

20 August 2020: Added a comment under Ololygon machadoi (Hylidae), noting the publication of Reis, Araújo, Malleret, Valeri, Garcia, and Svartman, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 679–683, who reported the karyotype. 

20 August 2020: Added Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) awajun (Plethodontidae), a member of the Bolitoglossa altamazonica complex, named by Cusi, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Brcko, Wake, and von May, 2020, Zootaxa, 4834: 365–405, from "Cordillera Escalera Regional Conservation Area (06.387° S, 76.372° W, 1265 m a.s.l.), San Antonio district, San Martin province, San Martin department, Peru". 19 August 2020: Added Pristimantis chamezensis (Craugastoridae), named by Acosta-Galvis, Saldarriaga-Gómez, Ramírez, and Vargas-Ramírez, 2020, ZooKeys, 961: 129–156, from "Colombia, Casanare Department, Chámeza Municipality, vereda Centro Norte, Chámeza forest, Cerro Pan de Azúcar, eastern flank of the Cordillera Oriental, Colombia. 05°15′24.4″N, 072°53′51.6″W, 2140 m a.s.l."

14 August 2020: Added Platymantis navjoti (Ceratobatrachidae), named by Diesmos, Scheffers, Mallari, Siler, and Brown, 2020, Zootaxa, 4830: 573–591, from Leyte Island, Philippines.

14 August 2020: Added a comment under Amazophrynella teko (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Menin, Dias-Souza, and Costa-Campos, 2020, Zootaxa, 4830: 592–596, who reported on larval morphology. 

12 August 2020: Added Micryletta dissimulans (Microhylidae), named by Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Pawangkhanant, Gorin, Chomdej, Che, and Poyarkov, 2020, Zool. Res., Kunming, 41: 1–8, from a secondary lowland bamboo forest in Saba Yoi District, Songkhla Province, southern Thailand. 

12 August 2020: Added Atelopus manauensis (Bufonidae), named by Jorge, Ferrão, and Lima, 2020, Diversity, 12 (310): 1–25, from Reserva Florestal Adolpho Ducke, municipality of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil."

7 August 2020: Added a comment under Pseudhymenochirus merlini (Pipidae), noting the publication by Klinger-Strobel, Olsson, Glaw, and Müller, 2020, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 70: 435–446, who reported on the development of the skeleton. 

7 August 2020: Added a comment under Physalaemus caete (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Carvalho, Roberto, Duarte, Santos, and Santos, 2020, Zootaxa, 4822: 439–442, who described the advertisement call. 

7 August 2020: Modified the range statements for Pristimantis buckleyi and Pristimantis jubatus (Craugastoridae) and added comment under those records noting the publication of Cuellar-Valencia, Gomez-Figueroa, and Bolívar-García, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 609–612, who provided records from Farallones de Cali National Park, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, and mapped their ranges in Colombia. 

7 August 2020: Added a comment under Micrixalus kottigeharensis (Micrixalidae) noting the publication of Mudke, Aravind, Gururaja, Tapley, Thunga, Das, Prince, and Sreevathsa, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 645–648, who reported on larval morphology and ecology.

6 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Scinax crospedospilus (Hylidae), noting the publication of Silveira, Ribeiro, Dornas, and Fernandes, 2020, Rev. Brasil. Zoociênc., 21: 1–19, who discussed, mapped the distribution, and provided records for Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

4 August 2020: Added a comment under Zhangixalus feae (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who briefly discussed the natural history and range and provided records from Oudomzai and Louanghabang provinces, Laos. 

4 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Theloderma petium (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, briefly discussed the natural history and range and provided a record from Vientiane Province, Laos.

4 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Theloderma lateriticum (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, briefly discussed the natural history and range and provided the first country record in Laos (Vientiane Province, Vang Vieng District). 

4 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Theloderma gordoni (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, briefly discussed the natural history and range and provided a record for Xiagnabouli Province, Laos.

4 August 2020: Added a comment under Theloderma albopunctatum (Rhacophoridae), noting the publicaiton of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who briefly discussed the natural history and range and provided a record for Xaisomboun Province, Laos. 

4 August 2020: Added a comment under Rhacophorus rhodopus (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who briefly discussed the natural history and range and provided records for Xiangkhouang and Champasak Provinces, Laos.

4 August 2020: Added a comment under Rhacophorus kio (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who briefly discussed the natural history and range and provided records for Vientiane and Xiasomboun Provinces, Laos.  

4 August 2020: Added a comment under Gracilxaus guyeti (Rhacophoridae), noting the publicaiton of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed the natural history and range and provided a record for Xiagnabouli Province, Laos.

4 August 2020: Added a comment under Gracixalus quangi (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed the natural history and range and provided a record for Khounkham District, Khammouan Province, Laos. 

4 August 2020: Added a comment under Chirixalus nongkhorensis (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed the natural history and range and provided records from Khammouan, Savannakhet, and Xaignabouli Provinces, Laos. 

4 August 2020: Added a comment under Chirixalus doriae (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed the natural history and range and provided records from Vientiae, Savannakhet, and Oudomxai Provinces, Laos.

4 August 2020: Added a comment under Sylvirana cubitalis (Ranidae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed the natural history and range and provided a record from Xaignabouli Province, Laos.

4 August 2020: Added a comment under Rana johnsi (Ranidae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed the natural history and range and provided a record from Xaignabouli Province, Laos. 

4 August 2020: Added a comment under Glyphloglossus molossus (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed the natural history and range and provided a record from Salavanakhet Province, Laos. 

4 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Glyphloglossus guttulatus (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed the natural history and range and provided records from Salavanakhet, Champasak, and Xaignabouli Provinces, Laos.

4 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Megophrys palpebralespinsa (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed the natural history and range and provided the record from Xiangkhouang Province, Laos.

4 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Megophrys koui (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed (as Ophryophryne pachyproctus) the natural history and range and provided records from Vientiane, Xaignabouli and Xaisomboun Provinces, Laos.

4 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Leptobrachella eos (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed the natural history and range and provided a record from Xaisomboun and Oudomxai Provinces, Laos.

4 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Quasipaa verrucospinosa (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed the range and provided a record from Xaisomboun Province, Laos.

4 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Nanorana aenea (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Nguyen, Brakels, Maury, Sudavanh, Pawangkhanant, Idiiatullina, Lorphengsy, Inkhavilay, Suwannapoom, and Poyarkov, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e248): 218–249, who discussed the range and provided a record from Xiangkhouang Province, Laos. 

1 August 2020: Modified the range statment and added a comment under Theloderma moloch (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Lalronunga and Lalrinchhana, 2017, Sci. Vision, 17: 148–159,who  reported on a specimen from Mizoram, northeastern India. 

1 August 2020: Added a comment under Rhinella marina (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Navarro-Salcedo, Navarro-Morales, and Vargas-Salinas, 2020, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 6: 63–72, who provided a detailed literature review and account for Colombia, including photograph, map, and natural history. 

1 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Pristimantis renjiforum (Craugastoridae), noting the publication of Avellaneda-Moreno and Delgadillo-Méndez, 2020, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 6: 57–62, provided a detailed literature review and account, including natural history, photograph, morphology, and range map. 

1 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Pristimantis kelephas (Craugastoridae), noting the publication of Cuellar-Valencia and Bernal-Rivera, 2020, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 6: 51–56, who provided a detailed account and literature review, including range map, photograph and, natural history. 

1 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Pristimantis erythropleura (Craugastoridae), noting the publication of Atehortua-Vallejo, Montoya-Marín, López-Molina, and Duarte-Marín, 2020, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 6: 43–50, who provided a detailed account and literature review, including photographs, map, and natural history. 

1 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Pleurodema brachyops (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Hernández-Palma, Rueda-Solano, and Rojas, 2020, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 6: 27–35, who provided a detailed literature review and account for Colombia, including photographs, map, and natural history 

1 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under "Centrolene" medemi (Centrolenidae), noting the publication of Díaz-Ricaurte and Rada, 2020, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 6: 15–19, who provided a detailed account including an extensive literature review and provided photographs and map for Colombia. 

1 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Atelopus laetissimus (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Llanos and Flechas, 2020, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 6: 9–14, who provided an extensive account with range map and literature review. 

1 August 2020: Added comments under Dryaderces (Hylidae and Dryaderces inframaculata, noting the publication of  Ortiz, Moraes, Pavan, and Werneck, 2020, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 70: 357–366, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics within the genus and its placement within Lophiohylinae. 

1 August 2020: Modified the range statements and added a comment under Hylodes magalhaesi (Hylodidae), Proceratophrys itamari (Odontophrynidae), and Megaelosia boticariana (Hylodidae), noting the publication of Muscat, Stuginski, Nunes, Martins, Augusto-Alves, Vittorazzi, Toledo, and Moroti, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 573–577, who provided new records, discussed habitat, and mapped the range. 

1 August 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Oreobates antrum (Craugastoridae), noting the publication of Motta, Lyra, Gazoni, Parise-Maltempi, and Haddad, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 561–563, who provided new records from the state of Goiás and Tocantíns, Brazil, and mapped the species. 

31 July 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Vitreorana ritae (Centrolenidae), noting the publication of Penhacek, Anjos, Araujo de Oliveira, Hernández-Ruz, Rodrigues, Guerra, and Rodrigues, 2020, Caldasia, 42: 171–180, who reported on localities in Mato Grosso, Brazil, inferred from molecular and acoustic evidence. 

31 July 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Bokermannohyla ibitipoca (Hylidae), noting the publication of Pereira Silva, Neves, Rocha, Heitor, and Santana, 2020, Caldasia, 42: 339–342, who provided new records for Minas Gerais, Brazil, and mapped the species. 

31 July 2020: Added Hyalinobatrachium viridissimus (Centrolenidae), partitioned by Mendoza-Henao, Arias, Townsend, and Parra-Olea, 2020, Syst. Biodiversity, 18: 464–484, from the Mexican and northern Central American component of former Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni on the basis of morphology, call, and molecular delimitation.

31 July 2020: Added comments under Thoropa and Thoropa miliaris (Cycloramphidae), noting the publication of Cholak, Haddad, and Parise-Maltempi, 2020, Genet. Mol. Biol., 43 (3: e20190364): 1–9, who reported on cytogenetics.

31 July 2020: Added comments under Duttaphrynus scaber and Duttaphrynus stomaticus (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Ganesh, Rameshwaran, Joseph, Jerith, and Dutta, 2020, J. Threatened Taxa, 12: 16272–16278, who reported on specimens and briefly on their habitat on the Coromandel coastal plains of northern Tamil Nadu, India. 

27 July 2020: Added comments under the records of New Mexico (USA) amphibians, noting the publication of Painter, Stuart, Giermakowski, and Pierce, 2017, Western Wildlife, 4: 29–60, who commented on  status and county ranges.

27 July 2020: Added Anomaloglossus vacheri and Anomaloglossus saramaka (Aromobatidae), both named by Fouquet, Jairam, Ouboter, and Kok, 2020, Zootaxa, 4820: 147–160, from, respectively Bakhuis Mountains of Suriname and Brownsberg, Suriname. 

26 July 2020: Placed Gephyromantis azzurrae (Mantellidae) into the synonymy of Gephyromantis corvus, and for the lineage that carried the misapplied name G. azzurrae, the species name Gephyromantis kintana in the Isalo Massif of Madagascar, all by Cocca, Andreone, Belluardo, Rosa, Randrianirina, Glaw, and Crottini, 2020, ZooKeys, 951: 133–157. 

24 July 2020: Added Zhangixalus franki (Rhacophoridae), named by Ninh, Nguyen, Orlov, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2020, Eur. J. Taxon., 688: 1-8, from :Vietnam, Ha Giang Province, Quan Ba District, in the forest of Tung Vai Commune; 23002′45″ N, 104050′59″ E; elevation 1360 m a.s.l." 

23 July 2020: Added a comment under Brachycephalus bufonoides (Brachycephalidae), noting the publication of Folly, Amaral, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Pombal, 2020, Zootaxa, 4819: 265–294, who reported on the call and osteology and enhanced the diagnosis. 

22 July 2020: Added comments on Amolops nepalicus (Ranidae) taxonomy, and the status of Rana latopalmata Boulenger, 1882, and Ixalus argus Annandale, 1912, referencing the paper by Wang, Bhattarai, Wu, Che, and Siler, 2020, Zootaxa, 4819: 143–158. 

21 July 2020: Added a comment under Epicrionops bicolor (Rhinatrematidae), noting the publication by Müller, 2020, Neotropical Biodiversity, 6: 98–108, who reported on larval development. 

21 July 2020: Added a comment in the synonymy of Litoria adelaidensis (Pelodryadidae), noting the status of the ZMH types, summarized by Hallermann, 2020, Evol. Syst., 4: 61–70. 

20 July 2020: Added a comment and modified the range statement of Bombina bombina (Bombinatoridae) to reflect the publication of Vacher, Aumaître, and Ursenbacher, 2020, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 15: 47–54, who reported on the genetics of an introduced population in Moselle, northeastern France.   

20 July 2020: Added Leptobrachella wulingensis (Megophryidae), named by Qian, Xia, Cao, Xiao, and Yang, 2020, Zootaxa, 4816: 491–526, from Tianzishan Nature Reserve, Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China (29°23′12.67″N, 110°27′29.6″E), elevation 979 m".  

18 July 2020: Added Pseudoeurycea granitum (Plethodontidae), named by García-Bañuelos, Aguilar-López, Kelly-Hernandez, Vásquez-Cruz, Pineda-Arredondo, and Rovito, 2020, J. Herpetol., 54: 258–267, from central Veracruz, Mexico, in cloud forest.

18 July 2020: Added a comment under Nymhargus balionotus (Centrolenidae), noting the publication of Maynard, Trageser, Kohn, Hamilton, Culebras, and Guayasamin, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e245): 172–184, who reported on a population (including advertisement call description) in the Río Manduriacu Reserve, Imbabura, Ecuador. 

18 July 2020: Placed Necturus lodingi (Proteidae) into the synonymy of Necturus beyeri, and added two new species from the Gulf Coast of the USA: Necturus mounti and Necturus moleri, both named by Guyer, Murray, Bart, Crother, Chabarria, Bailey, and Dunn, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 14–41, who revised the species complex of the USA Gulf Coast drainages. 

18 July 2020: Added Mantidactylus radaka (Mantellidae), named by Rancilhac, Bruy, Scherz, Pereira Silva, Preick, Straube, Lyra, Ohler, Streicher, Andreone, Crottini, Hutter, Randrianantoandro, Rakotoarison, Glaw, Hofreiter, and Vences, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 87–118, from the Tsaratanana Massif of northern Madagascar. 

18 July 2020: Added (1) Megophrys (Xenophrys) awuh, (2) Megophrys (Xenophrys) numhbumaeng, (3) Megophrys (Xenophrys) dzukou, named by Mahony, Kamei, Teeling, and Biju, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 119294 from (1) Nagaland and Manipur, India; (2) Manipur, India; (3) Nagaland, India. With a bunch of changes to ranges and identifications throughout. 

17 July 2020: Added Allobates pacaas (Aromobatidae), named by Melo-Sampaio, Prates, Peloso, Recoder, Vechio, Marques-Souza, and Rodrigues, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 43–62, from Parque Nacional dos Pacaás Novos, Campo Novo de Rondônia municipality,state of Rondônia, Brazil. The authors also transferred Allobates alessandroi into Hyloxalus (Dendrobatidae).  

17 July 2020: Added Phrynobatrachus ambanguluensis (Phrynobatrachidae), named by Greenwood, Loader, Lawson, Greenbaum, and Zimkus, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 63–85, from the West Usambara Mountains, northern Tanzania. Separated from Phrynobatrachus krefftii, of the East Usambara Mountains. 

17 July 2020: Added Leptobrachium lunatum (Megophryidae), named by Stuart, Som, Neang, Hoang, Le, Dau, Potter, and Rowley, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 225–255, from "Cambodia, Ratanakiri Province, Veunsai District, Virachey National Park, 14.19287°N, 106.99612°E, 650 m elev." Known from the Central Highlands (= Kon Tum Plateau) of north-eastern Cambodia and Vietnam. 

17 July 2020: Added Zhangixalus jodiae (Rhacophoridae), named for the great frog biologist Jodi Rowley by Nguyen, Ninh, Orlov, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 257–273, from "the forest near Tung Vai Commune, Quan Ba District, Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam (20°47ʹ56ʹ’ N, 106°59ʹ52ʹ’ E, at an elevation of ca. 1245 m a.s.l.)"

14 July 2020: Added comments in throughout the species records of Salamandra (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Raffaëlli, 2020, Bull. Soc. Herpetol.France, 174: 1–18, who formulated a nomenclature/taxonomy of species within the genus. 

14 July 2020: Added comments under Pelophylax bedriagae (Ranidae) and Hyla savignyi (Hylidae), noting the publication of Yildiz, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e242): 147, who reported the first records of these species from Kilis Province, southern Turkey. 

13 July 2020: Placed Leiopelma pakeka (Leiopelmatidae) into the synonymy of Leiopelma hamiltoni following Holyoake, Waldman, and Gemmell, 2001, Animal Conserv., 4: 29-35, and Burns, Bell, Haigh, Bishop, Easton, Wren, Germano, Hitchmough, Rolfe, and Makan, Conserv. Status New Zealand Amph.: 1–7. 

13 July 2020: Added comments under all species that extend to southeastern Peru, noting the freely available field guide to amphibians of the Manu region by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 130–131. Available from: https://crees-manu.org/field-guide-for-amphibians-in-manu/

13 July 2020: Added a comment under Quasipaa exilispinosa (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Wu, Chen, and Wu, 2020, MtDNA, Part B, 5: 2705-2706, who reported on the complete mtDNA genome.  

13 July 2020: Added a comment under Hyla orientalis (Hylidae), noting the publication of Yıldırım and Kaya, 2014, Zool. Anz., 253: 361–371 , who reported on comparative skeletonogenesis through metamorphosis. 

13 July 2020: Added a comment under Hyla sanchiangensis (Hylidae), noting the publication of Chen, Lin, Ma, Ding, and Lin, 2020, MtDNA, Part B, 5: 2682-2683, who reported on a partial mitochondrial genome.     

12 July 2020: Modified the range statement of Atelopus podocarpus (Bufonidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Jervis, Karlsdόttir, Jehle, Almeida-Reinoso, Almeida-Reinoso, Ron, Fisher, and Merino-Viteri, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (2: e243): 157–164, who reported on the rediscovery of this thought-to-be-extinct species and discussed disease reservoir threats to its continued survival. 

12 July 2020: Added a comment under Odorrana (Ranidae), noting the publication by Chen, Chen, Jiang, Qiao, Lu, Zhou, Zheng, Zhai, and Liu, 2013, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 69: 1196–1202, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics of the group. I (DRF) regret the tardiness of including this. 

12 July 2020: Added comments, where appropriate, noting the publication of Kuzmin, 2013, Amph. Former Soviet Union, Ed. 2, who provided an accounts for the former USSR.

11 July 2020: Modified the range statement for Limnonectes paramacrodon (Dicroglossidae) and added a comment under that record to note the publication of Harmoko, Samitra, Sepriyaningsih, Yustian, and Setiawan, 2020, Biosfer, 10: 11–16, who reported the species from South Sumatera Province, Indonesia. 

10 July 2020: Added a comment under Duttaphrynus hololius (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Ganesh, Brihadeesh, Narayana, Hussain, and Kumar, 2020, Asian J. Conserv. Biol., 9: 71–78, who discussed morphology, range (extending the range to Hyderabad), call, and breeding behavior. 

10 July 2020: Added a comment under Epidalea calamita (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Reyne, McFarlane, Marnell, Helyar, and Reid, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 479–482, who provided new records for Ireland and discussed the range in that country. 

8 July 2020: Added a comment under Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Othman, Chen, Chuang, Andersen, Jang, and Borzée, 2020, Animals, 10 (1157) : 1–24, who reported on molecular phylogeography in Southeast Asia, and suggested that the presence of this species in Taiwan and the Sundas and Wallacea is due to late Pleistocene and early Holocene anthropogenic events.      

8 July 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Adenomera simonstuarti (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Carvalho, Moraes, Angulo, Werneck, Icochea, and Lima, 2020, Eur. J. Taxon., 682: 1–16, who detected 8 lineages within this nominal taxon that differ in calls and molecular markers of which the lineage containing the type locality is restricted to south-central Amazonian Peru and adjacent Amazonian Brazil. 

7 July 2020: Added comments under Pseudacris (Hylidae) and Pseudacris feriarum, noting the publication of Banker, Lemmon, Hassinger, Holland, Kortyna, Ospina, Ralicki, and Lemmon, 2020, Syst. Biol., 69: 756–773, who reported on phylogenetics of the species within the genus and molecular phylogeography a Pseudacris feriarum, with species reference to laboratory and analytical methods. 

7 July 2020: Added many comments under the records of the species of amphibians found in the state of Goiás as well as the D.F., Brazil, noting the accounts provided by Vaz-Silva, Maciel, Nomura, Morais, Guerra, Santos, Andrade, Oliveira, Brandão, and Bastos, 2020, Guia Ident. Anf. Goiás e Dist. Fed. Brasil Central: 1–223.

7 July 2020: Modified the range statement under Cochranella resplendens (Centrolenidae) and added a comment under that record noting the publication of Costa-Campos, Tavares-Pinheiro, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2020, Check List, 16: 847–851, reported the species from a hugely disjunct location in Amapá, Brazil, and discussed the range. 

6 July 2020: Added a comment under Bokermannohyla ahenea (Hylidae), noting the publication of Garey, Provete, Ouchi-Melo, Haddad, and Rossa-Feres, 2020, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 17: 1–16, who described  larva morphology and the advertisement call. 

6 July 2020: Noted the publication under Ranidae by Chan, Hutter, Wood, Grismer, and Brown, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 151 (106899): 1–16, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics of the hylaranine genera (Chalcorana, Pulchrana, Humerana, Hylarana, Amnirana, Sylvirana, Indosylvirana, Papurana, and Hydrophylax) with special reference to methods, resulting in the transfer of Amnirana nicobariensis into Indosylvirana and Indosylvirana milleti and Hylarana celebensis into Papurana. Hylarana attigua was also provisional transferred to Papurana

6 July 2020: Added a comment under Hynobius setouchi (Hynobiidae), noting the publication of Hara and Nishikawa, 2020, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 37: 1–12,who  reported on intraspecific external and skeletal morphology. 

4 July 2020: Added Tylototriton phukhaensis (Salamandridae), named by Pomchote, Khonsue, Sapewisut, Eto, and Nishikawa, 2020, Tropical Nat. Hist., Thailand, 20: 144–161, from Doi Dong Ya Wai Mountain, Doi Phu Kha National Park, Nan Province, Thailand (approximate coordinate 19˚ 11' N, 101˚ 6' E; 1,795 m elevation). 

3 July 2020: Added Pseudopaludicola coracoralinae (Leptodactylidae), named by Andrade, Haga, Lyra, Carvalho, Haddad, Giaretta, and Toledo, 2020, Eur. J. Taxon., 679: 1–36, from the municipality of Palmeiras de Goiás; 16°46′59″ S, 49°52′2″ W, Brazil. I (DRF) want to quote the etymology in its entirety here because it is easily the most moving etymology I've seen in my professional life: 

"The specific name honors Anna Lins dos Guimarães Peixoto Bretas, better known by her pseudonym Cora Coralina. She was a simple woman, a Brazilian candy maker, writer and poetess. She was born and raised on the banks of the Vermelho River, in the municipality of Goiás, GO, and lived apart from urban centers. Cora Coralina studied until the third year of elementary school and did a typing course at the age of 70, due to a requirement of the publisher that would publish her first book. She is considered one of the most influential Brazilian writers. Although Cora Coralina wrote her first verses during her adolescence, she had her first book (Poemas dos Becos de Goiás e Estórias Mais) published in June 1965, when she was 75 years old. In 1984, the Brazilian Union of Writers awarded her the “literary personality of the year”. Following that honor, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, another distinguished Brazilian poet, said: “I admire Cora Coralina and her mastery of living in a state of grace with her poetry. Her verse is like running waters, her lyricism has the power and delicacy of the natural world.” 

3 July 2020: Added a substantial number of comments to the Microhyla (Microhylidae) record as well as almost all species, noting the revision by Gorin, Solovyeva, Hasan, Okamiya, Karunarathna, Pawangkhanant, de Silva, Juthong, Milto, Nguyen, Suwannapoom, Haas, Bickford, Das, and Poyarkov, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e9411): 1–47, who addressed molecular systematics and biogeography, placed Microhyla pulverata into the synonymy of Microhyla marmorata, and removed Microhyla nepenthicola from the synonymy of Microhyla borneensis. 

3 July 2020: Added a comment under Bufo bufo (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Arntzen, 2020 "2019", Mol. Ecol., 28: 5145–5154, who noted alleles found in southern England derived from Bufo spinosus, otherwise found only on the French side of the English Channel, which suggests a former hybrid zone with a population of Bufo spinosus in England which was lost by genetic swamping during the warming of the Holocene.  

3 July 2020: Added a comment under Lyciasalamandra flaviventris (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Arslan, Yaşar, İzgin, and Çiçek, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 531-541, who assessed population and conservation status.  

3 July 2020: Added comments under Vitreorana baliomma (Centrolenidae), Vitreorana eurygnatha, and Vitreorana franciscana, noting the publication of Bang, Lisboa, Teixeira, Giaretta, and Carvalho, 2020, Phyllomedusa, 19: 35–47, who described and compared the advertisement calls. 

3 July 2020: Added a comment under Phyllomedusa bicolor (Phyllomedusidae), noting the publication of Mota, Kaefer, Nunes, Lima, and Farias, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 349–359, who provided molecular evidence for this nominal species to be composed of at least two, but possibly more, cryptic species. 

3 July 2020: Modified the range statement of Bufo verrucosissimus (Bufonidae) and added comments under that species' record and that of Bufo bufo, noting the publication of Özdemir, Dursun, Üzüm, Kutrup, and Gül, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 399–411, who reported on the biogeography and systematics of these species in Turkey. 

3 July 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Ranoidea cyclorhynchus (Hylidae), noting the publication of Taylor, Keppel, O’Sullivan, Peters, Kerr, and Williams, 2020, Aust. J. Zool., 67: 59-72, who reported an introduced population (as Litoria cyclorhyncha) in South Australia on the Eyre Peninsula. 

2 July 2020: Added comments under Desmognathus (Plethodontidae), noting the publication of Pyron, O'Connell, Lemmon, and Lemmon, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 146 (106751): 1–13, who discussed the molecular phylogenetics of the species. Comments were also added to the records of Desmognathus auriculatus, Desmognathus conanti, Desmognathus fuscus, Desmognathus marmoratus, Desmognathus ocoee, and Desmognathus quadramaculatus noting that these authors suggested that this nominal species are likely species complexes. 

2 July 2020: Added comments under Odorrana zhaoi, Odorrana rotodora, and Odorrana graminea (Ranidae), noting the publication of Chen, Li, Zhai, Zhu, He, Wang, Li, Jiang, Xiong, and Chen, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 144 (106701): 1–15, who provided molecular evidence to place these together in a group and to demonstrate that nominal Odorrana graminea is composed of three lineages. 

2 July 2020: Added comments where relevant noting the publication of Dubeux, Nascimento, Lima, Magalhães, Silva, Gonçalves, Almeida, Correia, Garda, Mesquita, Rossa-Feres, and Mott, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 20 (2: e20180718): 1–24, who provided a characterization and identification of larvae north of the Rio São Francisco in the Atlantic Forest of northeastern Brazil.

1 July 2020: Added a comment under Pristimantis (Craugastoridae), noting the publication of Trevisan, Batalha, Garda, Menezes, Dias, Solé, Canedo, and Juncá, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 148 (106811): 1–9, who reported on the diversification history within the Atlantic forest of Brazil.  

1 July 2020: Added comment under relevant species and the generic record of Amolops (Ranidae), noting the publication of Wu, Yan, Stuart, Prendini, Suwannapoom, Dahn, Zhang, Cai, Xu, Jiang, Chen, Lemmon, Lemmon, Raxworthy, Orlov, Murphy, and Che, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 144 (106701): 1–13, who discussed the molecular phylogenetics of the group, its taxonomy, and its biogeography. 

1 July 2020: Added Rentapia flavomaculata (Bufonidae), named by Chan, Abraham, and Badli-Sham, 2020, Raffles Bull. Zool., 68: 595–607, from Peninsular Thailand and Malaysia, and formerly confused with Rentapia hosii, now restricted to Borneo. 

30 June 2020: Added a comment under Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Gorule, Gosavi, Kharat, and Verma, 2020, J. Threatened Taxa, 12: 16136–16142, who described the osteology of a population in the Western Ghats of South India. 

30 June 2020: Added a comment under Scinax squalirostris (Hylidae), noting the publication of Giaretta, Lopes, and Bang, 2020, Phyllomedusa, 19: 49–61, who reported on geographic variation in the advertisement call and noted differences from previously published descriptions. 

30 June 2020: Added a comment under Ceratophrys calcarata (Ceratophryidae), noting the publication of Santos-Morales and Mendoza--Roldán, 2019, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 5(2): 24-31, who provided a detailed account for Colombia. 

30 June 2020: Added a comment under Centrolene huilensis (Centrolenidae), noting the publication of Mendoza-Henao, Basto-Riascos, and Rada, 2019, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 5(2): 18–23, who provided a detail account for Colombia. 

30 June 2020: Added a comment under Boana boans (Hylidae), noting the publication of Camacho-Durán and Jiménez, 2019, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 5(2): 8–17, who provided a detailed account for Colombia. 

30 June 2020: Added a comment under Atelopus nahumae (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Galvis-Aparicio, Rivera-Rincón, Castañeda-Bonilla, and Peréz-González, 2019, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 5(2): 1–7, who reviewed the species, including a range map, natural history, conservation status, and photographs. 

30 June 2020: Added a comment under Triturus cristatus (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Haugen, Linløkken, Østbye, and Heggenes, 2020, Conserv. Genetics, 21: 515–530, who reported on landscape genetics in southeastern Norway.

30 June 2020: Added a comment under Scinax caldarum (Hylidae), noting the publication of Ferrante, Monteiro-Leonel, Gaiga, Kaefer, and Fearnside, 2019, Herpetol. J., 29: 295–298,wyo  suggested a 85% reduction in range from 1982 to 2012 due to habitat destruction. 

29 June 2020: Added a comment under Scinax garbei (Hylidae), noting the publication of Lopes, Bang, Marinho, and Giaretta, 2020, Phyllomedusa, 19: 63–82, who noted that the species exhibited three, geographically coherent, advertisement calls that likely represent species, imperfectly delimited as: (1) Brazil (eastern Amazonas to northern Mato Grosso); (2) Northwestern (northeastern Ecuador, northeastern Peru, and Amazonian Colombia); and (3) Southwestern (southeastern Amazonian Peru to northeastern Bolivia). 

28 June 2020: Added comments under Eupsophus vertebralis and Eupsophus emiliopugini (Alsodidae), noting the publication by Quercia, Suárez-Villota, Foresti, and Nuñez, 2020, Comp. Cytogenet., 14: 61–74, who discussed the comparative cytogenetics of these species. 

28 June 2020: Added a comment under Cycloramphidae noting the publication by Colaço, Bittencourt-Silva, and Silva, 2020, Zool. Anz., 285: 18–26, who discussed the possibility of a characteristic of eye morphology being a synapomorphy for the group. 

28 June 2020: Added comments under the records of species found in Maharashtra, India, noting the publication of Sreekumar and Dinesh, 2020, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 120: 33–40, who discussed the ranges in Maharashtra, India, in terms of agro-climatic zones. 

28 June 2020: Added comments and modified the range statements where appropriate to reflect the publication of Hui, Ngadi, Md-Zain, Md-Zairi, and Abdul-Latiff, 2020, Biodiversitas, 21: 2425-2429, who reported the species from Pulau Tinggi, off the southeastern coast of peninsular Malaysia.   

28 June 2020: Added a comment under Elachistocleis haroi (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Bueno-Villafañe, Caballlero-Gini, Ferreira, Netto, Fernández Ríos, and Brusquetti, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 191–200, who reported on the post-metamorphic ontogeny of ventral coloration. 

28 June 2020: Added a large number of comments and range modifications to conform to the publication of Ernst, Lautenschläger, Branquima, and Hölting, 2020, Zoosyst. Evol., 96: 237–262, on collections from the proposed Serra do Pingano Rainforest National Park, Uigé Province, northwestern Angola. 

27 June 2020: Added comments under the species covered by Zug and Mulcahy, 2020 "2019", Amph. Rept. S. Tanintharyi.

27 June 2020: Added a comment under Incilius valliceps (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Klank, Chaves, and Arias, 2020, Check List, 16: 753–757, who detailed the range in Costa Rica and discussed erroneous records. 

26 June 2020: Added comments under Bufo bufo and Bufo spinosus (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Arntzen, Canestrelli, and Martínez-Solano, 2020, Contrib. Zool., Amsterdam, 89: 270–281, reported on the hybrid zone between these two species, found from the English Channel in central Normandy southwest to the Meditterannean in Liguria in Italy, examining environmental correlates with the location and degree of hybridization and placement of pure populations. 

26 June 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Oreolalax sterlingae (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Tapley, Nguyen, Portway, Nguyen, Luong, Kane, Harding, and Rowley, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 497–500, who reported a second locality for the species and discussed the range and conservation status. 

24 June 2020: Added Phrynopus remotum (Craugastoridae), named by Chávez, García Ayachi, and Catenazzi, 2020, PeerJ, 8(e9433): 1–14, from near Villa Rica de Chona, on the trail to Antaquero Community, Marañón Province, Departamento de Huánuco, Peru.

24 June 2020: Added Amolops mahabharatensis (Ranidae), named by Khatiwada, Shu, Wang, Zhao, Xie, and Jiang, 2020, Asian Herpetol. Res., 11: 71–94, from Hattibang, Chitwan district, Nepal, and who resurrected Amolops nepalicus from the synonymy of Amolops marmoratus

24 June 2020: Added a comment under Odorrana margaretae (Ranidae), noting the publication of Wen and Fu, 2020, Asian Herpetol. Res., 11: 108–114, who reported on clinal variation around the Sichuan Basin, China. 

23 June 2020: Added a comment under Plethodon cinereus (Plethodontidae), noting the publication of Radomski, Hantak, Brown, and Kuchta, 2020, Herpetologica, 76: 61–73, who reported on molecular phylogeography. 

23 June 2020: Added a comment under Hylinae (Hylidae), noting the publication of Suárez, Ferro, Nagamachi, Cardozo, Blasco-Zuñiga, Silva, Marciano, Costa, Orrico, Solé, Roberto, Rivera, Wiley, Faivovich, Baldo, and Pieczarka, 2020, PLoS One, 15 (6: e0234331): 1–21, who reported on chromosome evolution within the tribe Lophiohylini. 

23 June 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Theloderma nagalandense (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Lalmuansanga, Hmar, Lalbiakzuala, Lalrinsanga, and Lalremsanga, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 270, who provided the second record of the species, from Reiek, Mizoram, India, and discussed the range. 

23 June 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Pithecopus nordestinus (Phyllomedusidae), noting the publication of Silva-Soares, Magalhães, and Alencar, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 269–270, who rovided the record for the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil, and discussed the range.

23 June 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Fejervarya orissaensis (Dicroglossidae) noting the range extension into Madhya Pradesh, India, reported by Das, Mohapatra, Jaggi, and Sailo, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 268–269. 

23 June 2020: Added Phyllodytes magnus (Hylidae), named by Dias, Novaes-e-Fagundes, Mollo, Zina, Garcia, Recoder, Vechio, Rodrigues, and Solé, 2020, PeerJ, 8(e8642): 1–27, from Serra da Jibóia, between the municipalities of Santa Terezinha and Elísio Medrado, State of Bahia, Brazil.  

23 June 2020: Added Megophrys jiangi (Megophryidae), named by Liu, Li, Wei, Xu, Cheng, Wang, and Wu, 2020, Asian Herpetol. Res., 11: 1–18, from Kuankuoshui National Nature Reserve,  Suiyang County, Guizhou Province, China. 

23 June 2020: Added Megophrys chishuiensis (Megophryidae), named by Xu, Li, Liu, Wei, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 943: 119–144, from Chishui National Nature Reserve, Chishui City, Guizhou Province, China.

23 June 2020: Added Leptobrachella chishuiensis (Megophryidae), named by Li, Liu, Wei, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 943: 91–118, from Chishui National Nature Reserve (28.436708N, 105.997794E, ca. 465 m elevation), Chishui City, Guizhou Province, China.

22 June 2020: Added Micryletta sumatrana (Microhylidae), named by Munir, Hamidy, Matsui, Kusrini, and Nishikawa, 2020, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 37: 295–301, from .Desa (=Village) Sako Suban, Kecamatan (= District) Batanghari Leko, Kabupaten (=Regency) Musi Banyuasin, Provinsi (=Province) Sumatra Selatan, Indonesia, and provided additional discussion of the Micryletta inornata complex and specifically the status of Micryletta inornata lineata. 

20 June 2020: Added a comment under Dendropsophus  (Hylidae), noting the publication of Pirani, Peloso, Carvalho, Polo, Knowles, Ron, Rodrigues, Sturaro, and Werneck, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 15 (106877): 1–19, who reported on the phylogenetics and biogeography of the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group, noting that Dendropsophus elegans, Dendropsophus ebraccatus, and Dendropsophus leucophyllatus represent species complexes. 

20 June 2020: Modified the range statement for Pithcopus nordestinus (Phyllomedusidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Silva, Fernandes-Ferreira, Montes, and Silva, 2020, Neotrop. Biol. Conserv., 15: 165–175, who reported on distribution modeling. 

20 June 2020: Modified the range statement for Strauchbufo raddei (Bufonidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Litvinchuk, Schepina, and Borzée, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e9216): 1–13, who employed environmental modeling to examine the current and past range of the species. 

19 June 2020: Added Dendropsophus bilobatus (Hylidae), named by Ferrão, Moravec, Hanken, and Lima, 2020, ZooKeys, 942: 83, from the RAPELD Jaci-Novo sampling site (09°24′45″S, 64°26′33″W; 117 m a.s.l.), flooded forest at the west bank of the Jaci-Parana River (east tributary of the upper Madeira River), municipality of Porto Velho, district of Jaci-Parana, state of Rondônia, Brazil.

19 June 2020: Added four species of Megophrys (Megophryidae) of the subgenus Panophrys from China: (1) Megophrys yangmingensis Lyu, Zeng, and Wang in Lyu, Li, Zeng, Zhao, Liu, Guo, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 942: 131, from "Mt Yangming (26.1177N, 111.8945E; ca 1360 m a.s.l.), Shuangpai County, Yongzhou City, Hunan Province"; (2) Megophrys xiangnanensis Lyu, Zeng, and Wang in Lyu, Li, Zeng, Zhao, Liu, Guo, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 942: 127, from "Mt Yangming (26.1177N, 111.8945E; ca 1360 m a.s.l.), Shuangpai County, Yongzhou City, Hunan Province";  (3) Megophrys (Panophrys) shimentaina Lyu, Liu, and Wang in Lyu, Li, Zeng, Zhao, Liu, Guo, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 942: 122, from "Shimentai Nature Reserve (24.4095N, 113.1095E; ca 370 m a.s.l.), Yingde City, Qingyuan City, Guangdong Province"; and (4) Megophrys (Panophrys) mirabilis Lyu, Wang, and Zhao in Lyu, Li, Zeng, Zhao, Liu, Guo, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 942: 117, from "Huaping Nature Reserve (25.5554N, 109.9490E; ca 1300 m a.s.l.), Lingui District, Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region". 

19 June 2020: Added Rana (Rana) jiulingensis Wan, Lyu, and Wang in Wan, Lyu, Qi, Zhao, Li, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 942: 150, from "Guanshan Nature Reserve (28.5535N, 114.5878E; ca 300 m a.s.l.), Yifeng County, Jiangxi province, PR China".  The authors also discussed and redelimited the Rana johnsi and Rana japonica groups. 

16 June 2020: Added Rhombophryne ellae (Microhylidae), named by Scherz, 2020, Zoosyst. Evol., 96: 313–316, from "Montagne d’Ambre National Park (12.5066°S, 49.1746°E, 892 m a.s.l.), Antsiranana Region, northern Madagascar". 

6 June 2020: Added a comment under Leptodactylus flavopictus (Leptodactylidae) noting the publication by Augusto-Alves, Ruggeri, Martins, Domingos, Santos, and Toledo, 2020, Salamandra, 56: 123–134, who reported on advertisement call and tadpole morphology. 

6 June 2020: Modified the range statements for Phrynobatrachus minutus and Phrynobatrachus inexpectatus (Phrynobatrachidae) based on the article by Tiutenko and Zinenko, 2020, Salamandra, 56: 135–147, who reported on misidentifications, calls, tadpole morphology, and diagnostic features, particularly with respect to the Bale Mountain, Ethiopia, populations. 

5 June 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Ceratophrys stolzmanni (Ceratophryidae) noting the publication of Cuadrado, Loor, and Narváez, 2020, Check List, 16: 665–674, who provided a locality at Engabao, Playas Canton, Guayas Province, Ecuador. 

4 June 2020: Added a comment under Hynobius dunni (Hynobiidae), noting the publication of Igawa, Okamiya, Ogino, and Nagano, 2020, MtDNA, Part B, 5: 2241–2242, who reported on the complete mitochondrial genome and the phylogenetic position of the species. 

4 June 2020: Added comments under all species of Centrolenidae of Ecuador, noting the publication of Guayasamin, Cisneros-Heredia, McDiarmid, Peña, and Hutter, 2020, Diversity, 12 (222): 1–285, who provided detailed accounts for all species, addressing systematics, morphology, tadpoles, calls, range, and conservation status. In addition Centrolene gemmata and Centrolene scirtetes were placed in the synonymy of Centrolene lynchi; C. guanacarum and C. bacata under the synonymy of Centrolene sanchezi; Cochranella phryxa under the synonymy of Cochranella resplendens; and Hyalinobatrachium ruedai under the synonymy of Hyalinobatrachium munozorum. In addition, Nymphargus lindae, N. colomai, and N. humboldti are named as new. 

2 June 2020: Added a comment under Desmognathus monticola (Plethodontidae), noting the publication of Regester, Hoffman, Patterson, and Timashenka, 2020, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 925: 1–60, who reviewed the literature of the species and provided photographs. 

1 June 2020: Added comments under Probreviceps loveridgei and Probreviceps uluguruensis (Brevicipitidae), noting the publication of Mkonyi, 2019, J. Nat. Hist., London, 53: 2711–2722, reported and compared advertisment calls. 

1 June 2020: Modified the range statement for Bolitoglossa hermosa (Plethodontidae) and added a comment under that record noting the publication of Ahumada-Carrillo, Grünwald, Jones, Ramírez-Chaparro, Morales-Flores, Montaño, and Franz-Chávez, 2020, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 3: 118–120, who provided a range extension to the northern part of the municipality of Técpan de Galeana and mapped the range. 

1 June 2020: Added a comment under Cornufer vitianus (Ceratobatrachidae), noting the publication of Bishop and Narins, 2020, Pacific Sci., 74: 49–63, who reported on the advertisement call. 

1 June 2020: Added comments umder Microhyla beilunensis, Microhyla fissipes, and Microhyla heymonsi (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Chen, Lin, Tang, Ding, Wu, and Lin, 2020, PeerJ, 8 (e8708): 1–19, who reported on the advertisement calls and provided a range map for the species in China. 

1 June 2020: Added a comment under Pithecopus nordestina (Phyllomedusidae), noting the publication of Röhr, Camurugi, Martinez, Sousa-Lima, Juncá, and Garda, 2020, Ethology, 126: 651–659, who reported on habitat-dependent advertisement call variation.

1 June 2020: Added a comment under Brachycephalus (Brachycephalidae), noting the publication of Condez, Haddad, and Zamudio, 2020, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 129: 664–686, who reported on the historical biogeography and evolution of the species. 

1 June 2020: Added a comment under Limnonectes larvaepartus (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Kurniati, Hamidy, and Clayton, 2020, BIO Web Conf., 19 (6): 1–6, who described the advertisement call. 

29 May 2020: Added a genus, Gabohyla (Hylidae), for the former Sphaenorhynchus pauloalvini, which Araujo-Vieira, Luna, Caramaschi, and Haddad, 2020, Zool. Anz., 286: 81–89, found via a phylogenetic study of the group to be the sister taxon of the remaining species of Sphaenorhynchus

28 May 2020: Added a comment under Bolitoglossa (Plethodontidae), noting the publication of Jaramillo-Martinez, De la Riva, Guayasamin, Chaparro, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Gutiérrez, Brcko, Vilà, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 149 (106841): 1–23, who reported on molecular phylogenetics and biogeography, noting up to 42 unnamed candidate species (36 from the Amazonian rainforest and 6 from the Andes). 

25 May 2020: Added a comment under Dendropsophus haraldschultzi (Hylidae), noting the publication of Menin, Almeida, Pedroso-Santos, Sanches, and Costa-Campos, 2020, Zootaxa, 4780: 594–600, who reported on larval morphology. 

24 May 2020: Modified the range statements of both Amolops ricketti and Amolops sinensis (Ranidae) on the basis of the publication by Xiao, Luo, Deng, Zhou, and Luo, 2019, J. Zhejiang Univ. (Agriculture & Life Sci.), 45: 736–745, who noted that on the basis of mtDNA analysis that records of Amolops ricketii from the  northern  (Xishui, Kuankuoshui),  central (Huangping, Majiang), eastern  (Jiangkou), and southeastern (Leigongshan, Danzhai) parts of Guizhou Province, China must be referred to Amolops sinensis. 

24 May 2020: Modified the range statement for Pseudacris regilla (Hylidae) and added a comment under that species noting the publication of Waters, Hassler, and Norman, 1998, Bull. Chicago Herpetol. Soc., 33: 124–127, who reported on the history of introduction of the population on Ketchikan Island, southern Alaska, USA, from Washington state, USA. 

24 May 2020: Added comment under Proceratophrys cristiceps (Odontophrynidae), noting the publication of Vieira, Arzabe, Hernández, and Vieira, 2008, PLoS One, 3(12: e3934):  1–9, who reported on intrapopulational morphometrics.

24 May 2020: Added a comment under Indirana semipalmata (Ranixalidae), noting the publication of. Gopalan, Nair, Kumar, Merilä, and George, 2012, Herpetol. Notes, 5: 263–273, who reported on adult and larval morphology. 

24 May 2020: Added a comment under Physalaemus erythros (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Baêta, Lourenço, and Nascimento, 2007, Zootaxa, 1623: 39–46, who reported on larval morphology and advertisement call.

24 May 2020: Added comments under Megophrys lekaguli (Megophryidae) (first record for Cambodia), Megophrys auralensis (comments on new specimens and previous identifications), and Megophrys damrei (comments on new specimens), to reflect the publication by Neang, Chhin, Meang, and Hun, 2014 "2013", Cambodian J. Nat. Hist., 2013: 66–72.24 May 2020: Added a comment under Leptodactylus chaquensis (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Heyer and Giaretta, 2009, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 122: 292–305, who reported on advertisement calls, natural history, and range in Brazil. 

24 May 2020: Added a comment under Edalorhina perezi (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Schlüter, 1990, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 25: 49–56, who reported on larval morphology and reproduction.

24 May 2020: Added comments under Humerana humeralis and Hydrophylax leptoglossa (Ranidae), noting the publication of Bortamuli, Bordoloi, Ohler, and Grosjean, 2010, J. Nat. Hist., London, 44: 421–445, who described external and buccopharyngeal anatomy.

24 May 2020: Added a comment under Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Ngo and Ngo, 2013, Zool. Stud., Taipei, 52 (12): 1–13, who reported on the advertisement call in Vietnam. 

24 May 2020: Added comments under Amolops chunganensis, Amolops larutensis, and Meristogenys jerboa (Ranidae), noting the publication by Matsui, Wu, and Yong, 1993, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 10: 691–695, where they reported on the advertisement calls of these species. 

24 May 2020: Added a comment under Triturus (Salamandridae), noting the point of view paper by Ivanović, Džukić, and Kalezić, 2012, Internatl. J. Evol. Biol., 2012 (740605): 1–9, who discussed the adaptive radiation of the Triturus cristatus superspecies. 

24 May 2020: Added a comment under Physalaemus aguirrei (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Pimenta and Cruz, 2004, Amphibia-Reptilia, 25: 197–204, who described the larval morphology and advertisement call. 

24 May 2020: Added a comment under Leptobrachium ailaonicum (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Grosjean, 2001, Zoosystema, 23: 143–156, who described the larva (as Leptobrachium echinatum). 

24 May 2020: Added comments under many Amazonian Bolivian hylid frog records noting the publication of Márquez, De la Riva, and Bosch, 1993, Biotropica, 25: 426–443, whodescribed advertisement calls.

24 May 2020: Added comments under Dendropsophus branneri, Phyllodytes melanomystax, and Ololygon agilis (Hylidae), noting the publication of Nunes, Santiago, and Juncá, 2007, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 2: 89–96, who described the advertisement calls.

24 May 2020: Added a comment under Ameerega flavopicta (Dendrobatidae) noting the publication of Costa, Facure, and Giaretta, 2020, Biota Neotrop., 6(1: bn00506012006): 1–6, who described vocalization and larval morphology.

23 May 2020: Added comments for the relevant species of frogs the publication of Rossa-Feres and Nomura, 2006 "2005", Biota Neotrop., São Paulo, 6 (2: bn00706012006): 1–24, who characterized larval morphology of this species and provided a key to the larvae of northwestern São Paulo state, Brazil.

23 May 2020: Added comments under Crossodactylodes (Leptodactylidae) and the individual species records, noting the revision, phylogenetic analysis, and review by Santos, Magalhães, Ferreira, Vittorazzi, Dias, Leite, Lourenço, Santos, Haddad, and Garcia, 2020, Herpetol. Monogr., 34: 1–38. 

22 May 2020: Modified range statements, where appropriate for taxa treated by Romero-Martínez, Vidal-Pastrana, Lynch, and Dueñas, 2008, Caldasia, 30: 209–229, who discussed the frogs found on Cerro Murrucucú, Córdoba, Colombia.

22 May 2020: Added comments where appropriate, noting the publication of Dubeux, Silva, Nascimento, Gonçalves, and Mott, 2019, Rev. Nordestina Zool., 12: 18–52, who summarized the literature on larval morphology for the frogs of Alagoas, Brazil. 

21 May 2020: Added a comment under Dryophytes andersonii (Hylidae), noting the publication of Oswald, Roberts, Moler, Arndt, Camper, and Quattro, 2020, J. Herpetol., 54: 206–215, who reported on conservation genetics and molecular biogeography. 

21 May 2020: Resurrected Plethodon ainsworthi (Plethodontidae) from the synonymy of Plethodon mississippi on the basis of evidence provided by Pierson, Kieran, Clause, and Castleberry, 2020, J. Herpetol., 54: 137–143. 

21 May 2020: Added a comment under Yunganastes bisignatus (Craugastoridae), noting the publication of Ocampo, Aparicio, Pacheco, Roldán, Aguilar, and Rocha, 2020, Ecologia en Bolivia, 55: 26–35, who reported on range, life history, and conservation status. 

20 May 2020: Added three new species of Pristimantis (Craugastoridae) from Chocoan Ecuador, all named by Reyes-Puig, Yánez-Muñoz, Ortega, and Ron, 2020, Rev. Mexicana Biodiversidad, 91 (e913013): 1–18: (1) Pristimantis cisneros from Tobar Donoso, parroquia Mira, Cantón Tulcán, provincia de Carchi, Ecuador ; (2) Pristimantis chocoensis from Reserva Biológica Canandé, recinto Las Yucas, Parroquia Santo Domingo de Onzole, cantón Eloy Alfaro, provincia de Esmeraldas, Ecuador; and (3) Pristimantis afrox, from Tobar Donoso, parroquia Mira, Cantón Tulcán, provincia de Carchi, República del Ecuador. 

19 May 2020: Added three new species of the Leptodactylus mystaceus (Leptodactylidae) complex from Brazil, named by Alves da Silva, Magalhães, Thomassen, Leite, Garda, Brandão, Haddad, Giaretta, and Carvalho, 2020, Zootaxa, 4779: 151–189: Leptodactylus barrioi from the state of Rio de Janeiro, Leptodactylus kilomo from Tocantins, and Leptodactylus watu from Minas Gerais, and  

18 May 2020: Added a comment under Lithobates montezumae (Ranidae), noting the publication of Ochoa-Vásquez, Rosas-Valdez, Martínez-Salazar, and Flores-Villela, 2019, MtDNA, Part A, 30: 739-748, who reported on DNA phylogeography in Zacatecas, Mexico. 

18 May 2020: Added a comment under Hynobius vandenburghi (Hynobiidae), noting the publication of Sakai, Kusakabe, Tsuchida, Tsuzuku, Okada, Kitamura, Tomita, Mukai, Tagami, Takagi, Yaoi, and Minamoto, 2019, Environmental DNA, 1: 281–289, who discussed the range and provided a new record at Kaizu, southern Gifu Province, Japan. 

18 May 2020: Modified the range statement of Trachycephalus mesophaeus (Hylidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Faivovich and Elias-Costa, 2020, Rev. Mus. Argent. Cienc. Nat. Bernardino Rivadavia, Cienc. Zool., 22: 1–6, who noted the recent record of this species in Argentina is based on a specimen of Kaloula pulchra

18 May 2020: Added a comment under Atelopus hoogmoedi (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Silva, Cornélio, Araujo de Oliveira, Trindade, França, and Hernández-Ruz, 2020, Genet. Mol. Res., 19 (1: 18392): 1–10, who provided molecular evidence that this is a species complex with populations south of the Amazon River is a distinct, but unnamed species. 

18 May 2020: Added a comment under Dendrobates truncatus (Dendrobatidae), noting the publication of Cárdenas-Ortega, Gutiérrez-Cárdenas, Cifuentes-Ortegón, and Patiño-Gallego, 2019, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 5: 32–41, who provided a detailed account, dot map,  and photographs. 

17 May 2020: Modified the range statement for Allobates goianus (Aromobatidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Ramalho, Guerra, Ferraz, Machado, and Prado, 2020, Cuad. Herpetol., 34: 93–97, who discussed the range, provided a dot map, and discussed daily activity. 

17 May 2020: Added a comment under Aparasphenodon brunoi (Hylidae), noting the publication ofSee Murta da Fonseca, Folly, Carmo, and Martins, 2020, Cuad. Herpetol., 34: 5–15, who reported on cranial morphometrics. 

16 May 2020: Modified the range statements for Pristimantis walkeri (Craugastoridae) and Scinax tsachila (Hylidae) to include Colombia, based on the publication of Pinto-Erazo, Calderón-Espinosa, Medina-Rangel, and Méndez-Galeano, 2020, Biota Colomb., 21: 44–57, who provided records from Tumaco and Francisco Pizarro municipalities, Nariño, Colombia. 

16 May 2020: Added comments throughout where relevant to note the publication of Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, who  commented on range and conservation status of amphibians in the Venezuelan Guayana.   

15 May 2020: Added a comment under Paratelmatobiinae (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Santos, Magalhães, Lyra, Zaher, Giasson, Garcia, Carnaval, and Haddad, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 148 (106819): 1–18, who reported on molecular phylogenetics of the group, finding the genera robustly supported as monophyletic, and who discussed unnamed species and divergence times. 

14 May 2020: Added a comment under Discoglossus montalentii (Alytidae), noting the publication of Beukema and Bruni, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 269–274, who detailed the range and provided both a spot map and a niche-modeled range map. 

14 May 2020: Modified the range statement for Nanorana conaensis (Dicroglossidae), and noted the publication by Saikia, Sinha, Dinesh, and Thakur, 2020, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 120: 49–54, who reported the species from Khremteng village, Tawang Township, Arunachal Pradesch, India. 

14 May 2020: Added a comment under Salamandra salamandra (Salamandridae) noting the publication of Arntzen and van Belkom, 2020, Sci. Rep. (Nature, London), 10 (1700): 1–15, who reported on landscape genetics and population structure and suggested that instead of ongoing ecological speciation between pond-breading and stream breeding lineages that the Kottenforst area of Germany represented a site of secondary contact between eastern and western lineages separated during the Pleistocene 

14 May 2020: Transferred Pristimantis lassoalcalai to Tachiramantis (Craugastoridae) on the basis of the publication by. Rojas-Runjaic, Echevarría, Becerra-Rondón, and Infante-Rivero, 2020, Zootaxa, 4778: 372–382, who described the advertisement call and transferred to the species to Tachiramantis on the basis of molecular evidence. 

14 May 2020: Added Bolitoglossa coaxtlahuacana (Plethodontidae), a member of the Bolitoglossa (Oaxakia) macrinii species group, named by Palacios-Aguilar, Cisneros-Bernal, Arias-Montiel, and Parra-Olea, 2020, Canad. J. Zool., 98: 359–365, from .730 m NE Coaxtlahuacán, municipality of Mochitlán (17.39592°N, 99.33838°W), Guerrero, Mexico, 1800 m elevation. 

11 May 2020: Added a comment under Nanorana vicina (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Gill, Rais, Safeed, Ahmed, and Akram, 2020, Zootaxa, 4759: 440–442, who described larval morphology. 

11 May 2020: Added comments under Heterixalus carbonei (Hyperoliidae), Heterixalus luteostriatus, and Heterixalus luteostriatus, noting the publication of Griep and Glos, 2020, Zootaxa, 4767: 332–344, where larval morphology was described. 

11 May 2020: Modified the range statement for Cochranella granulosa (Centrolenidae) and added a comment in that record, noting the publication of Culebras, Angiolani-Larrea, Tinajero-Romero, Pellet, and Yeager, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 353–355, who provided a record from  El Jardín de los Sueños Private Reserve, Cotopaxi, Ecuador. This extends the range from extreme southeastern Panama to west-central Ecuador, suggesting that the species may yet be found in Colombia. 

10 May 2020: Modified the range statement for Limnonectes nguyenorum (Dicroglossidae) to bring it into correspondence with the publication of Le and Do, 2019, Hnue J. Sci., Nat. Sci., Hanoi, 64: 141–147, who reported the species from Yen Bai Province, Vietnam, and provided a range map. 

10 May 2020: Added a new genus, Qosqophryne (Craugastoridae), for the former Bryophryne flammiventris, P. gymnotis, and P. mancoina of the Departamento Cuzco, Peru, named by Catenazzi, Mamani, Lehr, and von May, 2020, Diversity, 12 (184): 1–17. 

9 May 2020: Added a comment under Bufo gargarizans (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Pan, Yan, Wang, Ali, Ayub, Zhang, Wang, Li, Xue, Zhang, and Wu, 2018, Aust. J. Zool., 66: 335_342, who reported on regional population genetic differentiation based on microsatellite markers. 

9 May 2020: Placed Polypedates chlorophthalmus into the synonymy of Philautus hosii (Rhacophoridae), as recommended by Dehling and Das, 2020, Raffles Bull. Zool., 68: 319–325. 

8 May 2020: Added a comment under Oedipina complex (Plethodontidae) and modified its range statement to reflect the publication of Acosta-Galvis, García-Cobos, Cárdenas-Arévalo, Corrales-Garcia, and Paternina-Hernández, 2020, Check List, 16: 521–526, who provided a record from Otanche Municipality, Boyacá Department, Colombia, the first record from the Magdalena Valley. 

7 May 2020: Added comments under Rhinella major, Rhinella bernardoi, and Rhinella mirandaribeiroi (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Grosso, Pereyra, Vera Candioti, Maciel, and Baldo, 2020, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 15: 75–84, who described external larval morphology, discussed reidentifications and clarifications, and phylogenetics of this subclade of the Rhinella granulosa group. 

7 May 2020: Added a comment under Rhinella yunga (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Stynoski, Trama, Rizo Patrón, Tapia, and Hoke, 2020, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 15: 85–96, wo reported on calls, larvae, female competition and reproductive ecology. 

7 May 2020: Added a comment under Leptodactylus nesiotus (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Borzée, Nguyen, and Jowers, 2020, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 15 63–67, who reported on advertisement and aggressive calls. 

7 May 2020: Added comments under Pseudis platensis and Pseudis paradoxa (Hylidae), noting the publication of Pérez-Granados, Schuchmann, and Marques, 2020, Zootaxa, 4768: 239–248, who reported on comparative call structure. 

29 April 2020: Added a comment under Nanorana (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication by Hofmann, Baniya, Litvinchuk, Miehe, Li, and Schmidt, 2019, Ecol. Evol., 9: 14498–14511, where molecular phylogenetics, a time-tree, and biogeography were discussed. 

25 April 2020: Added a comment under Neurergus derjugini (Salamandridae) noting the publication of Malekoutian, Sharifi, and Vaissi, 2020, Ecol. Evol., 10: 2661–2676, who reported on mtDNA phylogeography and Pleistocene refugia in the mid-Zagros Range in Iran and Iraq. 

25 April 2020: Added a comment under Glyphoglossus yunnanensis (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Zhang, Hui, Yu, Song, Liu, Yuan, Xiao, and Rao, 2020, Ecol. Evol., 10: 1567–1580, who reported on phylogeography, suggesting the possibility of at least one additional cryptic species.  

25 April 2020: Added a comment under Salamandra atra (Salamandridae) noting the publication of Cikovac and Ljubisavljević, 2020, Russ. J. Herpetol., 27: 109–112, who reported a population from Mount Orjen, southern Montenegro. 

25 April 2020: Modified the range statements and added comments under Bufo luchunnicus (Bufonidae) and Amolops wenshanensis (Ranidae), noting the publication of Pham, Le, Hoang, Pham, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2020, Russ. J. Herpetol., 27 : 81–86, who reported on the Vietnam populations (Lao Cai and Son La provinces for Bufo luchunnicus and Quang Ninh Province for Amolops wenshanensis

25 April 2020: Added Oreolalax longmenmontis (Megophryidae), named by Hou, Shi, Hu, Deng, Jiang, Xie, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 929: 93–115, and known only from its type locality, Xia Jia Gou (31.293360N, 103.866190E, ca. 1335 m a. s. l.), White River National Nature Reserve, Pengzhou City, Sichuan Province, China. 

25 April 2020: Added Leptobrachella flaviglandulosa, Leptobrachella feii, and Leptobrachella niveimontis (Megophryidae), all named from Yunnan, China, in Chen, Xu, Poyarkov, Wang, Yuan, Hou, Suwannapoom, Wang, and Che, 2020, Zool. Res., Kunming, 41: 1–20. 

24 April 2020: Added comments where appropriate to reference the publication of Deuti, Sethy, and Ray, 2014, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 114: 119–144, who provided brief accounts and new records for the Eastern Ghats of southeastern India.

24 April 2020: Added a comment under, and modified the range statement for Eupsophus migueli (Alsodidae), to reflect the publication of Cuevas and Sanhueza, 2020, ZooKeys, 929: 79–92, who discussed the range (including a dot map) and natural history. 

20 April 2020: Added a comment under Atelopus mindoensis (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Barrio-Amorós, Costales, Vieira, Osterman, Kaiser, and Arteaga-Navarro, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 325–328, who reported the species near Mindo, Ecuador, the first time it had been seen since 1989. 

20 April 2020: Added Physalaemus claptoni (Leptodactylidae), named by Leal, Leite, Costa, Nascimento, Lourenço, and Garcia, 2020, Zootaxa, 4766: 306–330,  from Serra do Cipó, Fazenda do Chiquito (19.166917° S, 43.529000° W; 1321 m above sea level; datum WGS84), Municipality of Santana do Riacho, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

19 April 2020: Added Raorchestes rezakhani (Rhacophoridae), named by Al-Razi, Maria, and Muzaffar, 2020, ZooKeys, 927: 127–151, from Lawachara National Park, Kamalgonj, Moulavibazar, Bangladesh (24°20.746'N, 91°47.945'E, ca. 59 m elevation. 

18 April 2020: Added comments under the records of the European, North African, and Middle Eastern species of the Hyla arborea complex noting the publication of Dufresnes, Berroneau, Dubey, Litvinchuk, and Perrin, 2020, Sci. Rep. (Nature, London), 10 (5502): 1–10, who discussed the genetics of the contact zones. 

18 April 2020: Added comments under Atelopus nahumae and Atelopus laetissimus (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Peréz-González, Rada, Vargas-Salinas, and Rueda-Solano, 2020, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 15: 47–62, who described larval morphology and ecology. 

18 April 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Pelophylax bedriagae (Ranidae), noting the publication of Lukanov, Popgeorgiev, and Tzankov, 2018, Acta Scient. Nat., 5: 54–63, who reported the species on the basis of acoustic and morphological characters from south-central Bulgaria. 

11 April 2020: Added a comment under Microhylidae noting the publication of Streicher, Loader, Varela-Jaramillo, Montoya, and de Sá, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 146 (106771): 1–9, who reported on molecular phylogenetics and placed Chaperininae into the synonymy of Microhylinae. 

11 April 2020: Added comments under Rhinella marina and Rhinella horribilis (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Bessa-Silva, Vallinoto, Sampaio, Flores-Villela, Smith, and Sequeira, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 145 (106723): 1–12, who discussed the phylogenetic relationship and biogeography of Rhinella horribilis and its sister Rhinella marina

11 April 2020: Added a number of comments relevant to the systematics and biogeographic study of Rhacophoridae by Chen, Prendini, Wu, Zhang, Suwannapoom, Chen, Jin, Lemmon, Lemmon, Stuart, Raxworthy, Murphy, Yuan, and Che, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 145 (106724): 1–13. This included (but not limited to), the resurrection of Chirixalus from the synonymy of Chiromantis and the transfer of "Theloderma" andersoni to Raorchestes.  

11 April 2020: Added a comment under Kurixalus (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication by Ali, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 145 (106053): 1–3. 

11 April 2020: Added comments under almost all species of Ameerega (Dendrobatidae), noting the phylogenetic study of the species within the genus by Guillory, French, Twomey, Chávez, Prates, von May, De la Riva, Lötters, Reichle, Serrano-Rojas, Whitworth, and Brown, 2020, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 142 (106638): 1–13. I (DRF) apologize for the delay. The new method of citation by MPE suggests they are not in compliance with the ICZN. For purposes of this catalog I'm following synonyms and such, but not the formulation of new names (none in this publication) that lack zoobank numbers as required by the Code. 

7 April 2020: Added comments in Hyla carthaginiensis (Hylidae) to reflect the discussion by Dufresnes and Crochet, 2020, Zootaxa, 4759: 597-599, of the unavailability of Hyla numidica Escoriza and Ben Hassine, 2019, Amph. N. Afr.

5 April 2020: Added comments under the species of Equatorial Guinea, noting the synoptic publication (including brief literature summaries, photographs, and range maps) by Sánchez-Vialas, Calvo-Revuelta, Castroviejo-Fisher, and De la Riva, 2020, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 66: 137–230.

4 April 2020: Added Leptobrachella suiyangensis (Megophryidae), named by Luo, Xiao, Gao, and Zhou, 2020, ZooKeys, 923: 115–140, named from the Huoqiuba Nature Reserve (28.4805°N, 107.0764°E, 1501 m), Suiyang County, Guizhou Province, China. 

29 March 2020: Added Hyloxalus arliensis (Dendrobatidae), named by Acosta-Galvis, Vargas-Ramírez, Anganoy-Criollo, Ibarra, and Gonzáles, 2020, Zootaxa, 4758: 83–102, from the Middle Magdalena Valley of Colombia. 

28 March 2020: Added Anaxyrus nevadensis and Anaxyrus monfontanus (Bufonidae) from endemic habitats in Nye County, Nevada, USA, named inexplicably in the genus Bufo by Gordon, Simandle, Sandmeier, and Tracy, 2020, Copeia, 108: 166–183. 

23 March 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Raorchestes longchuanensis (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Al-Razi, Maria, Hasan, and Muzaffar, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (1: e225): 119–131, who, on the basis of morphology and DNA analysis, reported the species from Satchari National Park, Habiganj District, northeastern Bangladesh. 

21 March 2020: Added a comment under Bufo eichwaldi (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Kidov, Matushkina, and Litvinchuk, 2020, Russ. J. Herpetol., 27: 11–18, who modeled the range and discussed its conservation status. 

21 March 2020: Added a comment under Nannophrys marmorata (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Ukuwela, Bandara, De Zoysa, Rupasinghe, and Vandercone, 2020, Russ. J. Herpetol., 27: 33–40, who provided new records and modeled the range as the eastern slopes of the Knuckles Mountain Range in central Sri Lanka. 

19 March 2020: Added four species of the Pristimantis conspicillatus group (Craugastoridae) from eastern Amazonia in Brazil, all named by Araujo de Oliveira, Alves da Silva, Guimarães, Penhacek, Martínez, Rodrigues, Santana, and Hernández-Ruz, 2020, PLoS One, 15 (3: e0229971): 1–29: (1) Pristimantis giorgii (Portel municipality, Pará state, Brazil); (2) Pristimantis pictus (Novo Mundo, Mato Grosso State, Brazil); (3) Pristimantis pluvians (Ilha Juruena, from the Cotriguaçu municipality, Mato Grosso state, Brazil); (4) Pristimantis moa (type locality: Palmeirante municipality, Tocantins state, Brazil). 

14 March 2020: Added Bolitoglossa (Magnadigita) copinhorum (Plethodontidae), named by Itgen, Sessions, Wilson, and Townsend, 2020 "2019", Herpetol. Monogr., 33: 48–70, from north of El Rodeo (14.475314°N, 88.152512°W), Refugio de Vida Silvestre Mixcure, 2265 m elevation, Departamento de Intibucá, Honduras. 

14 March 2020: Added a comment under Proceratophrys redacta (Odontophrynidae), noting the publication of Simões, Pontes, Trevisan, Abreu, Juncá, Solé, Araújo, and Napoli, 2020, Zootaxa, 4750: 447–450, who reported on the advertisement call. 

11 March 2020: Added Eleutherodactylus erythrochomus (Eleutherodactylidae) named by Palacios-Aguilar and Santos-Bibiano, 2020, Zootaxa, 4750: 250–260, from the highway from Omitlán to La Venta (Hwy 95), Municipality of Juan R. Escudero (17.1345° N, -99.5445°W, WGS84), 145 m, Guerrero, Mexico. 

10 March 2020: Added Amolops tuanjieensis (Ranidae), named by Gan, Yu, and Wu, 2020, Zool. Res., Kunming, 41: 1-6, from Tuanjie Township, Gengma Dai and Va Autonomous County, Yunnan Province, China.

9 March 2020: Modified the range statement for Tylototriton verrucosus (Salamandridae), to reflect the publication of Pomchote, Khonsue, Sapewisut, Eto, and Nishikawa, 2020, Tropical Nat. Hist., Thailand, 20: 1–15, who reported the species from Doi Chang, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand; other populations in Thailand nominally of this species have been reassigned to Tylototriton uyenoi, Tylototriton anguliceps, and Tylototriton panhai

9 March 2020: Added comments under Smilisca manisorum (Hylidae), Pleurodema brachyops (Leptodactylidae), Leptodactylus fuscus (Leptodactylidae), and Pristimantis taeniatus (Craugastoridae) noting Batista, Hertz, Ponce, and Lotzkat, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 219–229, who provided localities in western Panama, and briefly discussed their range and natural history. 

5 March 2020: Added a comment under Potamotyphlus kaupii (Typhlonectidae), noting the publication of Ledesma, 2019, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 924: 1–23, who reviewed the literature and range of the genus and species. 

5 March 2020: Added a comment under Aplastodiscus musicus (Hylidae), noting the publication of Bezerra, Passos, Luna-Dias, Quintanilha, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2020, Herpetologica, 76: 74–82, who discussed the call and its phylogenetic placement in the Aplastodiscus albofrenatus group. 

5 March 2020: Added Pristimantis terrapacis (Craugastoridae), named by Ospina-Sarria and Angarita-Sierra, 2020, Herpetologica, 76: 83–92,, from Rio Tame, Vereda Sabana de la Vega, 713 m elevation (6°22′N, 71°54′W; datum=WGS84), Departamento de Arauca, Colombia. 

1 March 2020: Modified the range statement of Euphlyctis kalasgramensis (Dicroglossidae) and added a comment under that record to note the publication of Ali, Javid, Hussain, Hafeez-ur-Rehman, Chabber, and Hemmatzadeh, 2020, MtDNA, Part B, 5: 1227–1232, who provided DNA-confirmed records for Punjab, Pakistan. 

29 February 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Trachycephalus mesophaeus (Hylidae), noting the first record from Argentina by Garcia Marsà, Agnolin, and D'Angelo, 2020, Check List, 16: 219–222. 

28 February 2020: Added Sarcohyla floresi (Hylidae), named by Kaplan, Heimes, and Aguilar, 2020, Zootaxa, 4743: 382–290, from  the Sierra del Alquitran, 2128 m (17° 26’ N 99° 31’ W), south of Chilpancingo and west of Mazatlán, Guerrero, Mexico. Previously confused with Sarcohyla pentheter and Sarcohyla hapsa

28 February 2020: Added Kurixalus gracilloides (Rhacophoridae), named by Nguyen, Duong, Luu, and Poyarkov, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 195–223, from  " the bamboo forest in Pu Mat NP, near Khe Bung Village, Mon Son Commune, Con Cuong District, Nghe An Province, northern Vietnam (18°50.084ʹN, 104°49.592ʹE; at an elevation of 145 m asl)." http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C1BF843F-2F31-4CED-B1F9-13A9035C77C. These authors also placed Gracixalus waza into the synonymy of Gracixalus nonggongensis, with a discussion of publication dates. 

26 February 2020: Added Osteocephalus sangay (Hylidae), named by Chasiluisa, Caminer, Varela-Jaramillo, and Ron, 2020, Neotropical Biodiversity, 6: 21–36, .named from Ecuador, Morona Santiago Province, Sangay National Park, Sardinayacu, Refuge 2 (2.0903°S, 78.1897°W), 1551 m above sea level. Also added comments under Osteocephalus noting the phylogenetic analysis and under Osteocephalus verruciger noting that it is a complex of species. 

26 February 2020: Added comments under Cycloramphidae, Thoropa, Cycloramphus, and Zachaenus (Cycloramphidae), noting the publication of de Sá, Haddad, Gray, Verdade, Thomé, Rodrigues, and Zamudio, 2020, Evolution, 74: 459–475, who, as part of a study of the evolution of terrestrial breeding, confirmed the paraphyly of Thoropa to Cycloramphus and Cycloramphus to Zachaenus, but did not take the taxonomic fix for this for undisclosed reasons. 

25 February 2020: Moved to a new version of the database (vers. 6.1) and modified the range statement for Allophryne resplendens to reflect the new record from Acre, Brazil, noted by Fonseca, Oliveira, Almeida, Machado, Oliveira, and Bernarde, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 161–163, who discussed and mapped the range. 

23 February 2020: Added a comment under Megophrys jingdonensis (Megophryidae), and modified the range statement of that species to reflect the publication of Cutajar, Rowley, Nguyen, Nguyen, Portway, Harding, Luong, and Tapley, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 139-143, who reported on the advertisement call, provided a range map and a new record for Lao Chau Province, Vietnam.   

22 February 2020: Added a comment under Necturus maculosus (Proteidae), noting the publication of Greenwald, Stedman, Mifsud, Stapleton, Larson, Chellman, Parrish, and Kilpatrick, 2020, J. Herpetol., 54: 78–86, who reported on phylogeographic patterns. 

21 February 2020: Added a comment under Adenomera marmorata (Leptodactylidae) noting the publication of. Cassini, Taucce, Carvalho, Fouquet, Solé, Haddad, and Garcia, 2020, PLoS One, 15(2: e0229324): 1–26, who rejected that Adenomera marmorata is a complex of species. 

21 February 2020: Added comments where appropriate noting the revision of the Nidirana adenopleura (Ranidae) group by Lyu, Dai, Li, Wan, Liu, Qi, Lin, Wang, Li, Zeng, Li, Pang, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 914: 127–159, and added three species from China named in this paper: (1) Nidirana xiangica Lyu, and Y.-y. Wang (type locality: Mt Dawei (28.4237°N, 114.0793°E; ca 820 m a.s.l.), Liuyang City, Hunan Province, China); (2) Nidirana guangdongensis Lyu, Wan, and Y.-Y Wang (type locality: Shimentai Nature Reserve (24.4450°N, 113.1617°E; ca. 320 m a.s.l.), Yingde City, Guangdong Province, China); (3) Nidirana mangveni Lyu, Qi, and Y.-y. Wang (type locality: Mt Dapan (28.9801°N, 120.5447°E; ca 860 m a.s.l.), Pan’an County, Zhejiang Province, China.

19 February 2020: Added a comment under Leptobrachium liui (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Ding, Chen, Tang, Zheng, and Ji, 2020, Zootaxa, 4732: 585–588, who reported on the advertisement call. 

19 February 2020: Added a comment under Eleutherodactylus rubrimaculatus (Eleutherodactylidae), noting the publication of Mendoza-Henao, Hernández-Austria, López-Velázquez, and Parra-Olea, 2020, Zootaxa, 4732: 589–592, who reported on calls.   

19 February 2020: Added comments under Oreolalax and Oreolalax major (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Huang, Cui, Li, Fan, Yang, Yang, Ni, Li, Yao, Xu, Zeng, Li, Sun, and Zhang, 2020, MtDNA, Part B, 5: 1117–1118, who reported on the complete mtDNA genome of Oreolalax major and the placement of the species phylogenetically within the genus. 

19 February 2020: Added a comment under Rhaebo guttatus (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Andrade, Silva, Valencia-Zuleta, Orrico, and Ribeiro, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 125–127, who reported on the range, with new records from Maranhão, Brazil. 

19 February 2020: Added Ansonia kelabitensis and Ansonia kanak (Bufonidae), named by Matsui, Nishikawa, Eto, and Hossman, 2020, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 37: 91–105, from Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo).  

9 February 2020: Modified the range statement for Pleurodema marmorata (Leptodactylidae) to extend south to Antofagosta, Chile, and added a comment noting the publication of Fibla, Cruz-Jofré, Sallaberry-Ayerza, Méndez, and Pastenes-O., 2020, Herpetozoa, Wien, 33: 1–5, who discussed and mapped the range in the Chilean altiplano. 

1 February 2020: Added Alytes almogavarii (Alytidae), recognized by Dufresnes and Martínez-Solano, 2020, Amphibia-Reptilia, 41: 105–112, discussed the mtDNA phylogeny of Alytes and a narrow hybrid zone of nominal Alytes obstetricans almogavarii and Alytes obstetricans pertinax in Catalonia, Spain, and on this basis recognized the former as a distinct species. 

1 February 2020: Added comments under Ichthyosaura alpestris, Lissotriton italicus, and Triturus carnifex (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Bernabò and Brunelli, 2019, Eur. Zool. J., 86: 38–53, provided a developmental staging table for the species in Calabria, Italy.

1 February 2020: Added comments under Ambystoma rivulare and Ambystoma altamirani (Ambystomatidae), noting the publication of Monroy-Vilchis, Heredia-Bobadilla, Zarco-González, Ávila-Akerberg, and Sunny, 2919, Herpetozoa, Wien, 32: 237–248, reported on genetic variation and structure. 

1 February 2020: Added comments under Ambystoma (Ambystomatidae), Ambystoma barbouri, Ambystoma laterale, Ambystoma jeffersonianum, Ambystoma texanum, and Ambystoma tigrinum, noting the publication of Bogart, 2019, Herpetologica, 75: 259–267, who reviewed the hybrid unisexual populations associated with these species. 

30 January 2020: Added comments under Microhyla (Microhylidae), Microhyla okinavensis, and Microhyla mixtura, noting the publication of Tominaga, Matsui, Shimoji, Khonsue, Wu, Toda, Eto, Nishikawa, and Ota, 2019, Zool. Scripta, 48: 400–453, who discussed phylogenetics and biogeography within the genus, with species reference to the Ryukyu Island chain, and who noted that Microhyla okinavensis is a complex of at least four lineages. 

30 January 2020: Added Walkerana muduga (Ranixalidae), named by Dinesh, Vijayakumar, Ramesh, Jayarajan, Chandramouli, and Shanker, 2020, Zootaxa, 4729: 266–276, named from "Muthikulam, (N 10.945; E 76.644) a high elevation site (1544 amsl) in the hill range Elivalmala/Elivalmalai located north of Palghat Gap", Karnataka, India. 

26 January 2020: Added a comment under Lithodytes lineatus (Leptodactylidae) noting the publication of Thaler, Folly, Fadel, Alves da Silva, Mângia, and Santana, 2020, Caldasia, 42: 157–160, who discussed the range and provided records from the state of Tocantins, Brazil. 

26 January 2020: Modified the range statement of Ololygon trapicheiroi (Hylidae) to conform to the publication of Folly, Arruda, and Pereira Silva, 2020, Caldasia, 42: 153–156, who discussed and mapped the range and provided new records from Minas Gerais, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

24 January 2020: Modified the range statement of Megophrys maosonensis (Megophryidae) to reflect the publication of Saikia, Sinha, Thakur, and Kharkongor, 2019, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 119: 456–462, who provided a Arunachal Pradesh, India, record, confirmed by 12S and 16S mtDNA barcoding. 

19 January 2020: Added a comment under Blommersia transmarina (Mantellidae), noting the publication of Santos-Santos, Guinovart-Castán, and Vieites, 2019, Contrib. Zool., Amsterdam, 89: 14–73, who reported on skeletal anatomy. 

19 January 2020: Added a comment under Indirana semipalmata (Ranixalidae), noting the publication of Kumar and George, 2019, Mol. Biol. Rep., 46: 5487–5492, who reported on polymorphic microsatellites and cross-amplification in related species. 

19 January 2020: Added a comment under Salamandra corsica (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Escoriza and Hernandez, 2019, Ecol. Processes, 8(15): 1–11, who discussed, modeled, and mapped the range. 

18 Januay 2020: Added comments within the synonymies of Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Dicroglossidae), Bufotes surdus, and Bufotes oblongus (Bufonidae), addressing Nikolskii names and types collected by Nikolay Zarudny, as discussed by Ananjeva, Milto, Barabanov, and Golynsky, 2020, Zootaxa, 4722: 101–128. 

18 January 2020: Added a comment under Hynobius unisacculus (Hynobiidae), noting the publication of Moon, Koo, Jeon, Choi, Seong, and Lee, 2020, MtDNA, Part B, 5: 530–531, who reported on the complete mitochondrial genome. 

18 January 2020: Added a comment under Rana kukunoris (Ranidae), noting the publication of Wang, Li, Gao, Liu, and Teng, 2020, MtDNA, Part B, 5: 586–587, who reported on the complete mitochondrial genome. 

17 January 2020: Added Megophrys xianjuensis (Megophryidae), named by Wang, Wu, Peng, Shi, Lu, and Wu, 2020, ZooKeys, 904: 35–62, from Shenxianju scenic area, Danzhu Township, Xianju County, Zhejiang Province, China. Previously confused with Megophrys xianjensis

17 January 2020: Added Nidirana yeae (Ranidae), named by Wei, Li, Liu, Cheng, Xu, and Wang, 2020, ZooKeys, 904: 63–87, from Huanglian Town, Tongzi County, Guizhou Province, China. Previously confused with Nidirana daunchina

17 January 2020: Added three species of Liurana (Ceratobatrachidae), all named by Saikia and Sinha, 2019, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 119: 303–315, these being Liurana himalayana (from between Pange & Maniployang, Tale Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, India), Liurana indica (from Tragopan Point, Tale Valley Wildlife Sanctuary], Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, India), and Liurana minuta (from 5 km N of Pange, Tale Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, India). 

15 January 2020: Added a comment under Leptodactylus flavopictus (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Martins, Becker, Haddad, Le Pendu, Solé, and Mira-Mendes, 2020, Zootaxa, 4722: 495–499, who redescribed larval morphology. 

15 January 2020: Added Megophrys (Panophrys) caobangensis (Megophryidae), named by Nguyen, Pham, Nguyen, Luong, and Ziegler, 2020, Zootaxa, 4722: 401–422, from  the evergreen forest (22°36.675’N, 105°53.039’E, at an elevation of 1,252 m asl.) within Phia Oac-Phia Den National Park, Nguyen Binh District, Cao Bang Province, northeastern Vietnam. 

11 January 2020: Added comments under Atelopus (Bufonidae), Atelopus elegans, and Atelopus palmatus, noting the publication of Marcillo-Lara, Coloma, Álvarez-Solas, and Terneus, 2020, Neotropical Biodiversity, 6: 1–13, who reported on larval morphology (particularly oral structures) and who summarized the literature of larval morphology in Atelopus

8 January 2020: Added a comment under Aparasphenodon brunoi (Hylidae), noting the publication of Freire, Thomassen, Rocha, and Leite, 2019, Zootaxa, 4550: 423–430, who reported on the advertisement call. 

8 January 2020: Added comments under Microhyla (Microhylidae), Microhyla malang, and Microhyla borneensis noting the publication of Zainudin and Alaudin, 2018, Malaysian Appl. Biol., 47: 15–21, who reported on the relative relationships of Microhyla from Sarawak on the basis of of 16S mtDNA and suggested that Microhyla malang is conspecific with Microhyla borneensis on the basis of low genetic distance. 

8 January 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Pelophryne api (Bufonidae) to reflect the range extension by Zainudin, Alaudin, Sungif, Agoh, Deka, and Naim, 2018, J. Sustainability Sci. Managment, 13: 237–241, to the Bau region, Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia. 

7 January 2020: Added a comment under Ameerega boehmei (Dendrobatidae) noting the publication by French, Burkette, Reichle, and Brown, 2019, Zootaxa, 466`: 197–200, who reported on larval morphology. 

7 January 2020: Modified the range statement for Boana maculateralis (Hylidae) to reflect the range extension to Guaviare, Colombia, by Medina-Rangel, Méndez-Galeano, and Calderón-Espinosa, 2019, Biota Colomb., 20: 75–90. 

7 January 2020: Modified the range statements for, and added comments under Pristimantis delius (Craugastoridae) and Osteocephalus yasuni (Hylidae), to reflect the publication of Moravec, Arista-Tuanama, Gagliardi-Urrutia, and Gvoždík, 2016, Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem., 80: 317–341, who provided records from the department of Ucayali, Amazonian Peru. 

7 January 2020: Added a comment under Telmatobius brachydactylus (Telmatobiidae), noting the publication of Castillo and Aguilar, 2019, Rev. Peruana Biol., 26: 469–474, who described its larval morphology. 

7 January 2020: Added comments under Bufo bufo and Bufo spinosus (Bufonidae), noting the publication by Sanna, 2019, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 14: 117–122, who reported on ontogenetic and interspecific variation in skull morphology of these species.  

7 January 2020: Added a comment under Batrachyla taeniata (Batrachylidae), noting the publication by Cisternas-Medina, Ortiz, and Ferrada-Fuentes, 2019, Genet. Mol. Res., 18 (2: gmr16039960): 1–9, who reported on microsatellite molecular markers. 

7 January 2020: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Ololygon tripui (Hylidae) referencing the publication of Silveira, Ribeiro, Dornas, and Fernandes, 2019, Rev. Brasil. Zoociênc., 20: 1–23, who provided new data on natural history and morphology as well as localities in Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, Brazil, 

1 January 2020: Added comments and modified the range statements for Charadrahyla chaneque (https://amphibiansoftheworld.amnh.org/index.php/Amphibia/Anura/Hylidae/Hylinae/Charadrahyla/Charadrahyla-chaneque), Duellmanohyla chamulae (https://amphibiansoftheworld.amnh.org/index.php/Amphibia/Anura/Hylidae/Hylinae/Duellmanohyla/Duellmanohyla-chamulae), Exerodonta bivocata (https://amphibiansoftheworld.amnh.org/index.php/Amphibia/Anura/Hylidae/Hylinae/Exerodonta/Exerodonta-bivocata), Ptychohyla macrotympanum (https://amphibiansoftheworld.amnh.org/index.php/Amphibia/Anura/Hylidae/Hylinae/Ptychohyla/Ptychohyla-macrotympanum), and Quilticohyla zoque (https://amphibiansoftheworld.amnh.org/index.php/Amphibia/Anura/Hylidae/Hylinae/Quilticohyla/Quilticohyla-zoque) (Hylidae) to reflect records published for extreme southwestern Tabasco, Mexico, near the borders of Veracruz and Chiapas, by Ríos-Rodas, Zenteno-Ruiz, Barragán-Vazquez, Canseco-Márquez, and López Luna, 2019, Check List, 15: 1161–1166.

1 January 2020: Added Kurixalus absconditus (Rhacophoridae), named by Mediyansyah, Hamidy, Munir, and Matsui, 2019, Treubia, 46: 51–72, from "village forest area of Piasak Village, Kapuas Hulu District, West Kalimantan Province, Indonesia (0°41’46.49” N, 112°10’50.74”E, 50 m. a.s.l)". 

1 January 2020: Added a comment under Craugastor yucatanensis (Craugastoridae) noting the publication by Carbajal-Márquez, Díaz-Gamboa, Ramírez-Valverde, García-Balderas, Nahuat-Cervera, and Cedeño-Vázquez, 2019, ZooKeys, 900: 129–139, who described the male morphology and the advertisement call, as well as providing new localities.