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.

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 Batista, 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, 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, Li, 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, 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 Batista, 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 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, doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2020.1728411: 1–29, 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 discussino 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), 1551m 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 Nidirana himalayana (from between Pange & Maniployang, Tale Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, India), Nidirana indica (from Tragopan Point, Tale Valley Wildlife Sanctuary], Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, India), and Nidirana 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, Duellmanohyla chamulae, Exerodonta bivocata, Ptychohyla macrotympanum, and 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.