Running log of additions and changes, 2021

I attempt to summarize here what work I have done on ASW 6.1 starting 1 January 2021. (Previous logs of additions and changes are here.) This log does 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 new publications rather than on particular changes, edits, or fixes.

4 August 2021: Added Rhinella moralesi (Bufonidae), a member of the Rhinella festae group, named by Lehr, Cusi, Rodríguez, Venegas, García Ayachi, and Catenazzi, 2021, Taxonomy, 1: 210–225, from Río Abiseo National Park, Departamento San Martín, Peru. 

2 August 2021: Added Kalophrynus dringi (Microhylidae), from Gunung Mulu, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia, and Kalophrynus puncak, also from Gunung Mulu, Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia,both named by Fukuyama, Matsui, Eto, Hossman, and Nishikawa, 2021, Zool. Anz., 293: 326–343, who differentiated them from Kalophrynus nubicola by call, morphology, and molecular markers.  

2 August 2021: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Nyctibatrachus jog (Nyctibatrachidae), referencing the publication of Priti, Anisha, and Gururaja, 2021, MtDNA, Part B, 6: 2468–2474, who employed DNA barcoding to enhance understanding of the range, and provided a ML tree of Nyctibatrachus based on 16S mtDNA. 

2 August 2021: Added Leptodactylus avivoca (Leptodactylidae), named by Carvalho, Seger, Magalhães, Lourenço, and Haddad, 2021, Zool. Scripta, 50: Appendix 1 (supplemental electronic file) from the Espinhaco Mountain Range of Bahia and Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

1 August 2021: Added a comment under Ameerega vittata (Dendrobatidae), noting the publication of Zapata-Hernández and Herrera-Lopera, 2021, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 7: 1–7, who provided a detailed review for this species in Colombia and provided illustrations of color pattern variation and distribution map. 

1 August 2021: Added Philautus nepenthophilus (Rhacophoridae), named by Etter, Haas, Lee, Min, Das, and Hertwig, 2021, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 59: 1064–1096, from Pulong Tau National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. A good source for comparative information on Bornean and Palawan Philautus

1 August 2021: Added comments under Quasipaa (Dicroglossidae), as well as all of the species, modifying range statement where appropriate, and noting the model revision of Yan, Nneji, Jin, Yuan, Chen, Mi, Chen, Murphy, and Che, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 163 (107218): 1–7. 

1 August 2021: Added a comment under Anura, noting the publication of Kakehashi, Hemmi, Kambayashi, and Kurabayashi, 2021, in Gadissa (ed.), Prime Arch. Genetics, Ed. 2: 1–30, who reported on anuran phylogenetics employing mitochondrial genomes.

1 August 2021: Added comment under Nectophryne, Nectophryne afra, and Nectophryne batesii (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Liedtke, Soler-Navarro, Gomez-Mestre, Loader, and Rödel, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 162 (107184): 1–12, who reported on phylogeographic patterns and noted that each species falls into allopatric populations which  show deep lineage divergence.

1 August 2021: Added comments under Theloderma corticale, Theloderma albopunctatum, and Theloderma licin (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Ginal, Mühlenbein, and Rödder, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 17: 65–72, who reported on the advertisement calls.

31 July 2021: Added a comment under Plectrohyla glandulosa (Hylidae), noting the publication of González-Martínez, Núñez-Robles, and Ariano-Sánchez, 2021, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 4: 226–227, who reported the first collection since 1976 of an adult at the crater of Chicabal volcano, San Martín Sacatepéquez, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. 

31 July 2021: Added comments under Trachycephalus imitatrix and Trachycephalus dibernardoi (Hylidae), noting the publication of Provete, Garey, Picheli, Mello, Gonçalves, Conte, and Rossa-Feres, 2021, J. Herpetol., 56: 237–252, who detailed larval morphology and advertisement calls, and their differences. 

31 July 2021: Modified the range statement for Hylodes sazimai (Hylodidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Vidigal, Montesinos, and Giaretta, 2021, J. Herpetol., 55: 253–264, who reported on geographic variation in 16S mtDNA and advertisement calls, and provided a range map, noting that the Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, locality provided as Hylodes sazimai by Nuin and Garcia, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 221, differs in call and mtDNA from Hylodes sazimai and may represent an unnamed species

30 July 2021: Reorganized Sphaerotheca (Dicroglossidae) as suggested by Jablonski, Masroor, and Hofmann, 2021, Diversity, 13 (216): 1–8, resulting in the synonymy of Sphaerotheca swani and Sphaerotheca magadha with Sphaerotheca breviceps, and the synonymy of Sphaerotheca pashchima with Sphaerotheca maskeyi

29 July 2021: Added a comment under Bufo bufo (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Wang, Xu, Zhang, Wang, Liu, Yang, and Li, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 201–212, reported on a population in Xinjiang, western China, as well as species-wide phylogeography.

29 July 2021: Added comments under Dendropsophus jimi, Dendropsophus minutus, Dendropsophus nanus, Scinax affinis, Scinax fuscomarginatus, Scinax fuscovarius, Boana albopunctata, Leptodactylus labyrinthicus, Leptodactylus podicipinus, Leptodactylus fuscus, Physalaemus cuvieri, Physalaemus marmoratus, and Elachistocleis cesarii, noting the publication of Alves-Ferreira, Paixão, and Nomura, 2021, Biota Neotrop., 21 (4: e20201178): 1–11, who reported on larval morphology of species from Goias, Brazil.

29 July 2021: Modified the range statements for Boana icamiaba (Hylidae) and Adelphobates quinquevittatus (Dendrobatidae), and added comments under those records, noting the publication of Ferreira, 2021, Biota Amazônia, 11: 22–28, who provided records from Maués municipality, Amazonia, Brazil.

28 July 2021: Modified the range statement for Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Eleutherodactylidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Cubillos-Abrahams, Montes-Correa, and Vera-Pérez, 2021, Caribb. J. Sci., 51: 136–145, who reported the species from San Andrés, Colombian Caribbean Islands. 

28 July 2021: Added a comment under Batrachoseps attenuatus (Plethodontidae), noting the publication of Olson, Scott, and Shaffer, 2021, J. Herpetol., 55: 38–45, who reported on mtDNA phylogeography with special reference to an isolated population on Sutter Buttes, California, USA. 

28 July 2021: Added Phrynobatrachus amieti (Phrynobatrachidae), named by Dolinay, Nečas, Zimkus, Schmitz, Fokam, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Gvoždík, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 163 (107258): 1–19, from the Cameroon Highlands of Cameroon and Nigeria. A member of the Phrynobatrachus steindachneri complex, with which it was formerly confused. 

27 July 2021: Added Oreobates colanensis from Cajaruro district, Utcubamba province, Amazonas Department, Peru, and Lynchius waynehollomonae (both Brachycephaloidea) from Aramango district, Bagua province, Amazonas department, Peru, both named by Venegas, García Ayachi, Ormeño, Bullard, Catenazzi, and Motta, 2021, Neotropical Biodiversity, 7: 279–296, who also provided molecular trees of their inclusive genera and detailed discussions of external morphology. 

27 July 2021: Modified range statements and added comments under Limnonectes bannaensis (Dicroglossidae) and Limnonectes utara, noting the extension of range to Thailand by Suwannapoom, Jiang, Wu, Pawangkhanant, Lorphengsy, Nguyen, Poyarkov, and Che, 2021, Biodiversity Data J., 9(e67253): 1–16. 

27 July 2021: Added Pristimantis petersioides (Craugastoridae), named by Carrión-Olmedo and Ron, 2021, Evol. Syst., 5: 151–175, from Sangay National Park, Sardinayacu, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador, with a discussion of molecular phylogenetics of the Pristimantis lacrimosus group. A very nice piece of work. 

27 July 2021: Added a comment under Tylototriton uyenoi (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Rongchapho, Nampochai, Makchai, and Cota, Thailand Nat. Hist. Mus. J., 15: 59–64, who reported  on morphology and distribution within Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. 

26 July 2021: Added comments under Sclerophrys arabica (Bufonidae) and Euphlyctis ehrenbergii (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Aloufi, Amr, and Abu Baker, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28: 123–137, who provided records from Al-Madinah Al-Minawwarah Province, western Saudi Arabia, and discussed the habitat and range within that country. 

23 July 2021: Added comments under Nanorana (Dicroglossidae), Allopaa, and Allopaa hazarensis, noting the publication of Hofmann, Masroor, and Jablonski, 2021, ZooKeys, 1049: 67–77, who described morphology, imaged, and provided molecular markers for larvae of Allopaa hazarensis. In addition, in supplmentary information, they provided molecular data that suggests that recognition of Allopaa is the sister taxon of Nanorana (Chaparana) and together the sister taxon of Nanorana (Nanorana), rendering Nanorana as current recognized paraphyletic. They did not provide a taxonomic remedy.    

23 July 2021: Added Dendropsophus tapacurensis (Hylidae), named by Oliveira, Magalhães, Teixeira, Moura, Porto, Guimarães, Giaretta, and Tinôco, 2021, PLoS One, 16(7: e0248112): 1–23, from the Municipality of São Lourenço da Mata, Pernambuco State, Brazil. 

22 July 2021: Added Gracixalus ziegleri (Rhacophoridae), named by Le, Do, Tran, Nguyen, Orlov, Ninh, and Nguyen, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28: 111–122, from Nam Khat Commune, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam.

21 July 2021: Added a comment under Uperodon taprobanicus (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Datta and Hasan, 2021, Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 242–244, who  provided a new locality and spot map for the species in Bangladesh.  

21 July 2021: Added comments under Minervarya asmati and Fejervarya multistriata (Dicroglossidae) noting the publication of Decemson, Mathipi, Vanlalsiammawii, Biakzuala, Sailo, and Lalremsanga, 2021, Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 250–254, who provided genetically confirmed records for the former from Mizoram, India, and for the second, Assam, Mizoran, and Manipur, northeastern India. 

21 July 2021: Modified the range for Agalychnis annae (Phyllomedusidae) and added a comment under that species record noting the publication of Hidalgo-Mora, Valverde-Castillo, and Abarca, 2021, Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 264–267, who discussed the range in Costa Rica, including addressing areas of possible extirpation due to chytrid fungus, and the extension of the range to the southwestern Central Valley, San José Province, Costa Rica. 

21 July 2021: Added a genetically-confirmed range extension of Xenophrys zunhebotoensis (Megophryidae) provided by Lalronunga, Malsawmdawngliana, Sailo, Vanlalvuana, and Lalhmingliani, 2021, Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 280–284. 

21 July 2021: Added a comment under Osteopilus pulchrilineatus (Hylidae), noting the publication of Marte-Pimental, Núñez-Novas, and León-Benítez, 2021, Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 288–291, who provided a record for Rancho de la Guardia, Hondo Valle, Elías Piña, Dominican Republic, and discussed habitat, ecology, and color pattern variation.

21 July 2021: Added two comments under Leptobrachella tamdil (Megophryidae), noting a number of new records (photographic vouchers only) for Mizoram, India, provided by  Muansanga, Siammawii, Hmar, Malsawmdawngliana, Biakzuala, Decemson, Sangi, and Lalremsanga, 2021, Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 295–297, and a genetically-confirmed record from Chandel District, Manipur, India by  Decemson, Vanlalsiammawii, Biakzuala, Mathipi, Malsawmdawngliana, and Lalremsanga, 2021, J. Threatened Taxa, 13: 18625–18630. 

20 July 2021: Added a comment under Pterorana khare (Ranidae), noting the publication of Muansanga, Decemson, Biakzuala, Laltlanhlui, Malsawmdawngliana, Hmar, Mathipi, Kumar, and Lalremsanga, 2021, Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 205–212, who provided more records from Mizoram, northeastern India, and commented on possible relationships. 

20 July 2021: Added Amolops teochew (Ranidae), named by Zeng, Wang, Lyu, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 5004: 155–166, from the Chao’an District, Chaozhou City, Guangdong Province, PR China. 

19–20 July 2021: Added comments to all relevant species records noting the information found in Neang and Holden, 2008, Field Guide Amph. CambodiaChan-ard, Cota, and Makchai, 2011, Amph. E. Region Thailand, Makchai, Chuaynkern, Safoowong, Chuachat, and Cota, 2020, Amph. N. Thailand. Thanks to Bryan Stuart. 

17 July 2021: Added comments and modified range statements as appropriate to reflect the remarkable publication by Borzée, Litvinchuk, Ri, Andersen, Nam, Jon, Man, Choe, Kwon, Othman, Messenger, Bae, Shin, Kim, Maslova, Luedtke, Hobin, Moores, Seliger, Glenk, and Jang, 2021, Animals, 11 (2057): 1–37, who provided localities, predicted range maps, and life history comments for P.D.R. (North) Korea: Bombina orientalis (Bombinatoridae), Bufo gargarizans (Bufonidae), Bufo stejnegeri, Strauchbufo raddei, Dryophytes japonicus (Hylidae), Dryophytes suweonensis, Kaloula borealis (Microhylidae), Glandirana emeljanovi (Ranidae), Pelophylax chosenicus, Pelophylax nigromaculatus, Rana amurensis, Rana coreana, Rana dybowskii, Rana uenoi, Hynobius leechii (Hynobiidae), Onychodactylus koreanus, and Salamandrella tridactyla.

16 July 2021: Modified the range statements for Limnonectes bannaensis (Dicroglossidae) and Limnonectes utara, noting the first records for Thailand by Suwannapoom, Jiang, Wu, Pawangkhanant, Lorphengsy, Nguyen, Poyarkov, and Che, 2021, Biodiversity Data J., 9(e67253): 1–16. 

16 July 2021: Modified the range statement of Flectonotus fitzgeraldi (Hemiphractidae) and added a comment under that species record to reflect the publication of Smith, Jowers, Auguste, Hoskisson, Beyts, Muir, Greener, Thornham, Byrne, Lehtinen, Eyre, Rutherford, Murphy, de Freitas S., Rivas-Fuenmayor, and Downie, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15 (1: e273): 36–56, who detailed the range and conservation status in Trinidad, Tobago, and Venezuela. 

16 July 2021: Modified the range statement for Ichthyophis multicolor (Ichthyophiidae) and added comments under that species and Ichthyophis moustakius, to reflect the publication of Lalremsanga, Purkayastha, Mathipi, Muansanga, Decemson, and Biakzuala, 2021, Check List, 17: 1021–1029, who provided a genetically-confirmed record for the first species, and a genetic bar-code for the second. 

14 July 2021: Added Chirixalus pantaiselatan (Rhacophoridae), named by Munir, Hamidy, Kusrini, Kennedi, Ridha, Qayyim, Rafsanzani, and Nishikawa, 2021, Raffles Bull. Zool., 69: 219–234, from Leuweung Sancang Nature Reserve, Sancang, Cibalong District, Garut Regency, Jawa Barat Province, Indonesia. 

12 July 2021: Added a comment under Rana temporaria (Ranidae), noting the publication of Di Toro, Minuti, Coppari, De Albentiis, Laghi, Scaravelli, Ricciardi, and Bruni, 2021, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 16: 45–51, who discussed isolated populations in central Italy and the physiographic features associated with their distribution.

12 July 2021: Added 6 species of Xenorhina (Microhylidae) from Papua New Guinea, named by Günther and Richards, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 97: 355–382: Xenorhina lacrimosaXenorhina perexiguaXenorhina pohleorumXenorhina thiekeorumXenorhina wiegankorum, and Xenorhina woxvoldi. Advertisement calls were described for all new species. 

11 July 2021: Added a ton of comments extending from the publication by Kanga, Kouamé, Zogbass, Gongomin, Agoh, Kouamé, Konan, Adepo-Gourène, Gourène, and Rödel, 2021, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 15: 71–107, who commented on conservation status, identification, range, and habitat on the Ivory Coast side of Mont Nimba of the species there collected. 

10 July 2021: Added Nanorana xuelinensis (Dicroglossidae), named by Liu, Zhang, and Rao, 2021, ZooKeys, 1048: 49–67, from Xuelin Township, Lancang County, Puer City, Yunnan Province, China.

10 July 2021: Added Proceratophrys kaingang (Odontophrynidae), a member of the Proceratophrys bigibbosa species group, named by Santana, Mângia, Silva Alves Saccol, and Santos, 2021, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 71: 387–401, from Tibagi municipality, in the Guartelá Canyon region from Campos Gerais of Paraná state, South Brazil. 

9 July 2021: Added a comment under Cruziohyla calcarifer (Phyllomedusidae), noting the publication of Gray, Taupp, Denés, Elsner-Gearing, and Bewick, 2021, Herpetol. J., 31: 170–176, who described larval morphology and ontogeny. 

9 July 2021: Added a comment under Paramesotriton (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Luo, Wen, Gao, Zhou, and Zhou, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 188–200, who reported on molecular systematics (mt and nuDNA) and biogeographic history of the species of the Paramesotriton caudopunctatus group (Paramesotriton caudopunctatus, Paramesotriton longliensis, Paramesotriton maolanensis, Paramesotriton wulingensis, and Paramesotriton zhijinensis) in Guizhou, China, resulting in the delimitation of two cryptic species (one in south-central Guizhou and the other in northwest-central Guizhou).

8 July 2021: Added a comment under Leptobrachella tengchongensis (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Yeung, Huang, Yang, and Yang, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 221–227, who reported on the advertisement call. 

4 July 2021: Added Thoropa bryomantis (Cycloramphidae), named by Assis, Lacerda, Guimarães, Peixoto, Luna, and Feio, 2021, Zootaxa, 4995: 505–522, from northern region of the Serra da Mantiqueira in Southeast Brazil. 

1 July 2021: Added Panophrys congjiangensis (Megophryidae), named by Luo, Wang, Wang, Lu, Wang, Deng, and Zhou, 2021, ZooKeys, 1047: 27–60, from the Yueliangshan Nature Reserve, Congjiang County, Guizhou Province, China. 

29 June 2021: Added Scinax pixinguinha (Hylidae), named by Lacerda, Ferreira, Araujo-Vieira, Zocca, and Lourenço, 2021, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 109: 522–536, from the . Holotype: MBML 11853, by original designation. Type locality: "Brazil, state of Espírito Santo, municipality of Santa Teresa, Espírito Santo, Brazil. 

29 June 2021: Added Conraua sagyimase (Conrauidae), named by Neira-Salamea, Ofori-Boateng, Kouamé, Blackburn, Segniagbeto, Hillers, Barej, Leaché, and Rödel, 2021, Zootaxa, 4995: 71–95, from the Atewa Range Forest Reserve, southeastern Ghana. Previously considered part of Conraua derooi

26 June 2021: Removed Bombina lichuanensis, Bombina microdeladigitora, and Bombina fortinuptialis (Bombinatoridae) from the synonymy Bombina maxima, following Poyarkov, Nguyen, Popov, Geissler, Pawangkhanant, Neang, Suwannapoom, and Orlov, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28 (3A): 1–110. 

25 June 2021: Added Leptobrachella yeae (Megophryidae), named by Shi, Hou, Song, Jiang, and Wang, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 143–166, from Emei Mountain, Sichuan Province , China.  

22 June 2021: Added Euphlyctis kerala (Dicroglossidae), named by Dinesh, Channakeshavamurthy, Deepak, Ghosh, and Deuti, 2021, Zootaxa, 4990: 329–353, from the surroundings of the Thattekad Bird Sanctuary, Kerala, India. These authors also placed Euphlyctis mudigere into the synonymy of Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis

20 June 2021: Placed Salamandra longirostris into the synonymy of Salamandra salamandra (Salamandridae), after reevaluating the existing taxonomic literature. 

17 June 2021: Added a comment under Ceratophryidae, noting the publication by Gómez and Turazzini, 2021, J. Syst. Palaeontol., 19: 91–130, who reported on the fossil record and phylogenetics of the family.

17 June 2021: Modified the range statement and included a comment under Leptophryne javanica (Bufonidae), to reflect the publication of Cahyadi and Noerwana, 2021, Herpetol. Rev., 52: 342–343, who provided a record from Gunung Sawal Wildlife Reserve, Cihaurbeuti District, Jawa Barat Province, Indonesia (Java) and discussed the range. 

17 June 2021: Modified the range statement and included a comment under Leptopelis calcaratus (Arthroleptidae), to reflect the publication of Greenbaum, Hughes, and Behangana, 2021, Herpetol. Rev., 52: 342, who provided a record from Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Western Region, Uganda, 1523 m.

17 June 2021: Modified the range statement and included a comment under Fejervarya multistriata (Dicroglossidae), reflecting the publication of Decemson, Vanlalsiammawii, and Lalremsanga, 2021, Herpetol. Rev., 52: 342, who provided a record from Manipur, northeastern India. 

17 June 2021: Modified the range statement and included a comment under Elachistocleis pearsei (Microhylidae), reflecting the publication of Kovacs and Nordseth, 2021, Herpetol. Rev., 52: 342, who provided records from Pedasi and Tonosi Districts, Azuero Peninsula, Panama.

17 June 2021: Modified the range statement and included a comment under Abavorana decorata (Ranidae), to reflect the publication of Ujang, Llano-Sánchez, Maiwald, and Das, 2021, Herpetol. Rev., 52: 341, who provided a record from Bukit Baka Raya National Park, Melawi Regency, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. 

17 June 2021: Added a comment under Bolitoglossa rufescens (Plethodontidae), noting the publication of Luría-Manzano, Ramírez-Valverde, and Juárez-Ortiz, 2021, Herpetol. Rev., 52: 341, who reported a specimen from the municipality of San Sebastián Tlacotepec, Puebla, Mexico, the first record from Puebla.

17 June 2021: Added a comment under Salamandra salamandra (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Figueiredo‑Vázquez, Lourenço, and Velo-Antón, 2021, Evol. Ecol., 35: 483–511, who reported on the effects of rivers on gene flow among aquatic- and terrestrial-breeding populations in northwestern and northern Iberia.

17 June 2021: Added comments under Ansonia muelleri and Ansonia mcgregori (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Bedoya, Nuñeza, Amparado, Torres, and Leaño, 2019, IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth & Environm. Sci., 528 (012019): 1–7, who reported on geographic variation in advertisement calls.

16 June 2021: Added comments under Liuixalus hainanus and Liuixalus ocellatus (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Wang, Jia, Zhu, and Wang, 2021, Behavioural Proc., 189 (104423): 1–7, who reported on their advertisement calls. 

16 June 2021: Added a comment under Leptodactylus bufonius (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Schneider, Ferro, Reinko, Boeris, Cardozo, and Baldo, 2021, An. Acad. Brasil. Cienc., 93 (2: e20190426): 1–12, who reported on sex chromosomes. 

16 June 2021: Added a comment under Sphaerotheca magadha (Dicroglossidae) noting the publication of Gayen and Deuti, 2021, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 121: 31–37, reported the species from Paschim Bardhaman district, West Bengal, India. 

16 June 2021: Revised the range statement for Myersiohyla neblinaria (Hylidae) and added a comment under that species record to note the publication by Rojas-Runjaic, Señaris, and Castellanos-Montero, 2021, Mem. Fund. La Salle Cienc. Nat., 79: 105–113, who provided a record from Cerro Aracamuni, Amazonas, Venezuela, and discussed the range. 

15 June 2021: Added a comment under Melanophryniscus (Bufonidae), noting the publication by Deforel, Duport-Bru, Rosset, Baldo, and Vera Candioti, 2021, Herpetol. Monogr., 35: 1–27, who provided an extremely useful osteological atlas of the species within the genus, within a phylogenetic context.

15 June 2021: Added a comment under Ctenophryne geayi (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Tavares-Pinheiro, Figueiredo, and Costa-Campos, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 883–886, who provided a dot map for the widespread South American species and provided the first record from Amapá, Brazil. 

13 June 2021: Reconciled (I think) the accounts for Hynobius formosanus and Hynobius sonani (Hynobiidae), which names were incorrectly attached to the other species since the 1940s! A remarkable piece of detective work by Nishikawa, Ju, Jheng, Lin, Hara, Lai, Lin, and Lue, 2021, Zootaxa, 4981: 188–196. 

13 June 2021: Added Pristimantis ledzeppelin (Craugastoridae), named by Brito-Zapata and Reyes-Puig, 2021, Neotropical Biodiversity, 7: 213–222 from the Comunidad Río Blanco, Cordillera del Cóndor, Cantón Paquisha, province of Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador, 1723 m elev.

11 June 2021: Added Brachycephalus ibitinga (Brachycephalidae), named by Condez, Monteiro, Malagoli, Trevine, Schunck, Garcia, and Haddad, 2021, Herpetologica, 77: 176–194, from the Serra do Mar mountain range of São Paulo, Brazil.  

10 June 2021: Added comments under Leptobrachella sungi, Leptobrachium chapaense, Leptobrachium guangxiense, Ophryophryne microstoma, Limnonectes limborgi, Quasipaa boulengeri, Raorchestes parvulus, Rhacophorus kio, Rhacophorus orlovi, and Zhangixalus pachyproctus, noting the publication of Le, Luong, Pham, Phan, Nguyen, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2021, Bonn Zool. Bull., 70: 201–219, who provided descriptive and natural history notes and records from Tuyen Quang Province, Vietnam.

10 June 2021: Added a comment under Cycloramphus boraceiensis (Cycloramphidae), noting the publication of Colaço, Batista, Limp, and Silva, 2021, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 61 (e20216148): 1–11, who described larval morphology. 

9 June 2021: Added Adelophryne nordestina (Eleutherodactylidae), named by Lourenço-de-Moraes, Lisboa, Drummond, Moura, Moura, Lyra, Guarnieri, Mott, Hoogmoed, and Santana, 2021, Herpetologica, 77: 164–175. 

9 June 2021: Added Allobates grillicantus (Aromobatidae), named by Moraes and Lima, 2021, Herpetologica, 77: 146–163, from the central-western Tapajós–Xingu interfluve, close to municipalities of Trairão and Novo Progresso, state of Pará, Brazil. 

9 June 2021: Added Boana platanera (Hylidae), partitioned out of Boana xerophylla by Escalona Sulbarán, La Marca, Castellanos-Montero, Fouquet, Crawford, Rojas-Runjaic, Giaretta, Señaris, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2021, Zootaxa, 4981: 401–448, and representing the Panama, northern Venezuela, Tobago, Trinidad, and much of the Colombia segment of populations formerly assigned to Boana xerophylla.  

8 June 2021: Added Litoria amnicola (Pelodryadidae), named by Richards, Tjaturadi, Krey, and Donnellan, 2021, in Telnov et al. (eds.), Biodivers. Biogeography & Nat. Conserv. Wallacea & New Guinea, 4: 19–33, from Salawati Island, Raja Ampat Archipelago, West Papua Province, Indonesia. 

5 June 2021: Added comments under Uraeotyphlus and Uraeotyphlus gansi  (Ichthyophiidae), noting the publication of Venu, Rajendran, Raju, Browne, Ramakrishna, and Venkatachalaiah, 2021, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 109: 443–448, who reported on the karyotype of Uraeotyphlus gansi and its evolution within Uraeotyphlus

5 June 2021: Added comments under Huia cavitympanum, Huia masonii, Huia modligianii, and Huia sumatra (Ranidae), noting the publication of Idrus, Arroyyan, Bahri, and Hamidy, 2021, J. Biodjati, 6: 1–10, who reported on morphometrics. 

4 June 2021: Added a comment under Ichthyosaura alpestris (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Vörös, Varga, Martínez-Solano, and Szabó, 2021, Acta Zool. Acad. Sci. Hungaricae, 67: 177–197, who reported on mtDNA lineage diversification as evidence of Pleistocene refugia.

4 June 2021: Added three species of Synapturanus (Microhylidae), largely partitioned out of Synapturanus mirandaribeiroinamed by Fouquet, Leblanc, Fabre, Rodrigues, Menin, Courtois, Dewynter, Hölting, Ernst, Peloso, and Kok, 2021, Zool. Anz., 293: 46–73: (1) Synapturanus mesomorphus from Guyana and adjacent Venezuela; (2) Synapturanus ajuricaba from northern Amazonas and Pará, Brazil; and (3) Synapturanus zombie from French Guiana and Amapá, Brazil. 

3 June 2021: Added comments under Micryletta (Microhylidae), Micryletta aishani, Micryletta erythropoda, Micryletta inornata, and Micryletta lineata, noting the revision of the genus with a primary focus on Myanmar by Miller, Zug, Wogan, Lee, and Mulcahy, 2021, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 109: 245–257. 

28 May 2021: With molecular confirmation of identification, Lorphengsy, Nguyen, Poyarkov, Wu, Pawangkhanant, Passorn, Che, and Suwannapoom, 2021, Biodiversity Data J., 9 (e67667): 1–15, redelimited the ranges of Gracixalus quangi and Gracixalus yunnanensis, extending both to Nan Province, Thailand.  

28 May 2021: Added Leptobrachium sylheticum (Megophryidae), named by Al-Razi, Maria, and Poyarkov, 2021, J. Nat. Hist., London, 55: 85–114, from Lawachara National Park, Moulvibazar District, Sylhet Division in the northeast of Bangladesh. 

28 May 2021: Added Tylototriton thaiorum (Salamandridae), named by Poyarkov, Nguyen, and Arkhipov, 2021, Taprobanica, 10: 4–22, from Nghe An Province, Vietnam (where it was formerly confused with Tylototriton notialis), and discussed molecular phylogenetics and taxonomy within Tylototriton

25 May 2021: Added comments under Proceratophrys laticeps and Proceratophrys schirchi (Odontophrynidae), noting the publication of Sichieri, Cruz, and Pimenta, 2021, Zootaxa, 4975: 397–400, who described the advertisement call.

20 May 2021: Using molecular markers to confirm identifications Lalronunga, Vanramliana, Lalramliana, and Lalhmingliani, 2021, Zootaxa, 4974: 383–390, redelimit the ranges of Raorchestes cangyuanensis and Kurixalus yangi (Rhacophoridae) to include Mizoram, northeastern India, and exclude Raorchestes longchuanensis from Bangladesh and India as based on misidentifications in the literature. 

18 May 2021: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Chirixalus doriae (Rhacophoridae), noting the first record from Mizoram, northeastern India, by Muansanga, Duhzuali, Biakzuala, Mathipi, Sailo, and Lalremsanga, 2021, Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 79–81.

18 May 2021: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Ichthyophis sikkimensis (Ichthyophiidae), noting the range extensions of Nepali and Singh, 2021, Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 86–88, who provided new records from the Palpa District of central Nepal.  

18 May 2021: Partitioned Hylodes into Megaelosia, Hylodes, and Phantasmarana (new, type species: Hylodes massarti) following the results of Vittorazzi, Augusto-Alves, Neves-da-Silva, Carvalho-e-Silva, Recco-Pimentel, Toledo, Lourenço, and Bruschi, 2021, Salamandra, 57: 274–284. 

17 May 2021: Added Rhinella chullachaki (Bufonidae), a member of the Rhinella festae species group, named by Castillo-Urbina, Glaw, Aguilar-Puntriano, Vences, and Köhler, 2021, Salamandra, 57: 181–185, from near to and slightly southeast of La Cumbre, the highest point where the national road 5N crosses the Cordillera Azul, Departamento Huánuco, Peru.

17 May 2021: Placed Raorchestes kollimalai into the synonymy of Raorchestes charius (Rhacophoridae), following the reasoning provided by Narayanan, Suyesh, and Das, 2021, Zootaxa, 4970: 597–600. 

12 May 2021: Added Odontophrynus reigi (Odontophrynidae), named by Rosset, Fadel, Guimarães, Carvalho, Ceron, Pedrozo, Serejo, Souza, Baldo, and Mângia, 2021, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 109: 228–244, from the grassland of the Southern Cone Mesopotamian savanna, Alto Paraná Atlantic forest, Araucaria moist forests, Cerrado, and Humid Chaco Ecoregions in northeastern Argentina (eastern Corrientes, and Misiones), southern Brazil (southern Mato Grosso do Sul, southern São Paulo, south to northern Rio Grande do Sul), and eastern Paraguay.

9 May 2021: Added two new species of the Melanophryniscus stelzneri (Bufonidae) group from Buenos Aires Province, Argentina: Melanophryniscus diabolicus and Melanophryniscus nigricans. Both were named by Martínez Aguirre, Dopazo, Cortelezzi, Arellano, Trofino Falasco, Simoy, and Berkunsky, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28: 107–111. 

8 May 2021: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Rana pseudodalmatina (Ranidae), noting the publication of Kidov and Litvinchuk, 2021, Russ. J. Herpetol., 28: 97–107, who discussed range, habitat, and conservation status in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

6 May 2021: Added a comment under Leptodactylus troglodytes (Leptodactylidae) noting the publication of Thomé, Carstens, Rodrigues, Alexandrino, and Haddad, 2021, J. Biogeograph., 48: 1112–1123, who reported on molecular phylogeography.

5 May 2021: Added two new species of the Microhyla heymonsi group, named by Hoang, Nguyen, Ninh, Luong, Pham, Nguyen, Orlov, Chen, Wang, Ziegler, and Jiang, 2021, ZooKeys, 1036: 47–74: Microhyla daklakensis from Nam Ka Nature Reserve, Krong No District, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam, and Microhyla ninhthuanensis from Phuoc Binh National Park, Bac Ai District, Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. 

5 May 2021: Added a comment under Microhyla berdmorei (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Kundu, Lalremsanga, Biakzuala, Decemson, Muansanga, Tyagi, Chandra, and Kumar, 2021, MtDNA, Part B, 6: 1586–1591, who demonstrated high genetic distances among geographic samples, suggesting strongly that this taxon is a species complex. 

5 May 2021: Added a comment under Scinax dolloi (Hylidae), noting the publication of Santos, Silva, and Martins, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 19: 95–101, who reported on it advertisement call in comparison with Scinax hayii and Scinax perereca.

3 May 2021: Added Bolitoglossa qeqom (Plethodontidae), named by Dahinten-Bailey, Serrano, Alonso-Ascencio, Cruz-Font, Rosito-Prado, Ruiz-Villanueva, Vásquez-Almazán, and Ariano-Sánchez, 2021, Zootaxa, 4966: 202–214, from"Pamac II natural reserve, Cerro Guachmalén (15.411282 N, -90.602701 W; 1,862 m elevation), San Cristobal Verapaz, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala." 

30 April 2021: Modified the range statement of Bufo gargarizans (Bufonidae) to reflect the publication of Nijhawan, Roy, Mitapo, Miwu, Pulu, and Ahmed, 2021, J. Threatened Taxa, 13: 18319–18323, who provided the first records from India from the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary, Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh, India. 

28 April 2021: Added Vietnamophryne vuquangensis (Microhylidae) named by Hoang, Jiang, Nguyen, Orlov, Le, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, Nguyen, and Ziegler, 2021, Rev. Suisse Zool., 128: 207–219, from Vu Quang National Park, Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam, 966 m elevation. 

28 April 2021: Added Brachycephalus rotenbergae (Brachycephalidae), named by Nunes, Guimarães, Moura, Pedrozo, Moroti, Castro, Stuginski, and Muscat, 2021, PLoS One, 16 (4: e0244812): 1–30, from the south Mantiqueira mountain range of São Paulo, Brazil, and who discussed the external morphology, osteology, molecular markers, and bioacoustics that made for this species recognition. 

28 April 2021: Added a comment under Dryophytes andersonii (Hylidae), noting the publication by Warwick, Barrow, Smith, Means, Lemmon, and Lemmon, 2021, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 133: 120–134, who reported (as Hyla andersonii) on molecular phylogeography and its history of range fragmentation.

26 April 2021: Added a comment under Salamandrella (Hynobiidae), noting the publication of Malyarchuk, Derenko, and Litvinov, Russ. J. Genet., 54: 832–837, who discussed strong divergence in the RAG1 gene between Salamandrella keyserlingii and Salamandrella tridactyla (as Salamandrella schrenckii). 

26 April 2021: Added a comment under Oreobates (Craugastoridae), noting the publication of Montero-Mendieta, De la Riva, Irisarri, Leonard, Webster, and Vilà, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 161 (107167): 1–13, who provided coalescent and parsimony species trees of the species within the genus. 

26 April 2021: Added comments under Bokermannohyla alvarengai and Bokermannohyla oxente (Hylidae), noting the publication by Oliveira, Gehara, Solé, Lyra, Haddad, Silva, Magalhães, Leite, and Burbrink, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 160 (107113): 1–11, who reported on molecular phylogeography.  

26 April 2021: Added a comment under Hyla hallowelli (Hylidae), noting the publication by Kuraishi, Matsui, Ota, and Eto, 2021, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 38: 112–121, who reported on inter-island divergence among the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, in morphology, karyotype, allozyme, and mtDNA.

24 April 2021: Modified the range statement for Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Eleutherodactylidae) to conform to the publication by Antúnez-Fonseca, Juarez-Peña, Sosa Bartuano, Alvarado-Larios, Sánchez-Trejo, and Vega-Rodriguez, 2021, Caribb. J. Sci., 51: 37–43, who detailed the introduced range in Honduras and provided records of introduced populations in El Salvador. 

23 April 2021: Added a comment under Phrynobatrachus ambanguluensis (Phrynobatrachidae), noting the publication by Channing, 2021, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 2889–2896, who described the advertisement call and tadpole morphology. 

21 April 2021: Added a comment under Chirixalus doriae (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Deng, Yang, and Cui, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 110–116, who reported on geographic patterns in advertisement call. 

21 April 2021: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Stumpffia kibomena (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Razafindraibe, Scherz, Dawson, Vences, and Rakotoarison, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 493-495, who provided a record, presumed of this species but not confirmed via genetics, from Ambohitantely Special Reserve, Madagascar, and who described the reproductive mode. 

20 April 2021: Added comments under Scinax (Hylidae) and Scinax perpusillus, noting the publication of Dias and Pie, 2021, Zootaxa, 4964: 195–200, reported on the larval buccopharyngeal morphology of Scinax v-signatus with comments on larval characters of the Scinax perpusillus species group.

20 April 2021: Added a comment under Indirana tysoni (Ranixalidae), noting the publication by Mudke and Tapley, 2021, Herpetol. Bull., London, 155: 2–7, who reported on breeding biology and advertisement call of Indirana cf. tysoni

20 April 2021: Added comments under Mantella (Mantellidae), Mantella aurantiaca, Mantella crocea, and Mantella milotympanum, noting the publication of Klonoski, Bi, and Rosenblum, 2019, Ecol. Evol., 9: 2725–2742, wyo reported on the genetics of Mantella aurantiaca, Mantella crocea, and Mantella milotympanum, noting that lineage diversity appears to be underestimated and not corresponding well with species boundaries, particularly that of Mantella crocea

20 April 2021: Added comments under Ansonia muelleri, Rhinella marina, Limnonectes magnus, Leptobrachium lumadorum, Pelobatrachus stejnegeri, Pulchrana grandocula, Sanguirana mearnsi, Philautus acutirostris, Philautus leitensis, Philautus surdus, Philautus surrufus, and Philautus worcesteri, noting the publication of Baron, Marin, Logramonte, and Mohagan, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 76–87, who reported on a collection of amphibians from the western slope of Mount Kitanglad, Mindanao I., Philippines, with comments on habitat, systematics, and identification.

20 April 2021: Added a comment under Triturus karelinii (Salamandridae), noting the publication by Wielstra and Arntzen, 2021, Amphibia-Reptilia, 42: 179–187, who reported on genetic homogeneity among the three allopatric range segments, suggesting recent isolation. 

20 April 2021: Added a comment under Rhacophorus vampyrus (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication by Vera Candioti, Dias, Rowley, Hertwig, Haas, and Altig, 2021, J. Morphol., 282: 769–778, who reported on larval morphology and anatomy.

20 April 2021: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Sphaerotheca magadha (Dicroglossidae), reflecting the publication of Mukherjee, 2021, Zoos' Print J., 36: 31–32, who provided records from Purulia district, West Bengal, India. 

19 April 2021: Modified the elevational range in the distribution statement and added a comment under Pseudoeurycea robertsi (Plethodontidae), in reference to the publication of Sunny, Domínguez-Vega, Caballero-Viñas, Ramírez‑Corona, Suárez‑Atilano, and González‑Fernández, 2021, Herpetozoa, Wien, 34: 35–47, who reported on morphometrics, abundance, and microhabitat. 

16 April 2021: Modified the range statement and noted under Caecilia guntheri (Caeciliidae) the publication of Elizondo-Lara, 2021, Check List, 17: 649–653, who provided the first Panamanian record from Cerro Pirre, Pinogana District, Darién Province, southeastern Panama near the Colombia border.

16 April 2021: Added Congolius (Hyperoliidae), named by Nečas, Badjedjea, and Gvoždik in Nečas, Babangenge, Vopálenský, and Gvoždík, 2021, Sci. Rep. (Nature, London), 11 (8338): 1–15, to contain former Hyperolius robustus, found to be the sister of Morerella and not closely associated with Hyperolius

14 April 2021: Added Atelopus fronterizo (Bufonidae), named by Veselý and Batista, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 272–279, from the Darien Mountain range of Panama and Colombia.  

14 April 2021: Added Limnonectes beloncioi (Dicroglossidae), named by Herr, Vallejos, Meneses, Abraham, Otterholt, Siler, Rico, and Brown, 2021, Ichthyol. & Herpetol., 109: 188–210, from Mindoro Island in the Philippines. 

13 April 2021: Added a comment under Boana raniceps (Hylidae), noting the publication of Camurugi, Gehara, Fonseca, Zamudio, Haddad, Colli, Thomé, Prado, Napoli, and Garda, 2021, J. Biogeograph., 48: 760–772, who reported on molecular phylogeography.          

11 April 2021: Revised the ranges of Indosylvirana nicobariensis and Sylvirana lacrima (Rhacophoridae) to conform to the molecular results published by Lalronunga, Vanramliana, Sailo, Zosangliana, Lalmuanpuia, Lalhmangaiha, Sailo, Lalrinchhana, and Lalhmingliani, 2021, Zootaxa, 4952: 596–600, who considered all mainland India, Bangladesh, and western Myanmar records of Indosylvirana nicobariensis to be based on misidentified Sylvirana lacrima.  

10 April 2021: Added Pristimantis sira (Craugastoridae), named by Chávez, García Ayachi, and Catenazzi, 2021, Evol. Syst., 5: 81–92, from the vicinity of the type locality on the eastern slopes of the mountains of El Sira Communal Reserve, between 1500 and 2200 m elevation, Huánuco Department, Peru. 

9 April 2021: Added Gastrotheca gemma (Hemiphractidae), named by Venegas, García Ayachi, Echevarría, Paluh, Chávez-Arribasplata, Marchelie, and Catenazzi, 2021, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 71: 201–208, from the summit of the Cordillera de Colan, at elevations of 3130 to 3180 m elevation, in yungas vegetation, Amazonas department, Utcubamba province, Cajaruro district, Peru. 

8 April 2021: Modified the range statements to include Amapa, Brazil, and noted in comments under Hyalinobatrachium taylori and Hyalinobatracium tricolor (Centrolenidae), noting the publication of Costa-Campos, Bang, Figueiredo, Tavares-Pinheiro, and Fouquet, 2021, Check List, 17: 637–642. 

7 April 2021: Added comments under Kaloula indochinensis, Kaloula mediolineata, and Kaloula pulchra (Microhylidae), noting the publication by Vassilieva, 2021, Zootaxa, 4952: 71–86, who described larval morphology.

5 April 2021: Added a comment under Allobates trilineatus (Aromobatidae), noting the publication of Jaramillo-Martinez, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Simões, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2021, Zootaxa, 4951: 201–235, who provided a review and redescription of the species, including the recognition of a cryptic species including what they referred to as Allobates aff. trilineatus from the Brazilian state of Acre and from southern Peru in Panguana, Huanuco, and Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios and Allobates sp. from Requena, Loreto, Peru. 

3 April 2021: Added a comment under Odorrana graminea (Ranidae), noting the publication of Zhang, Wu, Wang, and Bao, 2021, Asian Herpetol. Res., 12: 124–134, who reported on individual variation in calls.

3 April 2021: Added a comment under Rana graeca (Ranidae), noting the publication of Jablonski, Gkontas, Poursanidis, Lymberakis, and Poulakakis, 2021, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 132: 829–846, who reported on molecular phylogeography.

3 April 2021: Modified range statements and added comments under many species based on the publication of Pham, Do, Ngo, Tran, Ziegler, and Nguyen, 2020, Check List, 16: 1025–1041, who provided records from Hai Ha District, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, on the Guangxi, China, border.

3 April 2021: Added a comment under Quasipaa spinosa (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Luo, Wang, Yang, Cheng, Liu, and Hu, 2021, Frontiers Zool., 18 (14): 1–14, who reported on molecular phylogeography and the expected effects on range caused by climate warming. 

2 April 2021: Modified the range statement for Sylvirana cubitalis (Rhacophoridae), reflecting the publication of Nguyen, Duong, Do, and Mai, 2021, Herpetol. Rev., 52: 78–79, who recorded this species in Nghe An Province, Vietnam. 

2 April 2021: Modified the range statement for Leptobrachella marmorata (Megophryidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Ujang, Hadimar, Llano-Sánchez, Maiwald, and Das, 2021, Herpetol. Rev., 52: 77, who provided the first record for Indonesian Borneo. 

2 April 2021: Modified the range statement for Glyphoglossus smithi (Microhylidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Grafe and Tony, 2021, Herpetol. Rev., 52: 77, who provided the first record from Brunei. 

1 April 2021: Added many changes and synonymies following the major phylogenetic study and revision of Rhinella (Bufonidae) by Pereyra, Blotto, Baldo, Chaparro, Ron, Elias-Costa, Iglesias, Venegas, Thomé, Ospina-Sarria, Maciel, Rada, Kolenc, Borteiro, Rivera-Correa, Rojas-Runjaic, Moravec, De la Riva, Wheeler, Castroviejo-Fisher, Grant, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2021, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 447: 1–155. Synonymies made: (1) Rhinella abei => Rhinella ornata; (2) Rhinella amboroensis => Rhinella quechua; (3) Rhinella arequipensis => Rhinella spinulosa; (4) Rhinella fernandezae => Rhinella dorbignyi; (5) Rhinella gildae => Rhinella dapsilis; (6) Rhinella jimi => Rhinella diptycha; (7) Rhinella martyi => Rhinella margaritifera; (8) Rhinella paraguayensis => Rhinella scitula; and (9) Rhinella yunga => Rhinella iserni. Transfer of Rhinella ceratophrys to Rhaebo. A non-taxonomic section of great interest is the discussion of mtDNA and nuDNA discordance, a must-read for those who think that a quick-and-dirty tree of a little bit of 12S or 16S mtDNA will allow them to overturn results based on nuDNA studies. 

30 March 2021: Added comments under Rana tagoi and Rana neba (Ranidae), noting the publication of Shimada, Sanda, and Eto, 2021, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 40: 54–65, who reported on the advertisement calls at their respective type localities.

30 March 2021: Added comments under Pseudacris, Pseudacris regilla, Pseudacris sierra, and Pseudacris hypochondriaca (Hylidae), noting the publication of  Jadin, Orlofske, Jezkova, and Blair, 2021, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 132: 612–623, provided a molecular analysis that supported the species distinction (as Hyliola) of Pseudacris regilla, Pseudacris sierra, and Pseudacris hypochondriaca.  

29 March 2021: Added a comment under Bufo stejnegeri (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Fong, Yang, Li, Waldman, and Min, 2020, Frontiers Ecol. Evol., 7 (523): 1–10, who reported on molecular phylogeography.     

29 March 2021: Added a comment under Hoplobatrachus rugulosus (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Traijitt, Kitana, Khonsue, and Kitana, 2021, Tropical Nat. Hist., Thailand, 21: 184–199, who described larval development. 

28 March 2021: Extended the range of Breviceps passmorei (Brevicipitidae) to Limpopo Province, Rep. South Africa, conforming to the evidence presented by Heinicke, Beidoun, Nielsen, and Bauer, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 397–406. 

28 March 2021: Resurrected Quasipaa robertingeri from the synonymy of Quasipaa boulengeri (Dicroglossidae), following Wang, Du, Wei, Wang, Li, and Lu, 2021, MtDNA, Part B, 6: 668–671. 

26 March 2021: Placed Crossodactylus aeneus into the synonymy of Crossodactylus gaudichaudii (Hylodidae) following the cytogenetic and genetic study of Vittorazzi, Lourenço, Zattera, Weber, Recco-Pimentel, and Bruschi, 2021, Genet. Mol. Biol., 44 (2: e20200301): 1–9. 

26 March 2021: Added a comment under Leptobrachium hasseltii (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Eprilurahman and Maghfiroh, 2020, AIP Conf. Proc., 2260 (020023): 1–5, who reported on larval morphology. 

24 March 2021: Added Megophrys (Panophrys) frigida Tapley, Cutajar, Nguyen, Portway, Mahony, Nguyen, Harding, Luong, and Rowley, 2021, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 2543-2575, Mount Ky Quan San, Bat Xat District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam. As Panophrys frigida in this catalogue due to a competing generic taxonomy currently adopted here. 

23 March 2021: Added Corythomantis botoque (Hylidae), named by Marques, Haddad, and Garda, 2021, Herpetologica, 77: 56–71, from the Espinhaco Range,, Chapada Diamantina National Park, municipality of Palmeiras, Bahia state, Brazil. 

22 March 2021: Added Elachistocleis nigrogularis (Microhylidae), named by Jowers, Othman, Borzée, Rivas-Fuenmayor, Sánchez-Ramírez, Auguste, Downie, Read, and Murphy, 2021, Organisms Divers. Evol., 21: 189–206, from Trinidad, West Indies.

22 March 2021: Modified the range statement, and added a comment under Xenopus tropicalis (Pipidae), noting the publication of Goodman, Jongsma, Hill, Stanley, Tuckett, Blackburn, and Romagosa, 2021, J. Herpetol., 55: 62–69, who discussed the genetics and morphology of the introduced population in Hillsborough County, Florida, USA. 

22 March 2021: Added a comment under Boana (Hylidae) noting the publication of Vasconcellos, Colli, and Cannatella, 2021, J. Biogeograph., 48: 305–320, who reported on the phylogeny and biogeography of the Boana pulchella group.

21 March 2021: Added a comment under Physalaemus lateristriga (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication by Mello, Gonçalves, Rossa-Feres, and Conte, 2021, Zootaxa, 4948: 447–450, who described larval morphology. 

19 March 2021: Added Kurixalus raoi (Rhacophoridae), named by Zeng, Wang, Yu, and Du, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 227–233, from Qingshuihe Nature Reserve, Southwest Guizhou Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, China. 

19 March 2021: Modified the range statements for Anilany helenae (Microhylidae) and Boophis andrangoloaka (Mantellidae) and noted in comments the publication by Mullin, Rakotomanga, Razafiarimanana, Barata, Dawson, Hailer, and Orozco-terWengel, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 521–531, who provided  records from Ankafobe Reserve, Madagascar. 

18 March 2021: Added a comment under Nyctimantis galeata (Hylidae), noting the publication of Magalhães, Marques, Santos, Magalhães, and Pezzuti, 2021, Zootaxa, 4948: 295–300, who described tadpole morphology. 

17 March 2021: Corrected the list of species occurring in Mauritania and added comments under the relevant species noting the publication of Sampaio, Velo-Antón, Martínez-Freiría, Sánchez-Vialas, Pleguezuelos, Géniez, Crochet, and Brito, 2021, Conserv. Genetics, 22: 233–248, who discussed landscape genetics and range of amphibians in Mauritania.  

17 March 2021: Added Odorrana sangzhiensis (Ranidae), named by Zhang, Li, Hu, and Yang in Zhang, Li, Hu, Li, Gu, Xiao, and Yang, 2021, ZooKeys, 1024: 91–115,  from Sangzhi County, Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province, China.

17 March 2021: Added Micryletta immaculata (Microhylidae), named by Yang and Poyarkov, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 233–239, from Hainan, China.

16 March 2021: Modified the range statement for Dendropsophus mathiassoni (Hylidae) to conform to the new records from Venezuela, and discussion of the range by Rojas-Runjaic, Barrio-Amorós, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 533–536. 

16 March 2021: Modified the range statement for Ambystoma velasci (Ambystomatidae) to conform to the new records from Veracruz, Mexico, and discussion by Contreras-Calvario, Soto-Pozos, Castillo Juárez, Calzada-Arciniega, and Parra-Olea, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 469–473.

15 Maarch 2021: Added a comment under Pulchrana picturata (Ranidae), noting the publication of Chan, Hutter, Wood, Grismer, Das, and Brown, 2020, Mol. Ecol., 29: 3970–3987, who described situations within this nominal species where gene flow and introgression among populations can make for overestimation of species.

15 march 2021: Added Abavorana decorata (Ranidae), resurrected from the synonymy of Abavorana luctuosa by Quah, Grismer, Wood, Lim, Yambun Imbun, and Anuar, 2021, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 71: 75–99, the range being Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo.  

15 March 2021: Added Panophrys lushuiensis (Megophryidae), named by Shi, Li, Zhu, Jiang, Jiang, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4942: 351–381, from Lushui County, Nujiang Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China, near the Myanmar border. 

13 March 2021: Added comments under Bombina bombina and Bombina variegata (Bombinatoridae), noting the publication of Dufresnes, Suchan, Smirnov, Denoël, Rosanov, and Litvinchuk, 2021, J. Biogeograph., 48: 548–560, who reported on hybridization and introgression between and among lineages within those species.

12 March 2021: Modified the range statements for the species reported for the first time from Lai Chau Province, Vietnam by Luong, Pham, Do, Hoang, Phan, Nguyen, Ziegler, and Le, 2021, Check List, 17: 445–458: Limnonectes bannaensis, Nanorana aenea, Nanorana yunnanensis, and Quasipaa verrucospinosa (Dicroglossidae), Leptobrachium ailaonicum, Atympanophrys gigantica, Panophrys jingdongensis, and Panophrys rubrimera (Megophryidae), Odorrana chloronota, Odorrana nasica, and Odorrana jingdongensis (Ranidae), and Rhacophorus rhodopus and Zhangixalus duboisi (Rhacophoridae). 

12 March 2021: Modified the range statement for Nymphargus mixomaculatus (Centrolenidae), on the basis of new localities and discussion provided by Venegas and García Ayachi, 2021, Check List, 17: 407–414. 

10 March 2021: Redelimited Leptopelis gramineus, added Leptopelis diffidens (new), and added Leptopelis montanus (new name for Pseudocassina ocellata Ahl, 1924, a junior homonym of Leptopelis ocellatus) to reflect the study of the members of the Leptopelis gramineus complex in the highlands of Ethiopia published by Tiutenko and Zinenko, 2021, ZooKeys, 1023: 119–150. 

8 March 2021: Added Raorchestes dulongensis (Rhacophoridae), named by Wu, Liu, Gao, Wang, Li, Zhou, Yuan, and Che, 2021, Zootaxa, 4941: 239–258, from Qinlangdang Village, Derung-Nu Autonomous County Gongshan, Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China.

6 March 2021: Added Leptobrachella jinshaensis (Megophryidae), named by Cheng, Shi, Li, Liu, Li, and Wang, 2021, ZooKeys, 1021: 81–107, from Lengshuihe Nature Reserve, Jinsha County, Guizhou Province, China. The authors also provided a Bayesian inference tree based on mtDNA (16S) for species within the genus. 

3 March 2021: Added five new species of Raorchestes (Rhacophoridae) from the Western Ghats of Kerala, India, named by Garg, Suyesh, Das, Bee, and Biju, 2021, PeerJ, 9 (e10791): 1–78, who also provided extensive information on external morphology, vocalization, range and habitat, including the formulation of 16 species groups. 

1 March 2021: Integrated the extensive taxonomic and nomenclatural conclusions found in the great paper by Scherz, Schmidt, Crottini, Miralles, Rakotoarison, Raselimanana, Köhler, Glaw, and Vences, 2021, Zootaxa, 4938: 392–406, who resolved the assignment of a number of old Scaphiophryne (Microhylidae) names and discussed phylogenetics, morphometrics, calls, and distribution of the species within the genus. 

1 March 2021: Added a comment under Rhinella ceratophrys (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Pereira, Carvalho, Almeida, Rojas-Zamora, Gordo, Frazão, Ávila, and Menin, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 435–438, who mapped records from western Amazonas, Brazil, and discussed the range. 

1 March 2021: Modified the range statement for Ceratophrys cornuta (Ceratophryidae) to include northeastern Venezuela, following the range extensions provided by Rojas-Runjaic, Palomera García, and Blanco Márquez, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 461–464. 

27 February 2021: Modified the range statement for Pipa carvalhoi (Pipidae), and added a comment noting the publication of Ferreira, Serra, Silva, Andrade, and Weber, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 407–409, who reported a population in western Bahia, Brazil, in cerrado habitat. 

27 February 2021: Added a comment under Odorrana exiliversabilis (Ranidae), noting the publication of Zhong, Ma, Lin, Ding, and Luo, 2021, MtDNA, Part B, 6: 570–571, who reported on the complete mtDNA, and provided DNA evidence that Odorrana exiliversabilis is the sister taxon of Odorrana tormota

27 February 2021: Added a comment under Pachytriton granulosus (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Chen, Lin, Zhong, Zhou, and Ding, 2021, MtDNA, Part B, 6: 524–525, who reported on the mtDNA genome, and provided a mtDNA tree of Chinese pleurodeline salamandrids.

27 February 2021: Partitioned Occidozyga into Occidozyga (O. lima and O. berbeza) and Phrynoglossus (P. baluensis, P. celebensis, P. diminutivus, P. floresianus, P. laevis, P. magnapustulosus, P. martensii, P. semipalmatus, P. sumatranus, and P. tomoptika) as well as adding a new species of Phrynoglossus, P. myanhessei from southern Myanmar, all from the publication of Köhler, Vargas, Than, Schell, Janke, Pauls, and Thammachoti, 2021, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 71: 1–26. 

26 February 2021: Added Rana qianjiang (Ranidae), named by Gao, Luo, and Luo in Luo, Liu, Gao, Luo, Huang, Xiao, Wang, Zhou, Luo, and Tang, 2012, J. SW China Normal Univ. (Nat. Sci. Ed.), 37(4): 130–139, from Chayuan Village, Shuishi Township, Qianjiang District, Chongqing Municipality, China.

23 February 2021: Modified the range statement for Tylototriton shanorum (Salamandridae) to comply with the discussion and range extensions provided by Onishi, Kyaw, Aung, Myint, Thwe, and Nishikawa, 2020, Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam Soc., 64: 47–50. 

20 February 2021: Added comments where appropriate noting the publication of Hime, Lemmon, Lemmon, Prendini, Brown, Thomson, Kratovil, Noonan, Pyron, Peloso, Kortyna, Keogh, Donnellan, Mueller, Raxworthy, Kunte, Das, Gaitonde, Green, Labisko, Che, and Weisrock, 2021, Syst. Biol., 70: 49–66, provided a sequence-dense tree of familial relationships, based on 286 amphibian species. 

20 February 2021: Added comment under Microhylinae, Adelastinae, Otophryninae, Otophryne, Synapturanus, and Adelastes, noting the publication of Fouquet, Leblanc, Framit, Réjaud, Rodrigues, Castroviejo-Fisher, Peloso, Prates, Manzi, Suescun, Baroni, Moraes, Recoder, Marques-Souza, Vechio, Camacho, Ghellere, Rojas-Runjaic, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Carvalho, Gordo, Menin, Kok, Hrbek, Werneck, Crawford, Ron, Mueses-Cisneros, Rojas-Zamora, Pavan, Simões, Ernst, and Fabre, 2021, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 132: 233–256, who discussed molecular biogeography and on the basis of molecules, calls, and morphometrics discovered a large number of candidate species. 

18 February 2021: Added Litoria spaldingi (Pelodryadidae), removed from the synonymy of Litoria watjulumensis by the revision of Donnellan, Catalano, Pederson, Mitchell, Suhendran, Price, Doughty, and Richards, 2021, Zootaxa, 4933: 211– 240, who provided a wealth of information on advertisement call, morphology, molecular markers, habitat, and range. 

18 February 2021: Added a comment under Rhaebo guttatus (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Marinho, Costa-Campos, Sanches, and Carvalho, 2019, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 236–238, who reported the release call. 

18 February 2021: Added a comment under Boana dentei (Hylidae), noting the publication of Marinho, Costa-Campos, Pezzuti, Magalhães, and Dias-Souza, 2020, J. Nat. Hist., London, 54: 971–990, who rediagnosed and redescribed the species and provided descriptions of larval morphology and vocal repertoire and discussed habitat and natural history. 

18 February 2021: Added a comment under Bokermannohyla astartea (Hylidae), noting the publication by Malagoli, Pezzuti, Bang, Faivovich, Lyra, Giovanelli, Garcia, Sawaya, and Haddad, 2021, PLoS One, 16(2: e0246401): 1–30, who reported on larval morphology, vocalizations, and its unique life history.

17 February 2021: Added a comment under Xenohyla eugenioi (Hylidae) noting the publication of Marciano, Tanajura Silva, Costa, Orrico, and Dias, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 20: 17–23, who reported on cytogenetics and the advertisement call. 

15 February 2021: Added a comment in the synonymy of Karsenia koreana (Plethodontidae), by Shin, Jang, Allain, and Borzée, 2020, ZooKeys, 965: 130, noting the apparent loss of the holotype. 

15 February 2021: Added a comment under Salamandra atra (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Šunje, Bermejo, Van Damme, Backeljau, Pojskić, Bilela, and Stroil, 2021, Salamandra, 57: 75–88, who reported on the molecular phylogeography in the Balkans, with particular reference to Salamandra atra prenjensis. 

15 February 2021: Added a comment under Scythrophrys sawayae (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Moser and Lingnau, 2021, Salamandra, 57: 167–170, who reported on vocalization. 

15 February 2021: Added Pristimantis astralos (Craugastoridae), named by Lehr, Lyu, and Catenazzi, 2021, Salamandra, 57: 15–26, from the now destroyed type locality of the Cerro Corona mining concession (6°45’38.11’’ S, 78°38’53.71’’ W), 3600 m a.s.l., Comunidad Tingo, Distrito Hualgayoc, Provincia Bambamarca, Regíon Cajamarca, Peru.

15 February 2021: Added Aplastodiscus heterophonicus (Hylidae), named by Pinheiro, Pezzuti, Berneck, Lyra, Lima, and Leite, 2021, Salamandra, 57: 27–43, from the southeastern slope of the Serra Espinhaço,  Minas Gerais, Brazil.

14 February 2021: Added comments under Scinax constrictus and Scinax nebulosus (Hylidae), noting the publication of Freitas, Sales, Sampaio, Piorski, and Weber, 2021, Brazil. J. Biol., 81: 855–866, who compared the species employing molecular markers to help improve identification. 

14 February 2021: Added Pristimantis andinodiabolus (Craugastoridae), named by Sánchez-Nivicela, Urgilés, Cedeño-Palacios, Abad-Peñafiel, and Guayasamin, 2021, Neotropical Biodiversity, 6: 224–237, from "el bosque de Monay (2°31′52.36”S, 78°37′1.71”W, elevación: 3418 m), cantón Rivera, provincia de Cañar, Ecuador".

14 February 2021: Added Hypopachus guancaso (Microhylidae), named by Firneno, Itgen, Jacobs, Mcdaniels, Luque-Montes, Wilson, and Townsend, 2021, Syst. Biodiversity, 19: 186–208, from the Lenca Highlands of southwestern Honduras.

13 February 2021: Added comments under Amphibia, Anura, Caudata, and Gymnophiona, noting the publication of Zhang, Miao, Hu, Sun, Ding, Ji, Guo, Yan, Wang, Kan, and Nie, 2021, BMC Ecol. Evol., 21 (19): 1–14, who examined mitochondrial rearrangement in amphibians in a phylogenetic context. 

13 February 2021: Added a comment under Paramesotriton aurantius (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Zhong, Zhang, Zheng, Zhang, Ding, and Lin, 2021, MtDNA, Part B, 6: 428–429, who reported on the complete mtDNA genome. 

12 February 2021: Added a comment under Leptobrachium hasseltii (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Kirono, Kusrini, and Mulyani, 2015, Media Konservasi , 20: 269–276, who detailed the vocal repertoire. 

12 February 2021: A substantial generic rearrangement of megophryid frogs via the elevation of all of the subgenera previously recognized within Megophrys, now as genera (Megophrys, Panophrys, Brachytarsophrys, Atympanophrys, Pelobatrachus, Xenophrys, and Ophryophryne), by  Lyu, Zeng, Wang, Liu, Huang, Li, and Wang, 2021, Zootaxa, 4927: 9–40, with four new species of Panophrys named from China. 

12 February 2021: Modified the range statements and added comments under Microhyla mukhlesuri and Micryletta inornata (Microhylidae) and Gracixalus ananjevae and Rhacophorus orlovi (Rhacophoridae), noting range extensions to Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam, by Le, Nguyen, Pham, Nguyen, Phan, Dang, and Ziegler, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 317–324, who also described their morphology and coloration as well as habitat. 

10 February 2021: Added Occidozyga berbeza (Dicroglossidae), named by Matsui, Nishikawa, Eto, Hamidy, Hossman, and Fukuyama, 2021, Zootaxa, 4926: 535–546, from Sarawak, East Malaysia (Borneo). 

9 February 2021: Added a comment under Quasipaa exilispinosa (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Chen, Hu, Zhong, Shangguan, and Ding, 2021, Zootaxa, 4926: 446–450, who reported on advertisement calls.   

9 February 2021: Modified the range statement an added a comment under Telmatobius chusmisensis (Telmatobiidae), noting the publication of Lobos, Rebolledo, Salinas, Fibla, Sáez, and Méndez, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 20: 1–7, who reported on ecology, habitat, conservation status and range, and provided a locality from Lirima wetland, Región de Tarapacá, Chile, ca. 4000 m elevation. 

5 February 2021: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Polypedates bengalensis (Rhacophoridae) noting the publication of Sethy and Deuti, 2020, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 120: 281–284, who extended the range from West Bengal to Odisha, eastern India. 

5 February 2021: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Ichthyosaura alpestris (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Novarini and Tagliapietra, 2020, Boll. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Venezia, 71: 129–131, who reported an introduced population in Venice, Italy. 

5 February 2021: Added a comment under Neurergus barani (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Kurnaz and Şahin, 2021, Turkish J. Zool., 45: 54–64, who provided a niche modeling analysis which further supported the recognition of this species, distinct from Neurergeus strauchii

5 February 2021: Added comments under Triturus pygmaeus and Triturus marmoratus (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Arntzen, López-Delgado, van Riemsdijk, and Wielstra, 2021, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 59: 459–465, who reported on evidence for a hybrid zone between these two species having moved 215 km in the Iberian Peninsula.

5 February 2021: Added comments under Salamandrina terdigitata and Salamandrina perspicillata (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Macaluso, Villa, Pitruzzella, Rook, Pogoda, Kupfer, and Delfino, 2020, J. Morphol., 281: 1391–1410, who discussed osteology. 

2 February 2021: Added comments to the Hyperolius steindachneri, Hyperolius marmoratus, Hyperolius vilhenai (Hyperoliidae), Ptychadena grandisonae, Ptychadena porosissima, Ptychadena perplicata, and Ptychadena upembae (Ptychadenidae) records to reflect the discussions of the fate and dispersal of the holotypes and paratypes of the frogs (including synonyms of those records listed) in the Museu Dundo by Ceríaco, Marques, André, Afonso, Blackburn, and Bauer, 2020, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 162: 379–440. 

1 February 2021: Added a comment under Duttaphrynus scaber (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Ashaharraza, Kulkarni, Dinesh, and Dani, 2020, J. Anim. Diversity, 2: 1–9, who provided an additional record from Karnataka, India, and provided a dot map for India.

1 February 2021: Modified the range statement for Gastrotheca marsupiata (Hemiphractidae) to reflect the publication of Steigerwald, Sorokin, Condori, Guevara, Crispin, and Chaparro, 2021, Check List, 17: 145–150, who provided a new elevational record (4660 m) from the Cordillera Vilcanot, Quispicanchis Province, Cusco Department, Peru. 

1 February 2021: Modified the range statement for Ichthyophis longicephalus (Ichthyophiidae) and added a comment under that species record noting the publication of. Venu, Raju, Wilkinson, Browne, Varadh, Balakrishna, Ramakrishna, and Venkatachalaiah, 2020, J. Anim. Diversity, 2: 5–10, who provided new records, comments on habitat, as well as a dot map. 

30 January 2021: Made a large number of comments to records noting the results of the molecular phylogenetic study and revision of the dendropsophine hylids by Orrico, Grant, Faivovich, Rivera-Correa, Rada, Lyra, Cassini, Valdujo, Schargel, Machado, Wheeler, Barrio-Amorós, Loebmann, Moravec, Zina, Solé, Sturaro, Peloso, Suárez, and Haddad, 2021, Cladistics, 37: 73–105. 

30 January 2021: Made a large number of changes to conform to the results of the molecular phylogenetic study of lophiohyline hylids by Blotto, Lyra, Cardoso, Rodrigues, Dias, Marciano, Vechio, Orrico, Brandão, Assis, Lantyer-Silva, Rutherford, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Solé, Baldo, Nunes, Cajade, Torres, Grant, Jungfer, Silva, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2021, Cladistics, 37: 36–72. This includes placing Aparasphenodon and Argenteohyla into the synonymy of Nyctmantis, which results in a number of new species combinations. My fingers would wear out if I detailed here everything that is in this magnificent paper. A good read with a lot of detail on many, many topics. Very nice to see. 

28 January 2021: Added a comment under Bombina pachypus (Bombinatoridae), noting the publication of Talarico, Ciambotta, Tiberi, and Mattoccia, 2021, Amphibia-Reptilia, 42: 107–114, who reported on introgression between Bombina pachypus and introduced Bombina variegata in Regional Park of Lucretili Mountains (municipal district of Licenza), central Italy. 

27 January 2021: Added a comment under Leucostethus fraterdanieli (Dendrobatidae), noting the publication of Rojas-Morales, La Marca, and Ramírez-Chaves, 2021, Biota Colomb., 22: 122–132, who reported on the advertisement call and natural history. 

26 January 2021: Added a comment under Discoglossus scovazzi (Alytidae), noting the publication of García-Cardenete, Flores, Yubero, and Rodríguez-Rodríguez, 2019, Bol. Asoc. Herpetol. Esp., 30: 50–53, who provided a record (Noun) in southwestern Morocco and mapped the southwestern part of the range of the species.   

26 January 2021: Added a comment under Chiasmocleis bassleri (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Gómez-Murillo and Arellano-Martín, 2020, Bol. Asoc. Herpetol. Esp., 31: 80–81, who provided a record from Villa Tunari, Provincia Chapare, Departamento de Cochabamba, Bolivia, and provided a polygon map for the range of the species. 

23 January 2021: Added a comment under Cycloramphus (Cycloramphidae), noting the publication of Bueno, Gatto, Gazolla, Leivas, Struett, Moura, and Bruschi, 2021, PLoS One, 16(1: e0245128): 1–20, employed 5S rDNA analysis to illustrate chromosome evolution within the genus. 

23 January 2021: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Pulchrana guttmani, noting the publication of Pitogo and Saavedra, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 163–167, who reported the species (first collection in 28 years) from the northern slope of the Busa Mountain Range, southern Mindanao, Philippines. 

22 January 2021: Added comments where relevant, noting the publication of Mateo, Géniez, and Pether, 2013, Basic & Appl. Herpetol., 27: 51–83, who provided range maps for amphibians, comments on the range and population status in Algeria.

22 January 2021: Added comments where relevant noting the publication of Ibrahim, 2013, Basic & Appl. Herpetol., 27: 107–117, who commented on the range and population status of Egyptian species of amphibians.

22 January 2021: Added a comment under Polypedates (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Yuan, Deng, Jiang, Klaus, Orlov, Yang, and Li, 2021, Zool. Res., Kunming, 42: 116–123, who reported on molecular phylogenetics of the species within the genus with a special focus on biogeography. 

22 January 2021: Added a comment under Hoplobatrachus tigerinus (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Mohanty, Crottini, Garcia, and Measey, 2021, Biol. Invasions, 23: 69–81, reported on a risk analysis for invasion of this species worldwide.          

21 January 2021: Added a comment under Bufotes turanensis (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Jablonski, Bemmel, and Masroor, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 63–66, who reported the species from Kunduz Province, northeastern Afghanistan. 

21 January 2021: Added a comment under Pithecopus azureus (Phyllomedusidae), noting the publication of Silva, Carvalho-e-Silva, Ribeiro, Machado, and Couto, 2021, Herpetol. Notes, 14: 121–123, who discussed the range in Piauí, northeastern Brazil, and discussed and mapped the occurrences in that state.  

21 January 2021: Added a comment under Philoria kundagungan (Limnodynastidae), noting the publication of Bolitho, Rowley, Hines, and Newell, 2021, Aust. J. Zool., 67: 231–240, who reported on occupancy modelling, noting a very fragmented distribution of this species. 

20 January 2021: Added a comment under Lithodytes lineatus (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Dias-Souza, Figueiredo, Tavares-Pinheiro, and Costa-Campos, 2021, Check List, 17: 95–101, who provided a record from Amapá, Brazil, and provided an updated range map. 

19 January 2021: Added a comment under Microhyla heymonsi (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Akbari, Hamidy, Maryanto, Munir, and Smith, 2021, J. Physics Conf. Ser., 1725 (012063): 1–7, reported on molecular phylogeography employing the mt 16S rRNA gene.     

18 January 2021: Added comments under Caudata, Salamandridae, Salamandrinae, Pleurodelinae, Salamandrininae, and Cynops noting the results (particularly of ancient mitochondrial transfer among major lineages) presented by Rancilhac, Irisarri, Angelini, Arntzen, Babik, Bossuyt, Künzel, Lüddecke, Pasmans, Sanchez, Weisrock, Veith, Wielstra, Steinfartz, Hofreiter, Philippe, and Vences, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 155 (106967): 1–14. 

17 January 2021: Added a comment under Hyla tsinlingensis (Hylidae), noting the publication of Skorinov, Li, Skorinova, Pasynkova, and Litvinchuk, 2020, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 16: 172–177,who  reported on chromosome heteromorphism.    

17 January 2021: Added a comment under Hynobius nigrescens (Hynobiidae), noting the publication by Matsui, Yoshikawa, Aoki, Sasamori, Matsui, Tanabe, Misawa, and Nishikawa, 2020, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 37: 529–537, who reported on molecular phylogeography. 

16 January 2021: Added a comment under Lithodytes lineatus (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Nascimento, de Sá, and Garcia, 2021, Zool. Anz., 290: 135–147, who detailed larval anatomy and discussed taxonomic placement. 

15 January 2021: Added comments under relevant taxa, noting the brief species accounts for the species of frogs found in East Java, Indonesia, by Amin, 2020, Frogs of East Java

14 January 2021: Added Odorrana dulongensis (Ranidae), named by Liu, Che, and Yuan in Liu, He, Wang, Beukema, Hou, Li, Che, and Yuan, 2021, Zootaxa, 4908: 263–275, from "Dulongjiang village, Gongshan county, Nujiang Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China, 27.677ºN, 98.271ºE, 1,206.1 m asl." 

14 January 2021: Added the new microhyline genus Nanohyla (Microhylidae), partitioned out of Microhyla by Gorin, Scherz, Korost, and Poyarkov, 2021, Zoosyst. Evol., 97: 21–54, including the former species of MicrohylaNanohyla annamensis, Nanohyla annectens, Nanohyla arboricola, Nanohyla hongiaoensis, Nanohyla marmorata, Nanohyla nanapollexa, Nanohyla petrigena, Nanohyla perparva, and Nanohyla pulchella

10 January 2021: Added six new species of the Adenomera heyeri clade from the Brazilian Amazonia: Adenomera amicorum, Adenomera aurantiaca, Adenomera gridipappi, Adenomera inopinata, Adenomera kayapo, and Adenomera tapajonica

9 January 2021: Added a comment under Kassinula (Hyperoliidae), noting the publication of. Conradie, Keates, Lobon-Rovira, Vaz Pinto, Verburgt, Baptista, Harvey, and Júlio, 2020, Afr. Zool., 55: 311–322, who confirmed the phylogenetic results of Channing (1989) as the sister taxon of Afrixalus on the basis of a 16S mtDNA analysis. 

9 January 2021: Added a comment under Kurixalus (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Yu, Du, Wang, Rao, Wu, and Yang, 2020, Curr. Zool., Chengdu, 66: 667–675, who reported on the molecular biogeography of the species, suggesting a mainland origin. 

9 January 2021: Added a comment under Gymnophiona noting the publication of Santos, Laurin, and Zaher, 2020, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 131: 737–755, who reviewed the fossil record of caecilians and its use to calibrate molecular time-trees. 

8 January 2021: Added a comment under Lithodytes lineatus (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Fermiano, Silva-Alves, Neves, Silva, Santos, and Silva, 2021, Check List, 17: 1–17, who reported on new records in Mato Grosso, Brazil, and discussed habitat. 

8 January 2021: Added a comment under Boana noting the phylogenetic analysis and revision of the Boana pulchella group by Faivovich, Pinheiro, Lyra, Pereyra, Baldo, Muñoz-Saravia, Reichle, Brandão, Giaretta, Thomé, Chaparro, Baêta, Widholzer, Baldo, Lehr, Wheeler, Garcia, and Haddad, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 155 (106981): 1–18. This study revealed five synonymies that we made as well. 

7 January 2021: Added a comment under Pseudacris crucifer (Hylidae), noting the publication of Cairns, Cicchino, Stewart, Austin, and Lougheed, 2021, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 156 (107042): 1–13, who discussed molecular phylogeography and discordance with call evolution.

6 January 2021: Added Nyctimystes lubisi (Pelodryadidae), named (as Litoria lubisi) by Oliver, Günther, Tjaturadi, and Richards, 2021, Zootaxa, 4903: 117–126, from 10 km south of Timika town, Papua Province, Indonesia (4.662°S, 136.897°E; 20 m a.s.l.).

5 January 2021: Added Scinax tropicalia (Hylidae), named by Novaes-e-Fagundes, Araujo-Vieira, Entiauspe, Roberto, Orrico, Solé, Haddad, and Loebmann, 2021, Zootaxa, 4903: 1–41, Bahia and Ceará, northeastern Brazil. 

5 January 2021: Added Amazops amazops (Rhinatrematidae), a new genus and species of caecilians, named by Wilkinson, Reynolds, and Jacobs, 2021, Herpetol. J., 31: 27–34, from "Finca Virgen La Dolores, at km 57 sign on Hollin–Loreto Road (E20), Orellana, Ecuador, c. 0 degrees 43′ 50″ South and 77 degrees 30′ 25″ West, and c. 1000 m above sea level". 

5 January 2021: Resurrected Leptodactylus brevipes and Leptodactylus intermedius (Leptodactylidae) from the synonymy of Leptodactylus petersii, following the revision of Gazoni, Lyra, Ron, Strüssmann, Baldo, Narimatsu, Pansonato, Schneider, Giaretta, Haddad, Parise-Maltempi, and Carvalho, 2021, Zool. Anz., 290: 117–134, who provided information on calls, morphology, larval morphology, and molecular markers for the Leptodactylus melanonotus group. 

4 January 2021: Added a comment under Centrolene savagei (Centrolenidae) noting the publication of Prado-Sañudo, Giraldo, and Bolívar-García, 2020, Bol. Cient., Univ. Caldas, Colombia, 24: 116–124, who reported on population status in the Western and Central Andes of Colombia.

4 January 2021: Added Leptobrachella bashaensis (Megophryidae), named by Lyu, Dai, Wei, He, Yuan, Shi, Zhou, Ran, Kuang, Guo, Wei, and Yuan, 2020, ZooKeys, 1008: 139–157, from Basha Nature Reserve, Congjiang, Guizhou Province, China

3 January 2021: Modified the range of Sphaerotheca pashchima (Dicroglossidae), referencing the publication of Dandekar, Sulakhe, and Padhye, 2020, Reptiles & Amphibians, 27: 390–396, who provided numbers of range extensions and a dot map confirmed by molecular assay.