Running log of additions and changes, 2022

I attempt to summarize here what work I have done on ASW starting 1 January 2022. 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  constructed automatically. 

21 May 2022: Modified the range statement for Alsodes valdiviensis (Alsodidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Rabanal, Correa-Quezada, and Gargiulo, 2022, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 5: 54–64, who reported a specimen from Isla Grande de Chiloé, southern Chile, and discussed its range. 

20 May 2022: Added a comment under Incilius tacanensis (Bufonidae), noting the publication of McCarthy, Shinn, Luna-Reyes, and Mendelson, 2022, ZooKeys, 1102: 149–161, who redescribed the species, summarized its biology and conservation status, and provided a range map. 

12 May 2022: Made substantial changes in Hyperolius (Hyperoliidae), extending from the revision by Channing, 2022, Zootaxa, 5134: 301–354, who discussed the systematics of the Hyperolius viridiflavus group, reidentified a number of GenBank sequences, redelimited the species, provided range maps, a molecular tree, and a summary of the color patterns for all of the named taxa in the synonymies, and characterized the advertisement calls. Species affected are Hyperolius viridiflavus, Hyperolius marmoratus, Hyperolius marginatus, Hyperolius parallelus, Hyperolius nitidulus, Hyperolius glandicolor, Hyperolius tuberculatus, Hyperolius mariae, Hyperolius noblei, Hyperolius goetzei, Hyperolius spatzi, Hyperolius bangwae, and Hyperolius dintelmanni. 

6 May 2022: Added Theloderma hekouense (Rhacophoridae), named by Du, Wang, Liu, and Yu, 2022, ZooKeys, 1099: 123–138, from Hekou, Yunnan, China. Previous confused with Theloderma rhododiscus

6 May 2022: Added a comment under Brachytarsophrys feae (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Chuaynkern, Makchai, and Chuaynkern, 2022, Agr. Nat. Res., Thailand, 56: 225–232, who reported on larval morphology from a population in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

6 May 2022: Added a comment under Kaloula nonggangensis (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Wei, Song, Yuan, and Wu, 2020, Chinese J. Zool., 55: 53–57, who reported the species from Wenshan National Nature Reserve (23°21′41″ N, 104°50′26″ E, altitude 1 300 m) near the town of Fadou, Xichou County, Yunnan Province, China

6 May 2022: Added a comment under Paramesotriton deloustali (Salamandridae) noting the publication of Wei, Tu, Wen, Zhang, Wang, and Yuan, 2021, Chinese J. Zool., 56: 617–623, who discussed morphology, molecular phylogenetics and habitat in southern Yunnan, China. 

3 May 2022: Modified the range statement for, and added a comment to, the Paramesotriton longliensis (Salamandridae) record, noting the publication of Li, Wei, Rao, and Yuan, 2021, Sichuan J. Zool., 40: 310–311, who provided a record from Malipo County, southern Yunnan, China, near the Vietnam border.

3 May 2022: Added a comment to the Melanophryniscus dorsalis (Bufonidae) record, noting the publication of Freire, Regnet, Machado, Loebmann, and Verrastro, 2022, Zootaxa, 5129: 442–446, who reported on larval morphology. 

2 May 2022: Added Desmognathus pascagoula (Plethodontidae), named by Pyron, O'Connell, Lamb, and Beamer, 2022, Zootaxa, 5133: 53–82, from southeastern Mississippi and southwestern Alamabama. 

29 April 2022: Added a comment under Rana wuyiensis (Ranidae), noting the publication of Wang, Zhang, Cai, Ding, and Zhang, 2022, MtDNA, Part B, 7: 676–677, who reported on the complete mt genome and on this evidentiary basis placed this as the sister taxon of Rana johnsi

29 April 2022: Added a comment under Salamandra infraimmaculata (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Candan, 2022, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (1: e307): 136–147, who provided a new record from Ivriz, Halkapınar, Konya Province, Turkey, and discussed morphometrics and niche modeling of the species. 

28 April 2022: Added Bolitoglossa cathyledecae (Plethodontidae), named by Ponce, Navarro, Morales, and Batista, 2022, Zootaxa, 5129: 543–556, from La Amistad International Park, in the highlands of western Panama. 

28 April 2022: Corrected a number of ranges to conform to the publication of Gvozdenović and Iković, 2022, Nat. Montenegrina, Podgorica, 14: 93–105, who reported on the amphibians and reptiles of Montenegro and their conservation status. 

28 April 2022: Added a comment under Amazophrynella (Bufonidae), noting the publication by Moraes, Werneck, Réjaud, Rodrigues, Prates, Glaw, Kok, Ron, Chaparro, Osorno-Muñoz, Vechio, Recoder, Marques-Souza, Rojas-Zamora, Demay, Hrbek, and Fouquet, 2022, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 136: 75–91, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the species and suggested that several more species remain to be named. 

27 April 2022: Modified the range statement of Zhangixalus burmanus (Rhacophoridae) and added a comment, noting the publication of Saikia, Sinha, Nanda, and Sengupta, 2022, Reptiles & Amphibians, 29: 268–269, who provided a record from  Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, northern India; they also mapped voucher-verified records from Nagaland and Manipur, India and noted that records from Bhutan and western Arunachal Pradesh are based solely on photographs. 

27 April 2022: Modified the range statement of Pristimantis jaguensis (Strabomantidae) and added a comment, noting the publication of Rivera-Correa, Correa-Medina, Venegas-Valencia, and Daza-R., 2022, Herpetol. Notes, 15: 215–227, who reported on the geographic and ecological distribution, its advertisement call, and high genetic diversity. 

27 April 2022: Modified the range statement of Kaloula pulchra (Microhylidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Pankaj and Nath, 2022, Reptiles & Amphibians, 29: 275–276, who provided a record from Jharkhand, India. 

22 April 2022: Modified the range statement for Trachycephalus hadroceps (Hylidae), and added a comment under that species noting the publication of Pinheiro, Santos-Costa, and Bitar, 2022, Herpetol. Notes, 15: 199–201, who reported the species from Caxiuanã National Forest, also from Pará State, Brazil, situated on the southern bank of the Amazon, between the Xingu and Tocantins Rivers. 

20 April 2022: Added Tylototriton tongziensis (Salamandridae), named by Li, Liu, Shi, Wei, and Wang, 2022, Zootaxa, 5128: 248–268, from Huanglian Nature Reserve, Tongzi County, Guizhou Province, China.

15 April 2022: Added a comment under Ambystoma mavortium (Ambystomatidae), noting the publication of Hossack, Lemos-Espinal, Sigafus, Muths, Carreón Arroyo, Toyos Martinez, Hurtado Felix, Molina Padilla, Goldberg, Jones, Sredl, Chambert, and Rorabaugh, 2022, Amphibia-Reptilia, 43: 13–23, who reported on the range in northern Sonora, Mexico, and discussed conservation issues. 

13 April 2022: Placed Strongylopus springbokensis (Pyxicephalidae) into the synonymy of Strongylopus grayii, Strongylopus fuelleborni, Strongylopus kitumbeine, and Strongylopus kilimanjaro into the synonymy of Strongylopus merumontanus, and added comments under StrongylopusStrongylopus bonaespei, Strongylopus fasciatus, Strongylopus grayii, Strongylopus rhodesianus, Strongylopus wageri, and Strongylopus merumontanus, noting the publication of Channing, Schmitz, Zancolli, Conradie, and Rödel, 2022, Rev. Suisse Zool., 129: 243–281, who reported on the molecular phylogenetics, systematics, advertisement calls, morphology, color patterns, and distributions of the species in the genus. 

11 April 2022: Added a comment under Rhacophoridae, noting the publication of Ellepola, Pie, Pethiyagoda, Hanken, and Meegaskumbura, 2022, Commun. Biol., 5(347): 1–14, who reported on species diversification and reproductive mode evolution within a molecular phylogenetic context. 

11 April 2022: Added a comment under Pseudoeurycea lineola (Plethodontidae), noting the publication of Sandoval-Comte, Vázquez-Corzas, and Pineda-Arredondo, 2022, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 5: 105–108, who verified the occurrence in the municipality of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, and described habitat. 

10 April 2022: Added a comment under Kaloula (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Othman, Putri, Messenger, Bae, Yang, Bova, Reed, Amin, Chuang, Jang, and Borzée, 2022, Integrative Zool., 17: 261–284, who reported on mtDNA phylogenetics and biogeography of the species within the genus. 

10 April 2022: Added a comment under Pelophylax caralitanus (Ranidae), noting the publication of Kıraç, Gidiş, Mert, and Başkale, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (e303): 76–85, who reported on the alarming and pending habitat diminution of range due to climate change.

10 April 2022: Added a comment under Ambystoma velasci (Ambystomatidae), noting the publication of Morales Garcia, Morales Garcia, Leyte-Manrique, and García Díaz, 2021, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 4: 173–176, who reported several localities in the vicinity of Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico. 

9 April 2022: Added a comment under Hynobius tsuensis (Hynobiidae), noting the publications of  Niwa, Kuro-o, and Nishikawa, 2021, Zool. Sci., Tokyo, 38: 259–266 (report on mtDNA–cyt b) and Niwa, Yoshikawa, Nishikawa, and Matsui, 2022, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 41: 125–131 (report on microsatellite data) who found that nominal Hynobius tsuensis is composed of two independent lineages. 

9 April 2022: Added a comment under Leptodactylus (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Cáffaro, Medina, Ponssa, and Díaz Gómez, 2022, Zool. Stud., Taipei, 61(5): 1–13, on the molecular phylogenetics and biogeography of the Leptodactylus fuscus group of species. 

8 April 2022: Added comments under the Curator's Blog, and Occidozyga (the exemplar taxon) noting the publication of Chan, Hertwig, Neokleous, Flury, and Brown, 2022, BMC Ecol. Evol., 22 (37): 1–9. I am seeing too many species descriptions and estimations of relationships being based solely on 16s rDNA (or some fragment thereof). My queasiness extended initially from the maternal inheritance of mtDNA and knowing that, at least in some lizards, populations of one well-marked species can carry the mitochondria of another via hybridization and subsequent introgression. So, I was pleased to see this discussion on the erratic or poor results of 16s rDNA-only studies of phylogenetic estimation and species delimitation. Let's hope it gets read where it might make a difference. 

8 April 2022: Added a comment under Ceratophrys aurita (Ceratophryidae), noting the publication of Mira-Mendes, Dias, Costa, Costa, Silva, Weber, and Zina, 2022, Zootaxa, 5124: 594–600, who reported on the external and internal oral cavity anatomy of the larva. 

8 April 2022: Added Craugastor bitoniumCraugastor candelariensisCraugastor cueyatlCraugastor polaclavus, Craugastor portilloensis, and Craugastor rubinus (Craugastoridae), all named by Jameson, Streicher, Manuelli, Head, and Smith, 2022, Herpetol. Monogr., 36: 1–48, as part of their study of the molecular phylogenetics, systematics, morphometrics, and miniaturization in frogs of their Craustor mexicanus series of Mexico and Guatemala. This also made for changes in range statements and addition of comments under Craugastor, and the other members of this group: Craugastor mexicanus, Craugastor omiltemanus, Craustor pygmaeusand Craugastor saltator

4 April 2022: Added a comment under Mantidactylus bellyi (Mantellidae), noting the publication of Rasolonjatovo, Scherz, Schmidt, Glos, Rakotoarison, Raselimanana, and Vences, 2022, PLoS One, 17(3: e0263764): 1–28, who reported on population diversification in mtDNA, morphology, bioacoustics, and ecology. 

4 April 2022: Added comments under Lyciasalamandra flavimembris and Lyciasalamandra fazilae (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Dilbe, Kıraç, and Başkale, 2022, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (1: e305: 94–105, who provided dot and niche-modeling distribution maps.

2 April 2022: Added Hynobius sumidai and Hynobius geiyoensis (Hynobiidae) from Honshu I., Japan, named by Sugawara, Naito, Iwata, and Nagano, 2022, Bull. Kanagawa Prefect. Mus. (Nat. Sci.), 51: 35–46, who noted that the species had previously been confused with Hynobius akiensis

2 April 2022: Added Hynobius owariensis (Hynobiidae), partitioned out of the former range of Hynobius vandenburghi, by Sugawara, Fujitani, Seguchi, Sawahata, and Nagano, 2022, Bull. Kanagawa Prefect. Mus. (Nat. Sci.), 51: 47–59. from the Chita Peninsula and surrounding areas of Nagoya-shi, Aichi Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. 

2 April 2022: Added comments under Sphaenorhynchus (Hylidae) and Gabohyla pauloalvini (Hylidae), noting the publication of Pereira Silva, Ceron, Silva, and Santana, 2022, Ecol. Evol., 12(e8754): 1–15, who reported on phylogenetics and biogeography of the tribe Sphaenorhynchini. 

1 April 2022: Added a comment under Bokermannohyla saxicola (Hylidae), noting the publication of Oswald, Lemes, Thomé, Pezzuti, Santos, Garcia, Leite, and Magalhães, 2022, J. Biogeograph., 49: 682–698, who reported on molecular biogeography and detection of four significant lineages. 

29 March 2022: Added a comment under Rhacophorus malabaricus (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Sandeep, Joelin, Sanil, and Antony, 2022, Zoosystema, 44: 159–176, who reported on the ontogeny from egg, through larval stages, to metamorphosis. 

29 March 2022: Added comments under Proceratophrys (Odontophrynidae) and Proceratophrys cristiceps, noting the publication of Vieira, Oliveira, Vieira, and Alves, 2022, PeerJ, 10(e12879): 1–30, who reported on morphometric and chromatic variation within nominal Proceratophrys cristiceps and suggested that the number of species within the Proceratophrys cristiceps group is over-estimated.

28 March 2022: Attempted to bring the synonymy of Cryptobranchus alleganiensis (Cryptobranchidae) up to speed with reference to the detailed nomenclatural discussion of Frétey and Raffaëlli, 2021, Bionomina, 25: 35–51. The authors recommend a five-species model (of which 2 remain without names) based on the formally unpublished work of Hime, 2017, Unpubl. PhD Diss., which although available online does not meet the requirements for publication. 

24 March 2022: Added comments under Pseudopaludicola boliviana, Pseudopaludicola saltica, Pseudopaludicola murundu, and Pseudopaludicola jaredi (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Andrade, Haga, Lyra, Gazoni, Zaracho, Haddad, Toledo, and Giaretta, 2022, Stud. Neotrop. Fauna Environ., 57: 66–82, who discussed and extended the geographic ranges on the basis of evidence from to call parameters, morphometrics, and molecular markers. 

19 March 2022: Added a comment under Scinax  belloni (Hylidae), noting the publication of Bang, Vidigal, Marinho, and Giaretta, 2022, Neotropical Biodiversity, 8: 68–72, who reported on the vocal repertoire. 

19 March 2022: Added comments under Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Bufonidae), Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Dicroglossidae), Fejervarya limnocharis (Dicroglossidae), Polypedates leucomystax (Rhacophoridae), and Leptobrachium smithi (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Chakravorty, Borah, and Bordoloi, 2002, Bull. Life Sci., India, 10: 47–54, who described larval morphology at Gosner stage 38 from populations in Assam, India.

18 March 2022: Added Hyalinobatrachium mashpi (from Mashpi Reserve, Pichincha Province, Ecuador) and Hyalinobatrachium nouns (from Cordillera de Toisán, Imbabura Province, Ecuador), named by Guayasamin, Brunner, Valencia-Aguilar, Franco-Mena, Ringler, Medina Armijos, Morochz, Bustamante, Maynard, and Culebras, 2022, PeerJ, 10(e13109): 1–34.

18 March 2022: Modified the range statement to include Mizoram, India, and added a comment under Nasutixalus jerdonii (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Muansanga, Malsawmdawngliana, Mathipi, Bualchhuak, and Lalremsanga, 2022, Reptiles & Amphibians, 29: 55–58, who reported on the range in Mizoram, India, and diet. 

18 March 2022: Corrected the authorship of Ramanella Rao in Rao and Ramanna, 1925 (now a synonym of Uperodon, Microhylidae) and corrected the spelling of the name Ramanella symbiotica (= Uperodon variegata), following the discussion by Sherwood, 2022, Reptiles & Amphibians, 29: 257–258. 

18 March 2022: Added Amolops aniquiaoensis (Ranidae) to the Indian fauna.  Saikia, Laskar, Sinha, Debnath, Sengupta, Das, Shabnam, Kharkongor, and Dinesh, 2022, Reptiles & Amphibians, 29: 214–224, reported the species and Amolops andicola from Siyum towards Taliha, Upper Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, India (28.337°N, 94.031°E; elev. 563 m asl). They also provided a genetically-confirmed record of Amolops indoburmanensis from Murlen Village, Champhai District, Mizoram, India. 

13 March 2022: Added a comment under Ameerega pulchripecta (Dendrobatidae), noting the publication of Pezzuti, Araújo, Sanches, Pedroso-Santos, Dias-Souza, and Costa-Campos, 2022, Zootaxa, 5115: 295–300, who described the tadpole and its chondrocranium.

11 March 2022: Added a comment under Arthroleptis wahlbergii (Arthroleptidae), noting the publication of Buschau, Jordaan, Conradie, and Daniels, 2022, J. Biogeograph., 49: 445–459, who reported on mtDNA phylogeography. 

8 March 2022: Added comments under most species of Desmognathus (Plethodontidae), noting the publication of Pyron, O'Connell, Lemmon, Lemmon, and Beamer, 2022, Ecol. Evol., 12 (2: e8574): 1–38, who provided molecular evidence of whether current species names applied to complexes of unnamed lineages or where the represent cohesive single lineages. 

7 March 2022: Added a comment under Pipa (Pipidae), noting the publication of Fouquet, Cornuault, Rodrigues, Werneck, Hrbek, Acosta-Galvis, Massemin, Kok, and Ernst, 2022, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 170 (107442): 1–14, who reported on molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, and reproductive evolutionamong the species. 

7 March 2022: Made a relatively large number of comments extending from the publication by Badjedjea, Masudi, Akaibe, and Gvoždík, 2022, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (1: e301): 35–70, who commented on the amphibians of Kokolopori Bonobo Nature Reserve, Tshuapa Province, Dem. Rep. Congo. What makes this publication particularly interesting and useful is that it does not gloss over problems with identification or with existing taxonomy, but provides lucid if brief summaries of the state of knowledge. 

7 March 2022: Added Allobates paleci (Aromobatidae), named by Silva, Marques, Folly, and Santana, 2022, PeerJ, 10 (e13026): 7–8, from the right bank of the Teles Pires River, Jacareacanga municipality, Pará state, Brazil .

4 March 2022: Modified the range statement for Alsodes coppingeri (Alsodidae) and added a comment to that record noting the publication of Barrasso, Úbeda, Cotichelli, and Basso, 2022, Neotropical Biodiversity, 8: 21–30, who reported and confirmed genetically the species from near Lago del Desierto, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina and provided a dot range map for the species. 

1 March 2022: Added Onychodactylus pyrrhonotus (Hynobiidae), named by Yoshikawa and Matsui, 2022, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 41: 82–100, from central Honshu, Japan. 

28 February 2022: Added comments under Bufo torrenticola (Bufonidae) and Bufo japonicus, noting the publication by Tanaka and Nishikawa, 2022, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 41: 8–23, who compared their morphological larval development . 

27 February 2022: Added a comment under Tylototriton verrucosus (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Pomchote, Peerachidacho, Sapewisut, Hernandez, Onishi, and Nishikawa, 2022, J. Asia-Pacific Biodiversity, 15: 30–39, who reported on the morphological variation, conservation status, and molecular markers of a population from Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park (DPHPNP), Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. 

23 February 2022: Added Stumpffia bishopi (Microhylidae), named by Rakotoarison, Glaw, Rasolonjatovo, Razafindraibe, Vences, and Scherz, 2022, Evol. Syst., 6: 21–33, from high elevations of the Montagne d’Ambre, northern Madagascar. 

16 February 2022: Added Theloderma khoii (Rhacophoridae), named by Ninh, Nguyen, Nguyen, Hoang, Siliyavong, Nguyen, Le, Le, and Ziegler, 2022, Eur. J. Taxon., 794: 72-90, from Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam, near the Yunnan, China, border. 

16 February 2022: Added comments under Leptodactylus (Leptodactylidae), Leptodactylus latrans, Leptodactylus luctator, Leptodactylus paranaru, and Leptodactylus payaya, noting the publication by Magalhães, Camurugi, Lyra, Baldo, Gehara, Haddad, and Garda, 2022, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 169 (107398): 1–15, who reported on systematics, evolutionary history, and ranges of the members of Leptodactylus latrans complex.

16 February 2022: Modified the range statement for Phyllobates bicolor (Dendrobatidae) and added a comment in that record noting the publication of González-Santoro, Palacios-Rodríguez, Hernández-Restrepo, Mejía-Vargas, and Amézquita, 2022, Zootaxa, 5100: 145–150, who described the advertisement and courtship calls from a population found in Santa Cecilia, Risaralda, Colombia, and discussed previous literature. 

16 February 2022: Added a comment under Rhinella festae (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Batallas-Revelo and Brito-M., 2022, Neotropical Biodiversity, 8: 31–34, who reported on the call. 

16 February 2022: Added Synapturanus danta (Microhylidae), named by Chávez, Thompson, Sánchez, Chávez-Arribasplata, and Catenazzi, 2022, Evol. Syst., 6: 14. Holotype: CORBIDI 21050, by original designation. Type locality: "Campamento Quebrada Federico (02° 31'34.7"S, 70° 39'17.2"W; 110 m a.s.l.), Putumayo Province, Loreto Department, Peru". http://zoobank.orgC55B4D25-62C8-42C2-8AA0-501F9086BC02

15 February 2022: Added a comment under Phyllodytes amadoi (Hylidae), noting the publication of Vörös, Dias, Bolaños, and Solé, 2022, Salamandra, 58: 71–75, who described larval morphology from the type locality. 

15 February 2022: Added Elachistocleis sikuani (Microhylidae), named Acosta-Galvis, Tonini, and de Sá, 2022, Zootaxa, 5099: 547–548, from Maní Municipality, Casanare Department, Colombia, and, by the same author, Elachistocleis tinigua, from La Macarena Municipality, Meta Department, Colombia. 

15 February 2022: Added Gastrotheca flavodactyla (Hemiphractidae), named by Echevarría, Paluh, García Ayachi, Venegas, Catenazzi, Pradel, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2022, Salamandra, 58: 1–23, from Cruz Grande, Ongón District, Pataz province, La Libertad department, Peru, and, also in the same paper, Gastrotheca trachyplevra, from María, Colcamar District, Luya province, Amazonas department, Peru.

15 February 2022: Added comments under Nasikabatrachidae and Sooglossidae, together forming the superfamily Sooglossoidea, noting the publication of Blotto, Biju, Pereyra, Araujo-Vieira, Faivovich, and Grant, 2022, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 135: 336–393, who reported on hand and foot musculature, including synapomorphies of the superfamily, convergences within the taxon, and who discussed hind limb digging in anurans. 

15 February 2022: Added a comment under Mantellinae (Mantellidae), noting the publication of Mezzasalma, Andreone, Odierna, Guarino, and Crottini, 2022, Comp. Cytogenet., 16: 1–16, who reported on karyological evolution within the subfamily. 

14 February 2022: Added a comment under Dendrobatoidea, noting the publication of Cavalcanti, Luna, Faivovich, and Grant, 2022, J. Anat., 240: 447–465, who reported on morphological synapomorphies of groups within the superfamily with special reference to the morphology of the hands. 

14 February 2022: Added Microhyla nakkavaram (Microhylidae), named by Garg, Sivaperuman, Gokulakrishnan, Chandramouli, and Biju, 2022, Zool. Stud., Taipei, 61 (2): 1–23, from Great Nicobar Island, Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago, India. The authors also addressed the confusing status of Microhyla heymonsi

11 February 2022: Added Tylototriton daloushanensis Zhou, Xiao & Luo in Luo, Yan, Xiao, Wei, Deng, and Zhou, 2022, Zool. Syst., Beijing, 47: 66–88, from . Holotype: GZNU 20180806001, by original designation. Type locality: "Huoqiuba Nature Reserve, Suiyang, Guizhou, China, . . . (28.4805° N, 107.0764° E, elev. 1501 m; . . .)".

10 February 2022: Added comments to > 65 species records, noting the remarkable publication of Pezzuti, Leite, Rossa-Feres, and Garcia, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 22 (Special Issue): 1–109, who described and discussed larval morphology and natural history as well as providing an in-depth discussion of previous efforts towards larval description, and an identification key to the larvae of the region of the Espinhaço Range, southeastern Brazil. There is no way I could do this publication justice in small comments; the density of information in this publication is impressive. 

9 February 2022: Added three species of Boulenophrys (Megophryidae) from Guangdong, China, published in Wang, Zeng, Lyu, Qi, Liu, Chen, Lu, Xiao, Lin, Chen, and Wang, 2022, Zootaxa, 5099: 91–119: (1) Boulenophrys fengshunensis Wang, Zeng, Lyu, and Wang, from Mt. Tongguzhang, Fengshun, Meizhou; (2) Boulenophrys hungtai Wang, Zeng, Lyu, Xiao, and Wang from Mt. Liwangzhang, Jiexi, Jieyang; and (3) Boulenophrys puningensis Wang, Zeng, Lyu, Xiao, and Wang from Longkeng Village, Daping Town, Puning, Jieyang. 

9 February 2022: Added comments and to a number of Ptychadena records (Ptychadenidae) and modified range statements to comply with the evidence provided by Reyes-Velasco, Goutte, Freilich, and Boissinot, 2021, ZooKeys,  1070: 135–149, who examined DNA of type specimens to clarify identities and name applications within the Ptychadena neumanni complex in Ethiopia. 

9 February 2022: Modified the range statement and added a comment, noting the publication of Wu, Pawangkhanant, Chen, Gao, Suwannapoom, and Che, 2021, Biodiversity Data J., 9 (e74097): 1–15, who reported Leptobrachella ventripunctata (Megophryidae), genetically confirmed, from Doi Tung, Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand, 650 m elevation. 

9 February 2022: Added a comment under Euphlyctis karaavali (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Dinesh, Channakeshavamurthy, Deepak, and Ghosh, 2021, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, 12: 355–361, who discussed conservation status, range (including a dot map), morphometrics, and molecular markers. 

8 February 2022: Added Diasporus lynchi (Eleutherodactylidae), named by Ospina-Sarria, Velásquez-Trujillo, Castaño Saavedra, Castillo, and Bolívar-García, 2022, PeerJ, 10(e12765): 1–22, from San Marcos, 54 m elevation, on the Río Tatabro (= tributary of Río Anchicayá, 3° 41′ N, 76° 56′ W; datum = WGS84), Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. 

7 February 2022: Added Scinax albertinae (Hylidae), named by Ferrão, Moravec, Ferreira, Moraes, and Hanken, 2022, Breviora, 573: 1–36, from the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve, municipality of Novo Airão, Amazonas, Brazil.

6 February 2022: Added Eleutherodactylus potosiensis (Eleutherodactylidae), named by Hernández-Austria, García-Vázquez, Grünwald, and Parra-Olea, 2022, Syst. Biodiversity, 20: 1–20, from El Nacimiento, near 12 km northeast of the municipality of Tanlajás, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Eleutherodactylus rubrimaculatus was also resurrected from the synonymy of Eleutherodactylus nebulosus

4 February 2022: Added a comment under Itapotihyla langsdorffii (Hylidae) noting the publication of Airaldi-Wood, Pérez de Molas, and González-Soria, 2021, Kempffiana, 17(2): 22–29, who reported the species from Caaguazu Department, eastern Paraguay, and summarized the records for that country. 

4 February 2022: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Leptobrachella eos (Megophryidae) noting the first record for Thailand published by Wu, Chen, Pawangkhanant, Yothawut, Karuno, Suwannapoom, and Che, 2022, Herpetozoa, Wien, 35: 25–32.

4 February 2022: Added many citations to Zug, 2022, Smithson. Contrib. Zool., 653: 1–113, who provided keys to genera and brief discussions of the habitat, range, and systematics of the species of amphibians found, or expected to be found, in Myanmar. A very useful volume. 

3 February 2022: Added Pristimantis cryptopictus (Strabomantidae), named by Patiño-Ocampo, Duarte-Marín, and Rivera-Correa, 2022, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 5: 60–90. from the northern part of the Cordillera Central of Colombia.

31 January 2022: Added a comment under Triturus karelinii (Salamandridae), noting the publication by Pourhallaji, Dargahi, Kami, Rastegar-Pouyani, and Abed, 2021, J. Wildl. Biodivers., Arak, 5: 44–52, who reported on species distribution modelling in Iran.

25 January 2022: Added Pristimantis blasi (Strabomantidae), named by Duarte-Marín, Montoya-Marín, and Rivera-Gómez, 2022, Zootaxa, 5093: 218–232 from ESMA Alto Amurrupá, Santa Cecilia, municipality of Pueblo Rico, department of Risaralda, Colombia.

23 January 2022: Modified the range statement of Peltophryne florentinoi (Bufonidae) and added a comment, noting the publication of Díaz, Lemm, Briggs, Clark, Dannenberg, Gamber, Kelly, Laughlin, Markowski, Shelley, and Van Bakel, 2019, Novit. Caribaea, Santo Domingo, 13: 122–124, who provided a record from Guajimico, Cienfuegos Province, Cuba. 

23 January 2022: Added Conraua kamancamarai (Conrauidae), named by Neira-Salamea, Doumbia, Hillers, Sandberger-Loua, Kouamé, Brede, Schäfer, Blackburn, Barej, and Rödel, 2022, Zoosyst. Evol., Berlin, 98: 23–42, from the Fouta Djallon Region, Guinea. 

21 January 2022: Added a comment under Eleutherodactylus patriciae (Eleutherodactylidae), noting the publication of Marte-Pimental, Díaz, and Incháustegui, 2022, Novit. Caribaea, Santo Domingo, 19: 1–13, who reported on the advertisement call. 

21 January 2022: Added a comment under Hyperolius fusciventris (Hyperoliidae), noting the sympatry of Hyperolius fusciventris fusciventris and Hyperolius fusciventris lamtoensis in Tai National Park, southwestern Ivory Coast, suggesting that they represent distinct species; also added a comment under Amnirana albolabris (Ranidae), noting an unnamed species, both comments resting on the publication of Oussou, Assemian, Kouadio, and Tiédoué , 2022, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 16 (1, e298): 1–13. 

20 January 2022: Added a comment under Zhangixalus (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Dufresnes, Ambu, Prasad, Borzée, and Litvinchuk, 2022, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 135: 40–51. 

20 January 2022: Added comments under Rhacophorus bipunctatus (Rhacophoridae) and Xenophrys serchhipii (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Raj, Dutta, and Lalremsanga, 2022, Zootaxa, 5092: 493–500, who described larval morphology. 

20 January 2022: Added a comment under Paradactylodon mustersi (Hynobiidae), noting the publication of Böhme and Jablonski, 2022, Bonn Zool. Bull., 71: 1–7, who provided a translation and discussion of Nawabi, 1965, Science, Kabul, 1965: 21–25 (in Farsi and not seen), on the life history and morphology.

17 January 2022: Placed Limnonectes liui into the synonymy of Limnonectes limborgi (Dicroglossidae), following the publication of Huang, Li, Liu, Stuart, Yuan, and Zhao, 2022, Zootaxa, 5092: 116–126. 

17 January 2022: Added Pristimantis postducheminorum (Strabomantidae), named by Palacios-Rodríguez, Daza-R., and Mazariegos-H., 2022, Zootaxa, 5092: 67–84, from the municipality of Andes, Department of Antioquia, Colombia.

17 January 2022: Modified ranges, added Gephyromantis pedronoi (Mantellidae, from southeastern Madagascar), placed Gephyromantis sculpturatus into the synonymy of Gephyromantis plicifer, and added comments reflecting the dense genetic study of the Gephyromantis plicifer complex (Gephyromantis luteus, Gephyromantis plicifer, and Gephyromantis sculpturatus), including genetic data from relevent types, by Vences, Köhler, Andreone, Craul, Crottini, Du Preez, Preick, Rancilhac, Rödel, Scherz, Streicher, Hofreiter, and Glaw, 2021, Spixiana, München, 44: 175–202. 

15 January 2022: Added comments under Triturus karelinii (Salamandridae), Pelobates syriacus (Pelobatidae), Pelodytes caucasicus (Pelodytidae), Bufo verrucosissimus (Bufonidae), Bufotes sitibundus (Bufonidae), Hyla orientalis (Hylidae), Rana macrocnemis (Ranidae), and Pelophylax ridibundus (Ranidae), noting the publication of Gasimova, 2021, Biharean Biol., 15: 112–116, who discussed their ranges in Azerbaijan, and provided dot maps.

15 January 2022: Modified the range statement for Epicrionops petersi (Rhinatrematidae) and added a comment to the species record noting the first record from Colombia by Chaves-Portilla, López-Ordóñez, Fernández-Roldán, and Lynch, 2021, Herpetol. Bull., London, 158: 35–36. 

15 January 2022: Modified the range statement for Theloderma baibungense (Rhacophoridae) and noted in a comment the publication of Biakzuala, Muansanga, Decemson, Hmar, Malsawmdawngliana, Mathipi, and Lalremsanga, 2022, Reptiles & Amphibians, 29: 66–70, who discussed systematics, the range, and provided a new record from Mizoram, northeastern India. 

14 January 2022: Added a comment under Ranitomeya (Dendrobatidae), noting the publication of Muell, Chávez, Prates, Guillory, Kahn, Twomey, Rodrigues, and Brown, 2022, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 168 (107389): 1–10, who reported on phylogenetics within the taxon based on ultraconserved elements. 

14 January 2022: Added a comment under Sphaerotheca maskeyi (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication by Gosavi and Yadav, 2022, Reptiles & Amphibians, 29: 70–82, who reported on vocalization. 

13 January 2022: Added Pristimantis gretathunbergae (Strabomantidae), named by Mebert, González-Pinzón, Miranda, Griffith, Veselý, Schmid, and Batista, 2022, ZooKeys, 1081: 1–34, from Panamá. 

10 January 2022: Extended the range of Limnonectes nguyenorum (Dicroglossidae) to southern Yunnan, China, based on the publication of Liu, Mo, and Rao, 2022, Herpetozoa, Wien, 35: 1–7, provided the first record from China (Daweishan Nature Reserve, southern Yunnan, China). 

10 January 2022: Modified the range statement for Odorrana macrotympana (Ranidae) and added a comment under that species noting the publication by Liu, Rao, Zhang, Lwin, Mo, Zuo, Yin, Quan, and Li, 2022, Herpetozoa, Wien, 35: 9–19, who redescribed and provided images of the type, reported on the phylogenetic position based on a Bayesian tree of 16s mtDNA, finding it the sister taxon of Odorrana tiannanensis; the authors also provided the first records from Myanmar, from Nam Pa Gon and Nam E Zu sections, Htamanthi Wildlife Sanctuary, Sagaing Division.

10 January 2022: Added Pristimantis burtoniorum and Pristimantis maryanneae (Strabomantidae), both named by Reyes-Puig, Reyes-Puig, Franco-Mena, Jost, and Yánez-Muñoz, 2022, ZooKeys, 1081: 35–87, from Baños township, Tungurahua Province, Republic of Ecuador. 

10 January 2022: Added a comment under Tylototriton taliangensis (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Shu, Hou, Cheng, Shu, Lin, Wang, Li, Song, Jiang, and Xie, 2022, Zool. Res., Kunming, 43: 129–146, discussed (as Liangshantriton taliangensis) molecular phylogeography, historical biogeography, conservation genetics, and conservation recommendations. 

9 January 2022: Modified the range statement for Phrynomedusa appendiculata (Phyllomedusidae) and noted the publication of Moraes, Baêta, Amaro, Martensen, and Pavan, 2022, Zootaxa, 5087: 522–540, reported on the first collection of this species in  51 years (from Parque Estadual Nascentes do Paranapanema, Capão Bonito municipality, state of São Paulo, Brazil) and detailed the comparative morphology, molecular markers, and advertisement call.

9 January 2022: Added Occidozyga shiwandashanensis (Dicroglossidae), named by Chen, Peng, Liu, Huang, Liao, and Mo, 2022, Zool. Res., Kunming, 43: 85–89, from Mount Shiwandashan, Fangcheng, Guangxi, China.

8 January 2022: Added Kurixalus qionglaiensis (Rhacophoridae), named by Guo, Zhong, Leung, Wang, and Hu, 2022, Zool. Res., Kunming, 43: 90–94, from Pingle Town, Qionglai City, Sichuan Province, southwestern China. Very likely identical to Kurixalus silvaenais, named on 31 December 2021. 

7 January 2022: Rejected subfamilies in Hemiphractidae, based on the publication of Echevarría, De la Riva, Venegas, Rojas-Runjaic, Dias, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2021, Cladistics, 37: 375–401. This is an important paper in evaluating the effects of assumptions in alignment and tree-building in phylogenetic estimations. 

4 January 2022: Added a comment under Scinax squalirostris (Hylidae), noting the publication of Abreu-Jardim, Jardim, Ballesteros-Mejia, Maciel, and Garcia, 2022, Diversity & Distributions, 27: 1519–1535, who reported on molecular phylogeography and distribution. 

3 January 2022: Added a comment under Pelodytes caucasicus (Pelodytidae), noting the publication of Ergül Kalaycı, Gümüşsoy, and Gül, 2021, J. Anatol. Environ. Animal Sci., 6: 712–716, who reported on morphological variation in Anatolia, Turkey. 

1 January 2022: Added a comment under Bufo gargarizans (Bufonidae) noting the publication of Yu, Wang, Vasconcellos, and Li, 2021, J. Zool. Syst. Evol. Res., 59: 2180–2188, who reported on the evolution (as Bufo minshanicus) of sexual dimorphism on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

1 January 2022: Added Pristimantis gagliardi and Pristimantis okmoi (Strabomantidae), both named by Ortega-Andrade, Deichmann, and Chaparro, 2021, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 21: 41–64. Also, expanded the Pristimantis imitatrix record based on the same paper.