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 was not  constructed automatically and focused on publications rather than on particular changes and fixes.

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, 2022 "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.