Running log of additions and changes, 2023

I attempt to summarize here what work I have done on ASW starting 1 January 2023. 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. 

27 January 2023: Modified the range statements and added comments for Leptodactylus latrans (Leptodactylidae), Leptodactylus mystacinus, and Leptodactylus caatingae, noting the publication of Dubeux, Gonçalves, Palmeira, Vieira, Lobo-Araújo, Mott, and Magalhães, 2023, Herpetol. Notes, 16: 83–86, who provided the first records of these species for the state of Alagoas, northeastern Brazil, and provided dot maps for the species 

21 January 2023: Added a comment under Limnonectes leytensis (Dicroglossidae) noting the publication of Flores, Diesmos, and Nuñeza, 2023, Biodiversitas, 24: 133–139, reported on larval morphology and life history. 

21 January 2023: Modified the range statement for Elachistocleis pearsei (Microhylidae) and added a comment, noting the publication of Vargas and Barrio-Amorós, 2023, Reptiles & Amphibians, 30: 1–2, who reported (photo voucher only) the species for the first time from Costa Rica, from Mango de Laurel, Corredores, Puntarenas (08°27′17.93″N 82°54′37.58″W, 19 m elevation). 

20 January 2023: Added Hyloscirtus tolkieni (Hylidae), named bySánchez-Nivicela, Falcón-Reibán, and Cisneros-Heredia, 2023, ZooKeys, 1141: 75–92, from Parque Nacional Río Negro- Sopladora, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador.

17 January 2023: Added Colombia to the range statement for Epicrionops marmoratus (Rhinatrematidae) and added a comment under that record, noting the publication of Fernández-Roldán, Lynch, and Medina-Rangel, 2022, Herpetol. Bull., London, 161: 34–36, reported the species from Nariño, southwestern Colombia and discussed the specimens and the range. 

14 January 2023: Added a comment under Pseudopaludicola mystacalis (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Porto, Fazolato, Marques, Batalha, Napoli, Garda, Carvalho, and Fernandes, 2022, Amphibia-Reptilia, 43: 315–329, wo identified 10 mtDNA matrilines within the species range.    

14 January 2023: Added comments under Brachycephalus (Brachycephalidae), Brachycephalus bufonoides, Brachycephalus crispus, Brachycephalus darkside, Brachycephalus ephippium, Brachycephalus guarani, Brachycephalus margaritatus, and Brachycephalus toby, noting the publication of Folly, Luna-Dias, Miguel, Ferreira, Machado, Lopes, and Pombal, 2023, Acta Zool., Stockholm, 104: 71–105, who reviewed the osteology of the Brachycephalus ephippium group.

14 January 2023: Added comments under Leptopelis macrotis, Leptopelis millsoni, and Leptopelis rufus (Hyperoliidae), noting the publication of Jaynes, Myers, Gvoždík, Blackburn, Portik, Greenbaum, Jongsma, Rödel, Badjedjea, Bamba-Kaya, Baptista, Akuboy, Ernst, Kouete, Kasumba, Masudi, McLaughlin, Nneji, Onadeko, Penner, Vaz Pinto, Stuart, Tobi, Zassi-Boulou, Leaché, Fujita, and Bell, 2022, Mol. Ecol., 31: 3979–3998, wo reported on molecular and morphological systematics, biogeography, and advertisement call.

13 January 2023: Added a comment under Paratelmatobius mantiqueira (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Moroti, Severgnini, Bolovon, Toledo, and Muscat, 2022, J. Nat. Hist., London, 56: 1563–1584, who reported on natural history, advertisement calls, and tadpole morphology. 

13 January 2023: Placed Uperoleia inundata (Myobatrachidae) into the synonymy of Uperoleia crassa, following the publication of Jaya, Tanner, Whitehead, Doughty, Keogh, Moritz, and Catullo, 2022, Mol. Ecol., 31: 4527–4543. 

12 January 2023: Added comments under Leptopelis (Hyperoliidae), Leptopelis diffidens, Leptopelis gramineus, Leptopelis rugosus (formerly Leptopelis montanus), Leptopelis shebellensis n. sp., Leptopelis susanae, and Leptopelis xeniae n. sp. to note the revision of the Leptopelis gramineus complex in Ethiopia by Goutte, Reyes-Velasco, Kassie Teme, and Boissinot, 2022, ZooKeys, 1128: 63–97, including a review of relevant literature, comparative morphology, advertisement calls, genetic markers, distribution maps, and natural history. Very nice to see the genitive for Xenia Freilich, recognizing her high-quality work on Ethiopian frogs. 

11 January 2023: Added a comment under Rhinella diptycha (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Sousa, Benício, and Fonseca, 2022, Biosphere Comun. Cient., 2: 16–22, who reported on intrapopulational variation in Piauí, Brazil. 

11 January 2023: Added comments under Brachytarsophrys popei, Boulenophrys nanlingensis, Boulenophrys ombrophila, and Boulenophrys shimentaina (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Qian, Li, Chen, Li, and Yang, 2023, ZooKeys, 1139: 1–32, who described larval morphology and discussed ranges. 

10 January 2023: Added a comment under Pulchrana glandulosa (Ranidae), noting the publication of Ong and Shahriza, 2022, Amphibia-Reptilia, 43: 457–462, who reported on vocalizations in peninsular Malaysia. 

10 January 2023: Added a comment under Fejervarya kawamurai (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Yang, Wo, Shao, Liao, Tong, Brown, and Jin, 2022, Asian Herpetol. Res., 13: 232–241, who suggested on the basis of two mtDNA loci and 8 nuDNA loci that nominal Fejervarya kawamurai is composed of two lineages, one corresponding to the Zhoushan Archipelago, Zhejiang, China and Japan, and the other from most parts of Chinese mainland. No taxonomic remedy was taken by these authors. 

10 January 2023: Added comments under Triturus cristatus and Triturus marmoratus (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Arntzen, 2023, Biol. J. Linn. Soc., 138: 75–88, who reported on a hybrid zone in western France,  with a general discussion of the effect of climate change. 

10 January 2023: Added a comment under Pelophylax (Ranidae), noting the publication of Cuevas, Patrelle, Ciavatti, Gendre, Sourrouille, Géniez, Doniol-Valcroze, and Crochet, 2022, Salamandra, 58: 218–230, who described a molecular technique that allows a comparatively rapid identification of members of the Pelophylax perezi–Pelophylax grafi hybridogenetic system and the Pelophylax lessonae–Pelophylax esculentus hybridogenetic system. 

9 January 2023: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Leptobrachella wulingensis (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Liu, Li, Cheng, Chen, Zhang, and Wei, 2021, Sichuan J. Zool., 40: 189–195, who reported the species (genetically confirmed) from Fanjingshan in Jiangkou County, Guizhou Province, China. 

9 January 2023: Added comments under Oreobates berdemenos and Oreobates discoidalis (Strabomantidae), noting the publication of Akmentins, Boullhesen, García, and Martínez, 2022, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 25: 28–33, who transferred the populations of nominal Oreobates discoidalis from Jujuy and Salta, Argentina, to Oreobates berdemenos on the basis of call structure. They did not report on the calls from the type locality of Oreobates discoidalis (Tucumán) or from populations assigned to this species from Bolivia, nothing that both now require confirmation as does the taxonomic status of Oreobates berdemenos itself (named in 2014) with respect to Oreobates discoidalis (named in 1895). 

9 January 2023: Added a comment under Rhinella spinulosa (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Alveal, Rivera, Pinochet, and Díaz-Páez, 2022, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 25: 1–11, who modeled the current and future distribution with global warming. 

9 January 2023: Modified the range statement for Rhacophorus laoshan (Rhacophoridae) and added a comment noting the range extension to eastern Yunnan, China, by  Song, Airenda, Lan, Zhang, Liu, Li, Tie, Chen, Duan, and Yuan, Sichuan J. Zool., 41: 664–665. 

8 January 2023: Placed Pseudophilautus pardus as a synonym of Pseudophilautus viridis (Rhacophoridae), following the evidence presented by Wijayathilaka, Perera, Manamendra-Arachchi, Ellepola, Adhikari, Wijayasekara, Wickramasinghe, Prathap, and Meegaskumbura, 2023, Zootaxa, 5224: 459–472. 

6 January 2023: Added comments under Boana curupi, Boana joaquiniBoana semiguttata, and Boana stellae (Hylidae) noting the publication of Widholzer and Prieto-Torres, 2022, North-West. J. Zool., Romania, 18: 168–178, who discussed distribution modelling patterns, niche conservatism, and ecological differentiation of these species. 

6 January 2023: Added a comment under Rhinella granulosa (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Thomé, Carstens, Rodrigues, Galetti, Alexandrino, and Haddad, 2022, Heredity, 127: 363–372, discussed modeled distributions through time and the role of asynchony of seasons in affecting genetic differentiation in this species. 

5 January 2023: Added Caecilia epicrionopsoides, Caecilia atelolepis, and Caecilia macrodonta (Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae), all named from Colombia by Fernández-Roldán, Lynch, and Medina-Rangel, 2023, Zootaxa, 5227: 205–228, and who also rediagnosed Caecilia degenerata and excluded Caecilia corpulenta from the fauna of Colombia. 

5 January 2023: Added a comment under Pristimantis gutturalis (Strabomantidae), noting the publication of Lopes, Pedroso-Santos, Sousa, Santos, and Costa-Campos, 2022, Phyllomedusa, 21: 161–180, who reported on vocalizations, morphological variation, and morphometrics.  

3 January 2023: Added a large number of comments noting the report by Herlambang, Riyanto, Munir, Hamidy, Kimura, Eto, and Mumpuni, 2022, Treubia, 49: 67–84, on the fauna of the Natuna Islands, Indonesia.