Running log of additions and corrections, 2024

I attempt to summarize here what work I have done on ASW starting 1 January 2024. 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.

25 May 2024: Added a comment under Craugastor mimus (Craugastoridae), noting the publication of Rodríguez-Naranjo, Gómez-Campos, Hernández-Sánchez, and Abarca, 2024, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 7(e930): 79–83, who reported on the advertisement call. 

22 May 2024: Added Gephyromantis ampondo, Gephyromantis bemiray, Gephyromantis fuscus, and Gephyromantis makira (Mantellidae), all named from Madagascar by Vences, Köhler, Scherz, Hutter, Maheritafika, Rafanoharana, Raherinjatovo, Rakotoarison, Andreone, Raselimanana, and Glaw, 2024, Spixiana, München, 46: 297–319. 

22 May 2024: Added a new subspecies, Gephyromantis corvus bakilana (Mantellidae), named by Scherz, Rudolph, Rakotondratsima, Ratsoavina, Crottini, Andreone, Glaw, and Vences, 2024, Zootaxa, 5446: 205–220, from , as part of a molecular study of the systematics of the subgenus Phylacomantis

28 April 2024: Modified the range statement for Teratohyla midas (Centrolenidae) and added a comment noting the publication of Rivas, Muñoz-Saravia, Eversole, Powell, and Moreno-Aulo, 2024, Check List, 20: 559–563, who provided a record from the Department of Pando, Amazonian Bolivia, and discussed the range.    

28 April 2024: Added comments under Boulenophrys spinata and Boulenophrys leishanensis (Megophryidae), noting the publication of Shen, Liu, Tang, Peng, Li, Feng, Mu, and Su, 2024, Ecol. Evol., 14(e11318): 1–12, who described and compared their advertisement calls. 

26 April 2024: Modified the range statements and added comments under Allobates caeruleodactylus (Aromobatidae) and Osteocephalus cabrerai (Hylidae), noting the publication of Oliveira, Manzatto, and Sousa , 2024    , Rev. Observatorio Econ. Latinoamer., 22: 15, who noted the species in northeastern Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil. 

26 April 2024: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Rhinella ocellata (Bufonidae) reflecting the publication of Couto, Santos, Godoi, and Miguel, 2024, Cuad. Educ. Desarrollo, 16: 1–7, who discussed the range, provided a dot map, and provided new records from Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. 

26 April 2024: Added a comment under Phyllomedusinae (Hylidae), noting the publication of Almeida-Silva, Servino, Pontes-Nogueira, and Sawaya, 2024, PeerJ, 12(e17232): 1–29, who reported on molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the group. 

25 April 2024: Added a comment under Hyperolius substriatus (Hyperoliidae) noting the publication of Bittencourt-Silva, Kamouyiaros, Hartigan, and Okamura, 2024, J. Vert. Biol., Prague, 73(24009): 1–8, who discussed a method for extracting mtDNA from museum specimens. 

25 April 2024: Added a comment under Dendrobates tinctorius (Dendrobatidae), noting the publication by Sabino-Pinto, Mira, Lorioux-Chevalier, and Chouteau, 2024, Herpetol. Notes, 17: 243–250, who discussed the change in dorsal pattern throughout the life of individuals. 

25 April 2024: Modified the range of Micryletta hekouensis (Microhylidae) to include Vietnam, following the discussion by Nguyen, Liu, Tran, Tran, Trofimets, Dau, and Poyarkov, 2024, Herpetozoa, Wien, 37: 111–121. 

17 April 2024: Transferred Pterorana into synonymy of Hylarana (rendering Hylarana khare) and confirmed the synonymy of Frethia, Oreobatrachus, and Phrynoglossus with Occidozyga following the discussion in Mahony, Kamei, Brown, and Chan, 2024, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 74: 249–277. Watch this spot. 

13 April 2024: Added comments under Salamandrella (Hynobiidae), Salamandrella keyserlingii, and Salamandrella tridactyla, noting the publication of Liu, Duan, Wang, Zhao, and Liu, 2024, PLoS One, 19(2: e0298221): 1–14, who reported on the molecular (COI) variation within and among Salamandrella keyserlingii and Salamandrella tridactyla populations in northeastern China. 

13 April 2024: Added comments under Amphibia, Anura, Caudata, and Gymnophiona noting the publication of Serra Silva, 2024, J. Syst. Palaeontol., 22(1: 2321620): 1–21, who discussed the analytical issues and pitfalls involved in understanding the phylogenetics of fossil and living Lissamphibia.  

13 April 2024: Added a comment under Allophryne ruthveni (Allophrynidae), noting the publication of Dias, Delia, Taboada, Altig, and Rada, 2024, Sci. Nature, 111(21): 1–22, who reported on larval morphology and reproductive biology. 

12 April 2024: Added Amolops yangi (Ranidae), named by Wu, Yu, Lu, Yuan, and Che in Wu, Yu, Lu, Zhang, Dong, Liu, Felista, Xiong, Jiang, He, Yuan, and Che, 2024, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 74: 343–357, from Yunnan Province, China (26.43744°N, 98.75044°E; elevation 3496 m a.s.l.)"

5 April 2024: Added comments under Microhyla nilphamariensis and Microhyla ornata (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Srigyan, Samad, Singh, Karan, Chandra, Sinha, Vineeth, Das, Thomas, and Suyesh, 2024, PeerJ, 12(e16903): 1–34, who reported on their calls in detail.

5 April 2024: Added Boulenophrys elongata (Megophryidae), named by Zeng, Wang, Chen, Xiao, Zhan, Li, and Lin, 2024, Asian Herpetol. Res., 15: 12–21, from Mt. Lianhua, Huidong County, Huizhou City, Guangdong, China". 

5 April 2024: Added Brachytarsophrys wenshanensis (Megophryidae), named by Hem Huang, Li, Chen, and Yuan in He, Ai, Huang, Li, Liu, Lan, Chen, and Yuan, 2024, Asian Herpetol. Res., 15: 22_30, from Xiaoqiaogou District, Wenshan National Nature Reserve, Xichou County, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China (23˚22′7.26″N, 104˚47′18.95″E, 1470.64 m a.s.l.)". Not Zoobank registered so taxonomic act will take the date of the appearance of the paper-published version (currently unknown, DRF). 

2 April 2024: Added Pyxicephalus beytelli (Pyxicephalidae), named by Du Preez, Netherlands, Rödel, and Channing, 2024, Afr. J. Herpetol., 73: 61–89, from Khaudum National Park, Namibia, but known from Western Botswana, north-eastern Namibia, south-western Zambia, and southern Angola 

2 April 2024: Added comments under Phrynomantis bifasciatus and Phrynomantis affinis (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Becker and Channing, 2024, Afr. J. Herpetol., 73: 105–117, who described the advertisement calls, provided range extensions, and dot and polygon distribution maps.  

1 April 2024: Added a comment under Odonotphrynus americanus (Odontophrynidae), noting the publication of Souza, Neves Micalichen, Rocha, and Noleto, 2023, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 18: 61–67, who discussed the polyploidy (4N) of this species, its possible process of diploidization, and the reports of 2N and 3N (hybrid) individuals from Brazil and Argentina. 

1 April 2024: Added comments under Leptodactylus latinasus and Physalaemus albonotatus (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Acosta, Alvarez, Figueira, Castro Cavicchini, Vera, Cruz, and Nuñez, 2024, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 72(e53860): 1–17, who reported on projected changes, via niche modeling, in range due to climate change. 

31 March 2024: Added a comment under Hyla orientalis (Hylidae), noting the publication of Litvinchuk, Grishanov, Grishanova, and Skorinov, 2024, Russ. J. Herpetol., 31: 24–30, who reported on a range shift over the last 80 years in the Kaliningrad region of western Russia, presumably due to climate warming.

31 March 2024: Added comments under Bufotes baturae and Bufotes pewzowi (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Kidov, Ivolga, Kondratova, and Kidova, 2023, Curr. Stud. Herpetol., Saratov, 23: 27–35, who provided a morphometric comparison of the triploid Bufotes baturae with the diploid Bufotes pewzowi

31 March 2024: Added Rhinella kumanday (Bufonidae), named by Caicedo-Martínez, Henao-Osorio, Arias-Monsalve, Rojas-Morales, Ossa-López, Rivera-Páez, and Ramírez-Chaves, 2024, ZooKeys, 1196: 149–175, from the Cordillera Central of Colombia. 

28 March 2024: Added comments under Rana coreana, Rana huanrenensis, and Rana uenoi (Ranidae), noting the publication of Jung, Choi, Suh, and Do, 2024, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 43: 135–147, who discussed the current and expected ranges under climate change within Rep. Korea. 

28 March 2024: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Desmognathus amphileucus (Plethodontidae) noting the publication of Hutcheson, Pierson, and Maerz, 2024, Southeast. Nat., 23: 29–42, who reported a possibly introduced population in the Broad River drainage of Madison County, Georgia, USA, as part of a natural history study. 

28 March 2024: Added comments unf Hylarana latouchii, Odorrana tianmuii (Ranidae), Polypedates braueri, and Zhangixalus dennysi (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Kohler, Zhang, Messenger, An, Ghosh, Othman, Wang, Amin, Prasad, Wu, and Borzée, 2024, Herpetozoa, Wien, 37: 85–93, who provided new records from Jiangsu, China, as well as a dot maps for the species ranges. 

28 March 2024: Added many comments noting the publication of Vicente-Ferreira, Nascimento, Batista, Kardush, Reyes, and Garey, 2024, Biota Neotrop., 24(1: e20231526): 1–17, who provided records from the Refúgio Biológico Bela Vista, Paraná, southern Brazil (adjacent to the Paraguay border), as well as providing identification keys to these species based on larval and adult morphology. See Rhinella diptycha (Bufonidae), Boana albopunctata, Boana raniceps, Dendropsophus minutus, Dendropsophus nanus, Ololygon berthae, Scinax fuscovarius, Scinax granulatus, Scinax squalirostris, Trachycephalus "vermiculatus" (Hylidae), Elachistocleis bicolor (Microhylidae), Leptodactylus elenae, Leptodactylus fuscus, Leptodactylus plaumanni, Leptodactylus luctator, Leptodactylus podicipinus, Physalaemus cuvieri (Leptodactylidae), Odontophrynus reigi, and Proceratophrys avelinoi (Odontophrynidae). 

28 March 2024: Added a comment under Boana caiapo (Hylidae), noting the publication of Dias-Silva, Souza, Fadel, Adams, Bühler, and Pereira Silva, 2023, Acta Biol. Colombiana, 28: 540–543, who provided new records from Aragarças Municipality, Goiás, and Cocalinho Municipality, Mato Grosso, Brazil, provided a dot map of distribution, and discussed the range and conservation proposals. 

27 March 2024: Added comments under TriturusTriturus marmoratus, Triturus pygmaeus, and Triturus rudolfi noting the publicaiton of Kazilas, Dufresnes, France, Kalaentzis, Martínez-Solano, de Visser, Arntzen, and Wielstra, 2024, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 194 (108043): 1–11, who reported on molecular phylogeography. 

27 March 2024: Added Triturus rudolfi (Salamandridae), named by Arntzen, 2024, Contrib. Zool., Amsterdam: 1–23, from Lagoa Seca, Valado dos Frades, Portugal. The species was previously confused with Triturus pygmaeus

27 March 2024: Added a comment under Calyptocephalella gayi (Calyptocephalellidae), noting the publication of Contardo and Labra-Lillo, 2024, Conserv. Sci. Practice, 2024(e13106): 1–17, who provided a dot map, modeled the distribution, and discussed the conservation priorities. 

26 March 2024: Added a comment under Fejervarya kawamurai (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Takahashi and Sakyo, 2024, Nat. Hist. Rep. Kanagawa, 45: 31–37, who discussed the possible introduction to various sites in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. 

26 March 2024: Added a comment under Pseudopaludicola motorzinho (Leptodactylidae), noting the publication of Cavalheri, Ceron, Carrillo, Neves, and Santana, 2023, Southwest. Nat., 67: 283–290, who reported on ecological niche modeling, its range (including a dot map), and advertisement call variation.

26 March 2024: Added a comment under Onychodactylus zhangyapingi (Hynobiidae), noting the publication of Zhou, Li, Zhou, Zhou, Cui, and Zheng, 2024, Ecol. Evol., 14(e11132): 1–9, who reported on low mitogenetic variability throughout its range and commented on its conservation. 

26 March 2024: Added a comment under Incilius valliceps (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Cubas-Rodríguez, Antúnez-Fonseca, Johnson, Serafim, and Medrano, 2024, Caribb. J. Sci., 54: 47–51, who reported the species from the Bay Islands of Honduras, but could not determine whether it is a natural or introduced populations.  

26 March 2024: Added a comment under Atelopus varius (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Barrio-Amorós, Chaves, and Puschendorf, 2021, Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 1–15, who discussed surviving populations in Costa Rica, identified three distinct morphs, and provided a dot map. 

26 March 2024: Added a comment under Sclerophrys regularis (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Sorungbe, Oniya, Akinyele, and Odeyemi, 2023, Sci. Rev., 9: 15–22, who reported on karyotypic and morphometricl variation in Ondo state, Nigeria. 

17 March 2024: Started modifying the records of Pelophylax (Ranidae) to conform to the revision and discussion by Dufresnes, Monod-Broca, Bellati, Canestrelli, Ambu, Wielstra, Dubey, Crochet, Denoël, and Jablonski, 2024, Global Change Biol., 30 (e17180): 1–30. This paper is rich in ideas and suggestions for further research. Beyond noting a *lot* of lineages that lack names, the following synonymies for the western group have been included: Pelophylax bergeri -> Pelophylax lessonae bergeri, Pelophylax kurtmuelleri -> Pelophylax ridibundus kurtmuelleri, Pelophylax bedriagae -> Pelophylax ridibundus bedriagae, Pelophylax cypriensis -> Pelophylax ridibundus cypriensis, Pelophylax persicus -> Pelophylax ridibundus persicus, Pelophylax caralitanus -> Pelophylax ridibundus caralitanus, Pelophylax cerigensis -> Pelophylax ridibundus cerigensis, and Pelophylax terentievi -> Pelophylax ridibundus terentievi. Because of the enormity of changes it will take me some time to work through this. Revisions of the eastern group (e.g., Pelophylax plancyi, Pelophylax nigromaculatus, and relatives) have yet to be incorporated. 

15 March 2024: Added South Africa to the range of Ptychadena uzungwensis (Ptychadenidae) and added comment to that species record noting the publication of De Lange, Netherlands, and Du Preez, 2023, Afr. J. Herpetol., 72: 33–46, discussed the South African population, its call repertoire, and molecular and morphological identification.  

10 March 2024: Added a comment under Nyctibatrachus kempholeyensis (Nyctibatrachidae), noting the publication of Priti, Anisha, Thunga, Gururaja, Aravind, and Ravikanth, 2024, Conserv. Genetics, 25: 201–213, who reported on molecular phylogeography. 

10 March 2024: Added a comment under Ranitomeya variabilis (Dendrobatidae), noting the publication of Regnet, Lukas, Rödder, Wipfler, and Solé, 2023, Zoomorphology, 142: 477–486, who reported on tadpole external and internal morphology. 

7 March 2024: Added Adenomera albarena (Leptodactylidae), named by Martins, Mônico, Mendonça, Dantas, Souza, Hanken, Lima, and Ferrão, 2024, Zoosyst. Evol., 100: 235–253, from the white sands forests of central Amazonia, Brazil. A model revisionary study, addressing molecular markers, calls, adult and larval morphology and morphmentrics, and which addressed the Adenomera simonstuarti complex, which turns out to be a complex of species. 

5 March 2024: Added a comment under Sclerophrys arabica (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Alatawi, 2024, Russ. J. Herpetol., 31: 39–46, who discussed the range in Tabuk Province, northwestern Saudi Arabia. 

2 March 2024: Following Streicher, Wiens, Jocqué, García-Vázquez, and Smith, 2023, J. Vert. Biol., 72(23072): 1–24, placed Craugastor nefrens and Craugastor cyabnochthebius (Craugastoridae) into the synonymy of Craugastor campbelli, and placed Craugastor glaucus and Craugastor stuarti into the synonymy of Craugastor xucanebi

28 February 2024: Placed Dendropsophus luddecki (Hylidae) into the synonymy of Dendropsophus molitor, following Arias-Cárdenas, Barrientos, Pardo-Diaz, Paz, Crawford, and Salazar, 2023, Zool. J. Linn. Soc., https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlad085: 1–13.

26 February 2024: Added Raorchestes hekouensis (Rhacophoridae), named by Du, Xu, Liu, and Yu, 2024, ZooKeys, 1192: 213–235, from Liangzi, Hekou, Yunnan, China, 1200 m elevation.

26 February 2024: Added Leptobrachella guinanensis (Megophryidae), named by Chen, Li, Peng, and Liu in Chen, Li, Zhang, Liu, and Huang, 2024, ZooKeys, 1192: 257–279, from Shiwandashan National Nature Reserve, Shangsi County, Guangxi, China.

26 February 2024: Added a comment under Ommatotriton nesterovi (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Altunışık and Altunişik, 2023, Biol. Bull., 50: 476–478, who discussed the range and provided the easternmost record from Samsun, Türkiye.

23 February 2024: Added a comment under Hyalinobatrachium tatayoi (Centrolenidae), noting the publication of Rojas-Montoya, López-Aguirre, González-Acosta, and Vargas-Salinas, 2024, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 7: 60–82, who reported on advertisement, courtship, distress, and agonistic calls). 

21 February 2024: Placed Vitreorana uranoscopa into the synonymy of Vitreorana parvula (Centrolenidae), following Zucchetti and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2024, Zootaxa, 5415:: 351–391, who reported on molecular markers, comparative morphology, and advertisement calls to support this synonymy. 

20 February 2024: Added Odorrana leishanensis (Ranidae), named by Li, Chen, Su, Liu, Tang, and Wang, 2024, ZooKeys, 1192: 57–82, from Leigongshan Nature Reserve (26.3833°N, 108.1967°E; elevation 1830 m a.s.l.), Leishan County, Guizhou Province, China. 

20 February 2024: Added Zhangixalus yunnanensis (Rhacophoridae), named by Pan, Hou, Yu, and Liu, 2024, Zoosyst. Evol., 100: 183–197, from Mopan Mountain, Xinping County, Yunnan Province, China. 

15 February 2024: Added Atelopus calima (Bufonidae), named by Velásquez-Trujillo, Castro-Herrera, Lötters, and Plewnia, 2024, Salamandra, 60: 67–81, from "Colombia, Departamento del Valle del Cauca, Municipio de Yotoco, ca. km 18 on Buga–Buenaventura road, Bosque Reserva Forestal Yotoco (approximately 3°52’ N, 76°25’ W), 1530 m a.s.l."

15 February 2024: Added a comment under Nyctixalus margaritifer (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Ibnudarda, Farajallah, Perwitasari, Hamidy, Prihatini, and Darmawan, 2024, Zootaxa, 5410: 297–300, who reported on the advertisement call and reciprocal calling of the sexes. 

10 February 2024: Added Pristimantis paulogabrieli (Strabomantidae), named by Melo-Sampaio, 2024, J. Vert. Biol., Prague, 72(23044): 1–19, from the state of Acre, Brazil.

9 February 2024: Rhinella scitula (Bufonidae) placed into the synonymy of Rhinella stanlaii, following Fouquet, Ferrão, Rodrigues, Werneck, Prates, Moraes, Hrbek, Chaparro, Lima, Perez, Pansonato, Carvalho, Almeida, Gordo, Farias, Milto, Roberto, Rojas-Zamora, Ron, Guerra Batista, Recoder, Camacho, Mamani, Rainha, and Ávila, 2024, Syst. Biodiversity, 22 (1, 2291086): Appendix 2. In addition, a large number of comments were added to the accounts of the members of the Rhinella margaritifera group, noting cryptic and not-so-cryptic unnamed species. 

7 February 2024: Added Scinax ushiniauae (Hylidae), named by Gagliardi-Urrutia, Araujo-Vieira, Padial, Simões, Faivovich, and Castroviejo-Fisher, 2024, Zootaxa, 5406: 410–420, from the Province of Requena, Department of Loreto, Peru. 

3 February 2024: Added a comment under Salamandra lanza (Salamandridae), noting the publication of Giuliano, Seglie, Bergò, Cavalcante, Favelli, Gigio, Bloc, Gaggino, Massara, Pucci, Rastelli, Miaud, and Rizzioli, 2024, Herpetol. J., 45: 35–47, who investigated predictive range models for the species and estimated the time of its extinction. 

3 February 2024: Added a comment under Nyctixalus margaritifer (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Hanifa, Septiadi, Hasyim, Fathoni, Prabasari, Erfanda, Rahmadana, Widjanarko, and Kurniawan, 2023, Check List, 19: 971–982, who provided new records from central and eastern Java and also discussed morphological variation. 

2 february 2024. Added a comment under Gastrophryne elegans (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Jiménez-Arcos, Calzada-Arciniega, Cortés-Ortiz, Gómez-Hurtado, and Blair, 2024, Zootaxa, 5397: 146–150, who reported on larval morphology from Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico. 

2 February 2024: Partitioned nominal Litoria ewingii (Hylidae) into Litoria calliscelis (resurrected) and Litoria sibilus (new species) and a newly delimited Litoria ewingii, following Parkin, Rowley, Elliott-Tate, Mahony, Sumner, Melville, and Donnellan, 2024, Zootaxa, 5406: 1-37. 

1 February 2024: Added a comment under Microhyla eos (Microhylidae), noting the publication of  Gupta, Dutta, Roy, and Ahmed, 2024, Herpetol. Notes, 17: 43–48, who reported on breeding behavior and advertisement call. 

31 January 2024: Added Sphaerotheca varshaabhu (Dicroglossidae), named by Deepak, Dinesh, Chetan Nag, Ohler, Shanker, Souza, Prasad, and Ashadevi, 2024, Zootaxa, 5405: 381–410, from the suburban agro ecosystems of Budumanhalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, 850 m elevation. 

25 January 2024: Added comments under Bufonidae and Atelopus, noting the publication of Dias and Anganoy-Criollo, 2024, Sci. Nature, 111(3): 1–20, who discussed larval morphological evolution within the family, with special reference to the species of Atelopus

25 January 2024: Added Odorrana damingshanensis (Ranidae), named by Chen, Mo, Lin, and Qin, 2024, ZooKeys, 1190: 131–152, from the Damingshan National Nature Reserve, Wuming District, Nanning City, Guangxi, China, elevation 1159 m.

24 January 2024: Added a comment under Fejervarya multistriata (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Lei, Yan, Jin, Li, Yan, and Liao, 2023, Diversity & Distributions, 30 (e13796): 1–14, who reported on molecular phylogeography and adaptation to climate in southern China. 

24 January 2024: Added comments under Hyperolius nitidulus (Hyperoliidae) and Ptychadena bibroni (Ptychadenidae), noting the publication of Ayoro, Nicolas, Segniagbeto, Hema, Ohler, and Kabré, 2023, Afr. J. Ecol., 61: 878–889, who provided dots maps for West Africa and modeled the distributions under the affects of climate change. 

24 January 2024: Added comments under Dryophytes japonicus and Dryophytes suweonensis (Hylidae), noting the publication of Yoo, Yoon, Yoo, Kim, Heo, and Kim, 2024, PeerJ, 12(e16728): 1–16, who discussed molecular methods for identifying hybrids between these species.

24 January 2024: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Microhyla taraiensis (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Pratihar and Deuti, 2023, J. Asiat. Soc., Kolkata, 65: 115–118, who provided, pictured, and discussed a record, the first from India, from Nayagram (22°03’ 22N, 87°09’ 07E) in Jhargram District, West Bengal, India. 

23 January 2024: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Scinax altae (Hylidae), noting the publication of Barrio-Amorós, Forero-Cano, Stuster, Batista, Canzoneri, and Arias, 2023, Anartia, Zulia, 37: 34–46, who provided genetically-confirmed records for southern Costa Rica, a dot map of the species, and also provided the advertisement call from Panama. 

17 January 2024: Added Brachycephalus herculeus (Brachycephalidae), named by Folly, Condez, Vrcibradic, Rocha, Machado, Lopes, and Pombal, 2024, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 74: 1–21, from the Parque Estadual do Desengano, vicinity of Estalagem Morumbeca, municipality of Santa Maria Madalena, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

16 January 2024: Added a comment under Dendrobates tinctorius (Dendrobatidae), noting the publication of Ferrão, Dias, Kaefer, Ferreira, Tavares-Pinheiro, Pinheiro-Freitas, and Costa-Campos, 2024, Zootaxa, 5399: 446–450, where the authors reported on tadpole morphology from Matão do Piaçacá, State of Amapá, Brazil.

14 January 2024: Added a comment under Anomaloglossus (Aromobatidae), noting the publication of Vacher, Kok, Rodrigues, Lima, Hrbek, Werneck, Manzi, Thébaud, and Fouquet, 2024, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 192 (108008): 1–9, who reported on molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, and evolution of life histories.

14 January 2024: Added a comment under Telmatobius fronteriensis (Telmatobiidae), noting the publication of Cuevas, Formas, and Azat-Soto, 2024, Herpetol. J., 34 : 48–54, who reported on larval morphology from the type locality.  

14 January 2024: Added a comment under Polypedates braueri (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Siammawii, Malsawmdawngliana, Muansanga, and Lalremsanga, 2024, Herpetol. Notes, 17: 25–33, who reported on breeding biology and vocalization in Mizoram, India. 

14 January 2024: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Theloderma pseudohorridum (Rhacophoridae), noting the publication of Bayu, Surahmat, Lubis, Surya, and Septiadi, 2024, Herpetol. Notes, 17: 21-24, who reported the species from Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, southern Sumatra, Indonesia, and commented on life history. 

14 January 2024: Added Amolops dafangensis (Ranidae), named by Li, Liu, Ke, Cheng, and Wang, 2024, ZooKeys, 1189: 33–54, from Dafang County, Guizhou Province, China, 1600 m elevation. 

13 January 2024:Added a comment under Xenohyla eugenioi (Hylidae), noting the publication of Andrade, Dias, Almeida, Costa, and Neves, 2024, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 64(e202464002): 1–8, who mapped the species and reported on its current and future predicted distribution. 

13 January 2024: Added Leptobrachella dushanensis (Megophryidae), named by Li, Li, Cheng, Liu, Wei, Wang in Li, Wei, Cheng, Liu, Wei, and Wang, 2024, Biodiversity Data J., 12(e113427): 1–35, from Dushan County, Guizhou Province, China. They also provided a RAG1 tree of the Leptobrachella species. 

13 January 2024: Added comments under Limnonectes hascheanus and Limnonectes limborgi (Dicroglossidae), noting the paper by Zou, Anuar, Low, Hong, Grismer, and Quah, 2024, Zootaxa, 5399: 163–171, who reported on advertisement calls and comparative morphology from the type locality of Limnonectes hascheanus (Penang Island) and other locations on Peninsular Malaysia (Fraser's Hill and Genting Highlands), resulting in the tentative assignment of the mainland populations (Fraser's Hill and Genting Highlands) to Limnonectes limborgi.

11 January 2024: Added Guibemantis ambakoana, Guibemantis rianasoa, and Guibemantis vakoa (Mantellidae), named from east-central Madagascar by Gabriel, Rothe, Köhler, Rakotomanga, Edmonds, Galán, Glaw, Lehtinen, Rakotoarison, and Vences, 2024, Zootaxa, 5397: 451–485. 

11 January 2024: Added comments under Calotriton asper and Calotriton arnoldi (Salamandridae), noting the publication of  Talavera, Palmada-Flores, Burriel-Carranza, Valbuena-Ureña, Mochales-Riaño, Adams, Tejero-Cicuéndez, Soler-Membrives, Amat, Guinart, Carbonell, Obon, Marquès-Bonet, and Carranza, 2024, iScience, 27(108665): 1–17,who  reported on molecular phylogeography and genomic topics. 

11 January 2024: Added Mannophryne philidros (Aromobatidae), from the Sierra San Luis, Falcón state, Venezuela, named by La Marca, Mijares-Urrutia, Saavedra, and Gottberg, 2023, Anartia, Zulia: 63–74. 

11 January 2024: Added a comment under Melanophryniscus klappenbachi (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Duré, Gonzáles, and Gómez, 2024, Zootaxa, 5397: 598–600, who reported on the advertisement call from the Department of Primero de Mayo, in the Province of Chaco (27°6’5.41”S, 59°2’31.86”W), Argentina. 

2 January 2024: Added Boulengerula endauensis (Herpelidae), named by Malonza and Wasonga, 2024 "2023", J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist., 112: 74–80, Endau Hill, Kitui County, Kenya.  

2 January 2024: Modified the range statement of Chirixalus trilaksonoi (Rhacophoridae) to include Sumatra to reflect the paper by Herlambang, Laksono, Riyanto, Fauzan, and Hamidy, 2023, Treubia, 50: 111–124, who provided genetically confirmed records from Bukit Baru, Ilir Barat I District, Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, along with descriptions of morphology, advertisement, call, and phylogenetic placement. 

2 January 2024: Added comments under Leptobrachium, Leptobrachium abbottiLeptobrachium hasseltiiLeptobrachium hendricksoniLeptobrachium ingeriLeptobrachium nigropsLeptobrachium montanum, and Leptobrachium waysepuntiensenoting the publication of Fauzan, Farajallah, and Hamidy, 2023, Treubia, 50: 89–110, who reported on morphological differentia among Indonesian species.