Cophomantinae Hoffman, 1878

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Cophomantinae
182 species

English Names

None noted. 


Tropical and subtropical South America northward from Bolivia, Uruguay and northern Argentina to Nicaragua, and the Islands of Tobago and Trinidad.


Elevated to subfamily from tribal status under Hylinae by Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 29. It had been placed in the synonymy of Hylinae by implication of synonymy of Cophomantis with Hyla by Peters, 1873 "1872", Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1872: 772, and by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 337. See comments under Hylidae and Hylinae for access to relevant literature. Ferro, Cardozo, Suárez, Boeris, Blasco-Zuñiga, Barbero, Gomes, Gazoni, Costa, Nagamachi, Rivera, Parise-Maltempi, Wiley, Pieczarka, Haddad, Faivovich, and Baldo, 2018, PLoS One, 13(2: e0192861): 1–29, reported on the chromosome evolution within Cophomantini. 

Contained taxa (182 sp.):

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