Running log of changes and additions, 2016

26 December 2016: Added a comment and modified the range statement for Microhylia shodigari (Microhylidae) to reflect the publication of Seshadri, Priti, Ravikanth, Vidisha, Vineeth, Singal, Sarma, and Gururaja, 2016, Zootaxa, 4208: 547–560, who redescribed the species, provided a number o range extensions, and reported on the advertisement call. 

26 December 2016: Added Euphlyctis karaavali (Dicroglossidae), named by Priti, Naik, Seshadri, Singal, Vidisha, Ravikanth, and Gururaja, 2016, Asian Herpetol. Res., 7: 229–241, from the coastal plain of Karanataka, India, and who suggested on the basis of molecular data and morphology that nominal Euphlyctis hexadactylus represents a species complex.

26 December 2016: Added a comment under Sanguirana (Ranidae) noting the publication of Brown, Su, Barger, Siler, Sanguila, Diesmos, and Blackburn, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 94: 531–536, who reported on the phylogenetics and biogeography of the species within this genus. 

23 December 2016: Added Psychrophrynella chaupi De la Riva and Aparicio (Craugastoridae), Psychorphrynella melanocheira De la Riva, Rios, and Aparicio, and Psychrophrynella colla De la Riva, Aparicio, Soto, and Rios, 2016, all named in De la Riva and Aparicio, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 283–292, from the Cordillera de Apolobamba, Province Franz Tamayo, Department La Paz, Bolivia. 

21 December 2016: Added Lynchius tabaconas and Lynchius oblitus (Craugastoridae), named from the National Sanctuary of Tabaconas-Namballe, Provincia San Ignacio, Departamento Cajamarca, Peru, by Motta, Chaparro, Pombal, Guayasamin, De la Riva, and Padial, 2016, Herpetol. Monogr., 30: 119–142, who revised the genus, provided a discussion of phylogenetic placement and the methods that suggested these results, and who provided accounts for all species.  

20 December 2016: Added Hyperolius drewesi (Hyperoliidae), named by Bell, 2016, Herpetologica, 72: 343–351, from Príncipe Island, São Tomé and Príncipe. In addition, neotypes were designated for Hyperolius thomensis and Hyperolius molleri. 

7 December 2016: Added comments where appropriate to note the publication of Portik and Blackburn, 2016, Evolution, 70: 2017–2032, who provided a molecular tree of the Hyperoliidae and Arthroleptidae as a vehicle for discussion of the evolution of reproctive modes in these frogs. In addition, they suggested that Astylosterninae (within Arthroleptidae) is only ambiguously supported as monophyletic and that Kassina maculata is in Phlyctimantis and that the subgenus Laurentixalus within Afrixalus renders the subgenus Afrixalus paraphyletic. Beyond that anyone interested in phylogenetics of this arthroleptoid group will find this paper a must-read. 

7 December 2016: Added Brachycephalus albolineatus (Brachycephalidae), named by Bornschein, Ribeiro, Blackburn, Stanley, and Pie, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e2629): 1–19,, from Morro Boa Vista, on the border between the municipalities of Jaraguá do Sul, and Massaranduba, state of Santa Catarina, southern Brazil.

5 December 2016: Added a comment under Holoaden bradei (Craugastoridae) noting the publication of Martinelli and Toledo, 2016, Zootaxa, 4184: 383–385, who suggested that this species is extinct and discussed the distress call. 

5 December 2016: Added comments under the relevant species to reflect the phylogeographic stufy on populations of nominally conspecific frogs on either side of the Eastern Andes of Colombia by Guarnizo, Paz, Muñoz-Ortiz, Flechas, Méndez-Narváez, and Crawford, 2016, PLoS One, 10(5: e0127312): 1–20. These authors suggested that these species on either side of the Cordillera Oriental of Colombia formed: a) 2 clusters (species): Scinax wandae, Hypsiboas punctatus, Engystomops pustulosus, Leptodactylus colombiensis, Pristimantis miyatai; b) likely 2 species: Pseudopaludicola llanera, Hypsiboas crepitans, and Leptodactylus fuscus; c) three species (Scinax ruber and Rheobates palmatus). 

5 December 2016: Added a comment under Dryophytes japonicus (formerly Hyla japonica, Hylidae) noting the publication of Dufresnes, Litvinchuk, Borzée, Jang, Li, Miura, Perrin, and Stöck, 2016, BMC Evol. Biol., 16(253): 1–14, who provided a molecular phylogeography study that suggested strongly that this species is composed of at least two and possibly more species  with ranges of: 1) Honshu and Hokkaid, Japan, and the Russian Far East islands of Kunashir and Sakhalin; and 2) southwestern Japan, Korean peninsula, Transiberian China, Russia, and Mongolia. They also placed Hyla suweonensis into the synonymy of Hyla immaculata

5 December 2015: Added a comment under Bufo bufo (Bufonidae), noting the publication of Geiger, Nöllert, Buschendorf, and Grosse, 2016, Mertensiella, 24: 33–57, who discussed the ecological and geographic distribution of the species in Germany. 

5 December 2016: Added comments under Bufo bufo (Bufonidae), Bufo eichwaldi, Bufo spinosus, and Bufo verrucosissimus to note the publication of  Nöllert, Grosse, Buschendorf, and Geiger, 2016, Mertensiella, 24: 7–32, who summarized and discussed the taxonomic history of these species and their recognition within the Bufo bufo group and provided a range map of the species. 

5 December 2016: Added a comment under Salamandra salamandra (Salamandridae) noting the publication of Konowalik, Najbar, Babik, Steinfartz, and Ogielska, 2016, Amphibia-Reptilia, 37: 405–415, who reported on the genetics of the Sudetes Mountains population f southwestern Poland, and discussed post-glacial colonization.  

5 December 2016: Placed Lyciasalamandra arikani (Salamandridae), Lyciasalamandra irfani, and Lyciasalamandra yehudai into the synonymy of Lyciasalamandra billae, recognized as allopatric, morphologically diagnosable subspecies, by Veith, Göçmen, Sotiropoulos, Kieren, Godmann, and Steinfartz, 2016, Amphibia-Reptilia, 37: 373–387, who discussed the origin and molecular biogeography of the group. 

5 December 2016: Added a comment under Plectrohyla avia (Hylidae) to reflect the publication of Barrio-Amorós, Grünwald, Franz-Chávez, Mendoza, and La Forest, 2016, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 10(2, General Section): 11–17, who provided notes on natural history and vocalization. 

5 December 2016: Added a comment under Lithobates palmipes (Ranidae) referencing the publication of Santa Cruz, Delgado C., Salas, and von May, 2016, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 10(1, Special Section): 16–20, who provided new records for the extreme western part of the Amazon drainage in Peru, and discussed the range, ecology, and conservation status. 

5 December 2016: Added a comment and modified the range statement for Pristimantis pardalinus (Craugastoridae) to reflect the publication of von May, 2016, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 10(1: special section): 1–16, who provided additional records of the species and discussed its habitat, ecology, and conservaton status. 

4 December 2016: Added a comment under Cryptobranchidae noting the publication of Browne, Li, Wang, Hime, McMillan, Wu, Diaz, and Zhang , 2012, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 5: 17–29, who briefly reviewed the morphology, systematics, paleontology, and phylogeny of the group. 

4 December 2016: Added a comment under Microhyla rubra (Microhylidae), noting the publication of Bowatte and Meegaskumbura, 2011, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 5: 22–32, who reported on larval morphology and ecology. 

4 December 2016: Added a comment and modified the range statement for Duttphrynus kotagamai (Bufonidae) to reflect the publication of Peabotuwage, Bandara, Samarasinghe, Perera, Madawala, Amarasinghe, Kandambi, and Karunarathna, 2012, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 5: 52–64, who discussed the range and provided a record from the Samanala Nature Reserve, Sri Lanka. 

4 December 2016: Added Rhacophorus pinglongensis (Rhacophoridae), named by Mo, Chen, Liao, and Zhou, 2016, Asian Herpetol. Res., 7: 139–150, from Shiwandashan National Nature Reserve, southern Guangxi, China, who also provied a Bayesian tree of mtDNA for the genus.  

4 December 2016: Added a comment under Pelophylax nigromaculata (Ranidae) noting the publication of Wang, Liu, Zhu, Gao, and Li, 2016, Asian Herpetol. Res., 7: 69–74, who found through mtDNA analyses that the Xinjiang, China, population was introduced from the Beijing and/or Chongqing regions of China. 

4 December 2016: Added a comment under Quasipaa spinosa (Dicroglossidae) noting the publication of Yu, Zheng, Lu, Yang, Fu, and Zhang, 2016, Asian Herpetol. Res., 7: 75–86, who reported on geographic variation of genetic markers, identiying four distinct geographic groups which they suggested are distinct species. 

4 December 2016: Added comments under Liua (Hynobiidae), Liua shihi, and Liua tsinpaensis noting the publication of Xiong, Liu, and Zhang, 2016, Asian Herpetol. Res., 7: 112–121, who compared the skulls of the two species

4 December 2016: Added a comment and modified the range statement for Pseudopaludicola boliviana (Leptodactylidae) to reflect the publication of Costa-Campos, Carvalho, and Freire, 2016, Check List, 12(6: Art. 1991): 1–5, who provided a record from Amapá, Brazil, and who discussed the mating call and range. 

4 December 2016: Added 10 new species of Oreophryne (Oreophryne anser, Oreophryne philosylleptoris, Oreophryne lemur, Oreophryne equus, Oreophryne penelopeia, Oreophryne meliaces, Oreophryne banshee, and Oreophryne picticrus) from Papua New Guinea and associated islands, all named by Kraus, 2016, Zootaxa, 4195: 1–68. Ex Nova Guinea semper aliquid novi. 

4 December 2016: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Pristimantis colomai (Craugastoridae) reflecting the publication of Valencia-Zuleta, Jaramillo-Martinez, and Yánez-Muñoz, 2016, Zootaxa, 4193: 590–594, who rediagnosed the species, discussed the range, and reported on the mating call. 

4 December 2016: Added Scinax rossaferesae (Hylidae), named by Conte, Araujo-Vieira, Crivellari, and Berneck, 2016, Zootaxa, 4193: 415–435, from the states of São Paulo and Paraná, Brazil, in an area known as the Guartelá Canyon. The authors suggested that in the near future that revisionary studies will place Ololygon and Julianus into the synonymy of Scinax

4 December 2016: Noted in comments under Ranitomeya ventrimaculata (Dendrobatidae), Craugastor fitzingeri (Craugastoridae), Craugastor podiciferus (Craugastoridae), Hypsiboas leptolineatus (Hylidae), Dendropsophus labialis (Hylidae), Scinax fuscomarginatus (Hylidae), Leptodactylus knudseni (Leptodactylidae), Engystomops pustulosus (Leptodactyliae), and Atelopus varius (Bufonidae) that Estupiñán, Ferrari, Gonçalves, Barbosa, Vallinoto, and Schneider, 2016, ZooKeys, 637: 89–106, suggested on the basis of COI barcodes that cryptic species (or sample misidentification) are likely under these binominals. 

27 November 2016: Added Lyciasalamandra atifi oezi (Salamandrididae), named by Tok, Afsar, and Yakin, 2016, Ecol. Nontenegrina, 9: 38–45, from between the Hasdere and Doğanca Villages in Gazipaşa - Antalya, (Turkey) 390 m elevation.  

27 November 2016: Added Lyciasalamandra billae eikeae (Salamandridae), named by Godmann, Kariş, and Göçmen, 2016, Zool. Middle East, 62: 255–260, fro Geyikbayırı  I (Ketelle Mevkii), Konyaaltı , Antalya province, Turkey, 985 m elevation.  

22 November 2016: Added Indirana bhadrai (Ranixalidae) and Indirana paramakri, both named from the Western Ghats of Kerala, modified the range statements of all species of Ranixalidae, and added a comment under all taxa in the family noting the molecular phylogenetics and taxonomic review provided by Garg and Biju, 2016, PLoS One, 11(11:e0166326): 1–36. 

20 November 2016: Added Bolitoglossa (Eladinea) aurae (Plethodontidae), named by Kubicki and Arias, 2016, Zootaxa, 4184: 329–346, Costa Rica, in the Provincia de Limón, Cantón de Turrialba, Distrito de Chirripó, in the northwestern part of the Cordillera de Talamanca, in the vicinity of Moravia de Chirripó, ca. 1300 m elevation.

19 November 2016: Added Thorius pinicola (Plethodontidae), Thorius longicaudus, and Thorius tlaxiacus, named by Parra-Olea, Rovito, García-París, Maisano, Wake, and Hanken, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e2694): 1–40, from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico. Also, modified the range statements and added comments for Thorius narisovalis and Thorius minutussimus noting the accounts provided by these authors which amplified the ranges, descriptions, and diagnoses. 

18 November 2016: Added Oreophryne flavomaculata (Microhylidae) and Oreophryne pseudunicolor from, respectively, a) summit of Iagifu Ridge, Agogo Range near Moro, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea and b) Gulf and Southern Highlands Provinces of Papua New Guinea, named and described by Günther and Richards, 2016, Vert. Zool., Senckenberg, 66: 157–168. 

4 November 2016: Added a comment under Hoplobatrachus rugulosus (Dicroglossidae) noting the existence of two widespread mtDNA lineages interpreted by Yu, Zhang, Li, Zheng, and Shao, 2015, PLoS One, 10(4: e0124825): 1–22, as likely representing two cryptic species. 

30 October 2016: Added Philautus nephophilus (Rhacophoridae), named by Dehling, Matsui, and Yambun Imbun, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 77–90, from Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysia. 

30 October 2016: Added Leptobrachium tengchongense (Megophryidae) from Datang substation of the Tengchong Section of Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve, Tengchong County, Yunnan Province, China, 2060 m elevation, named by Yang, Wang, and Chan, 2016, Zootaxa, 4150: 133–148. 

30 October 2016: Added Pristimantis pinchaque and Pristimantis sacharuna (Craugastoridae) from the Reserva Ecológica Río Zuñag, Provincia de Tungurahua, Ecuador, named by Reyes-Puig, Reyes-Puig, Pérez-L., and Yánez-Muñoz, 2015, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 7: 61–74. 30 October 2016: Added Pristimantis pichincha (Craugastoridae) from montane forest in Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador, named by Yánez-Muñoz, Reyes-Puig, Bejarano-Muñoz, and Ron, 2015, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 7: 52–60, in addition to providing a table of morphological comparisons for members of the Pristimantis devillei group.  

29 October 2016: Added a comment under Rana kukunoris (Ranidae) noting the paper by Feng, Chen, Hu, and Jiang, 2015, Asian Herpetol. Res., 6: 291–297, who reported on morphological variation and sexual dimorphism. 

29 October 2016: Added a comment under Dendropsophus nanus (Hylidae) noting the publication of  Teixeira, Zaracho, and Giaretta, 2016, Biota Neotrop., 16 (4: e20160183): 1–4, who reported on advertisment and courtship calls. 

29 October 2016: Aded a comment under Indirana (Ranixalidae) noting the review of the genus by Nair, Gopalan, George, Kumar, Teacher, and Merilä, 2012, Ann. Zool. Fenn., Helsinki, 49: 257–286. 

29 October 2016: modified the range statements and noted in comments under Dendropsophus pseudomeridianus and Dendropsophus bipunctatus (Hylidae) to reflect the publication of Pereira Silva, Neves, Hote, Santana, and Feio, 2016, Check List, 12(5: 1977): 1–13, who provided records for these species from the municipality of Barão de Monte Alto, Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, and mapped the known ranges, as well as providing a list of the anuran species found at this locality. 

29 October 2016: Added a comment under, and modified the range statement of Pseudopaludicola atragula (Leptodactylidae) referencing the publication of Andrade, Ramalho, Carvalho, and Maciel, 2016, Check List, 12(5: 1961): 1–5, who provided a record for the state of Goiás, Brazil, and information on vocalization. 

29 October 2016: Added comments under Rhaebo ecuadorensis (Bufonidae) and Phyllomedusa tarsius (Phyllomedusidae) noting the publication of Székely, Armijos-Ojeda, Ordóñez-Delgado, Székely, and Cogǎlniceanu, 2016, Check List, 12 (5: 1966): 1–5, who provided records for Zamora-Chinchipe, southern Ecuador on the Amazonian versant. 

29 October 2016: Added a comment under Pleurodeles poireti (Salamandridae) noting the publication of Escoriza, Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Ben Hassine, and Martínez-Solano, 2016, Conserv. Genetics, 17: 1445–1458, who provided a genetic assessment of hybridization of this species with Pleurodeles nebulosus

29 October 2016: Added a comment under Rana neba (Ranidae) noting the publication of Eto, Matsui, and Kokuryo, 2016, Curr. Herpetol., Kyoto, 35: 128–131, who reported on apparent autotriploidy. 

29 October 2016: Added a comment under Staurois guttatus (Ranidae) noting the publicaiton of Preininger, Handschuh, Boeckle, Sztatecsny, and Hödl, 2016, Herpetol. J., 26: 187–97, who reported on larynx morphology and vocalisation. 

29 October 2016: Added comments under Plethodon dunni and Plethodon vehiculum (Plethodontidae) noting the publication of Pelletier and Carstens, 2016, J. Biogeograph., 43: 2237–2249, who reported on Pleistocene biogeography. 

29 October 2016: Added comments under Ptychadena mascareniensis (Madagascar) and Ptychadena "mascareniensis" (mainland Africa) noting the systematic and biogeographic study of  Zimkus, Lawson, Barej, Barratt, Channing, Dash, Dehling, Du Preez, Gehring, Greenbaum, Gvoždík, Harvey, Kielgast, Kusamba, Nagy, Pabijan, Penner, Rödel, Vences, and Lötters, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 254–269, who delimited a rather large number of unnamed lineages and who provisionally placed Ptychadena filwoha into the synonymy of Ptychadena nilotica

28 October 2016: Modified the range statement of Eleutherodactylus syristes (Eleutheordactylidae) to reflect the publication of García-Vázquez, Devitt, Nieto-Montes de Oca, Rovito, Caviedes-Solis, and Parra-Olea, 2016, Rev. Mexicana Biodiversidad, 87: 1149–1152, who reported on new localities in Guerrero and Oaxaca, Mexico, and detailed the range. 

28 October 2016: Added Fritziana tonimi (Hemiphractidae) from Espírito Santo, Brazil, named by Walker, Gasparini, and Haddad, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 221–229. Recognition of this species removes Espírito Santo from the range of Fritziana goeldii. 

28 October 2016: Added comments regarding the biogeography of Rana (sensu lato) and the taxonomic novelties proposed by Yuan, Zhou, Chen, Poyarkov, Chen, Jang-Liaw, Chou, Matzke, Iizuka, Min, Kuzmin, Zhang, Cannatella, Hillis, and Che, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 824–842. 

28 October 2016: Added comments under Bokermannohyla sapiranga, Hypsiboas albopunctatus, and Hypsiboas goianus (Hylidae) noting the publication of Furtado, Santos, Dias, Bastos, and Nomura, 2016, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 11: 136–147, who reported on vocal repertoire. 

28 October 2016: Added a comment under Hypsiboas guentheri (Hylidae) noting the publication of Almeida-Silva, Mollo, Mendes, and Verdade, 2016, Zootaxa, 4179: 139–143, who reported on larval morphology. 

27 October 2016: Added a comment under Indosylvirana intermedia noting the publication of Kamath and Sreekar, 2016, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 11: 15–20, who reported on morphology, ecology, and behavior (as Hylarana intermedia). 

27 October 2016: Added a comment under Ameerega pulchripecta (Dendrobatidae) noting the publication of Costa-Campos, Lima, and Amézquita, 2016, Zootaxa, 4136: 387–389, who reported on advertisement call. 

27 October 2016: Added a comment and modified the range statement of Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Eleutherodactylidae) to reflect the publication of Lee, Lau, Lau, Rao, and Sung, 2016, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 11: 85–89, who reported an introduced population in Hong Kong, China. 

27 October 2016: Added a comment under Rhacophorus helenae (Rhacophoridae) noting the publication of Vassilieva, Gogoleva, and Poyarkov, 2016, Zootaxa, 4127: 515–536, who reported on vocal repertoire and larval morphology.  

27 October 2016: Added comments under Ranoidea dahlii, Ranoidea dayi, Ranoidea subglandulosa (Pelodryadidae), and Limnodynastes lignarius (Limnodynastidae) noting the publication of Anstis, Rowley, and Altig, 2016, Zootaxa, 4126: 146–150, who reported on larval morphology of these species. 

27 October 2016: Added Ranoidea bella (Pelodryadidae) from the Cape York Peninsula of northern Queensland, Australia, a segregate of Ranoidea gracilenta, named by McDonald, Rowley, Richards, and Frankham, 2016, Zootaxa, 4171: 153–169. 

27 October 2016: Added Amolops albispinus (Ranidae) from Mount Wutong, Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province, China, named by Sung, Hu, Wang, Liu, and Wang, 2016, Zootaxa, 4170: 525–538.  

27 October 2016: Redlimited the range of Cardioglossa cyanospila (Arthroleptidae), adding Uganda, based on the publication of Blackburn, Boix, Greenbaum, Fabrezi, Meirte, Plumptre, and Stanley, 2016, Zootaxa, 4170: 355–364. 

27 October 2016: Added Hynobius unisacculus (Hynobiidae) from southeastern South Korea, named by Min, Baek, Song, Chang, and Poyarkov, 2016, Zootaxa, 4169: 475–503, who also provided considerable insight to relationships of Hynobius yangi, Hynobius quelpaertensis, Hynobius leechii, and an unnamed species in the same general region. 

26 October 2016: Revised the range and concept of Pristimantis walkeri (Craugastoridae) in concert with the addition of Pristimantis buenaventura and Pristimantis nietoi from, respectively, southwestern Ecuador on the western slopes of the Andes and the chocoan lowlands of northwestern Ecuador, all due to Arteaga-Navarro, Pyron, Peñafiel, Romero-Barreto, Culebras, Bustamante, Yánez-Muñoz, and Guayasamin, 2016, PLoS One, 11(4: e0151746): 1–40, who revised nominal Pristimantis walkeri and reported on biogeographic patterns in western Ecuador.  

26 October 2016: Added Colombian records of Pristimantis yukpa and Pristimantis rivasi on the the western slope of the Serranía de Perija, Departamento La Guajira, Colombia, as provided by Meza-Joya, 2016, Check List, 12 (5: 1971): 1–6.

30 September 2016: Added a number of comments, extending species ranges definitely into Bolivia, provided by Gonzales-Álvarez and Reichle, 2004, Rev. Boliviana Ecol. Conserv. Ambiental, 15: 93–96. Records affected are (Hylidae) Dendropsophus triangulum, Scinax ictericus, (Phyllomedusidae) Callimedusa atelopoides, (Microhylidae) Chiasmocleis alios, Chiasmocleis bassleri, Ctenophryne geayi, (Leptodactylidae) Edalorhina perezi.  

30 September 2016: Revised the genera of Megophryidae following the publication of Chen, Zhou, Poyarkov, Stuart, Brown, Lathrop, Wang, Yuan, Jiang, Hou, Chen, Suwannapoom, Nguyen, Duong, Papenfuss, Murphy, Zhang, and Che, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 106: 28–43. 

16 September 2016: Added Indirana yadera (Ranixalidae), Indirana tysoni, Indirana duboisi, and Indirana sarojamma from the Western Ghats of India, and added Walkerana for former Indirana diplosticta, Indirana leptodactyla, and Indirana phrynoderma. as well as modifying range statements for virtually all species to reflect the revision of Ranixalidae provided by Dahanukar, Modak, Krutha, Nameer, Padhye, and Molur, 2016, J. Threatened Taxa, 8: 9221–9288.   

28 August 2016: Added a comment under Raorchestes (Rhacophoridae) noting the publication of Vijayakumar, Menezes, Jayarajan, and Shanker, 2016, Proc. R. Soc. London, Ser. B, Biol. Sci., 283 (20161011): 1–8, who reported on biogeography in the Western Ghats of southern India based on a time-dated tree of Indian taxa.  

28 August 2016: Added comments under Microhyla palmipes (Microhylidae) and Microhyla superciliaris as well as exclusing West Malaysia from the range of Microhyla palmipes, to reflect the publication of Manthey, Denzer, and Quah, 2016, Sauria, Berlin, 38: 23–30,who  reported on geographic variation in the species, noting that records of Microhyla palmipes from the Malay Peninsula appear to be based on misidentified members of the Microhyla superciliaris complex.  

28 August 2016: Added comments under Fejervarya multistriata (Dicroglossidae), Ranidae, and Dicroglossidae noting the publication of Huang and Tu, 2016, Genet. Mol. Res., 15 (3, gmr.15038302): 1–9, who discussed the mitogenome of the species and discussed the phylogenetics of Dicroglossidae and Ranidae based solely on mitogenomes.  

27 August 2016: Revised the species of Amietia (Pyxicephalidae) to conform to the study by Channing, Dehling, Lötters, and Ernst, 2016, Zootaxa, 4155: 1-76, who provided a molecular trees, morphological and acoustic characterization, and substantial redelimitation of the range and synonymy of several species. Amietia angolensis is restricted to Angola and several species recognized out of its former distribution. Amietia chapini is recognized with Amietia amieti as a synonym, found in southwestern Dem. Rep. Congo. Amietia delalandii is recognized with Rana nyassae, Rana quicketti, and Rana dracomontana as synonyms, relatively widespread from South Africa to Malawi and Zambia. Amietia moyerorum is named rom Mumba, Rukwa District, Tanzania, with a range of the Nyika Plateau in Malawi, into Tanzania. Amietia nutti (with Rana aberdariensis and Rana lubrica as synonyms) is recognized out of former Amietia angolensis, with a range of Burundi, Rwanda, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Amietia tenuoplicata is recognized (with A. viridireticulata as a synonym) from Tanzania. In addition to taxonomic issues, the paper also provides accounts by species, noting larval morphology, calls, range and substantial descriptions. 

27 August 2016: Placed Bufo intermedius Camerano (Bufonidae) into the synonymy of Incilius occidentalis per the publication of Mendelson, Barclay, Geiser, and Streicher, 2016, Copeia, 2016: 697–701. 

27 August 2016: Added Dendropsophus bromeliaceus (Hylidae), named by Ferreira, Faivovich, Beard, and Pombal, 2015, PLoS One, 10 (12: e0142893): 1–21, from the area surrounding the Reserva Biológica Augusto Ruschi in the Municipality of Santa Teresa, a mountainous region of the State of Espírito Santo, southeastern Brazil. 

27 August 2016: Added a comment under Theloderma moloch (Rhacophoridae) noting the publication of Li, Hou, Yu, Yan, Li, Jiang, Li, and Orlov, 2016, Russ. J. Herpetol., 23: 41–54, who provided the first record in southeastern Xizang, China, in 102 years. 

26 August 2016: Added Pristimantis pulchridormientes (Craugastoridae), named by Chávez and Catenazzi, 2016, ZooKeys, 610: 113–130, from Tingo María National Park, Provincia Leoncio Prado, Departamento Huánuco, Peru.

25 August 2016: Added a comment under Proceratophrys izecksohni (Odontophrynidae) to note the publication of Dias, Carvalho-e-Silva, and Carvalho-e-Silva, 2014, Zoologia, Curitiba: 181–194, who reported on larval morphology. 

24 August 2016: Noted in the comment under Aplastodiscus (Hylidae) the publication of  Berneck, Haddad, Lyra, Cruz, and Faivovich, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 97: 213–223, who reported on molecular phylogenetics, morphological variation, six unnamed species, redelimiation of the species groups, and who placed Aplastodiscus callipygius into the synonymy of Aplastodiscus albosignatus. 

23 August 2016: Added Pristimantis kuri, Pristimantis allpapuyu, and Pristimantis hampatusami (Craugastoridae), named by Yánez-Muñoz, Sánchez-Nivicela, and Reyes-Puig, 2016, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 8: 5–25, from El Oro Province, Ecaudor. 

23 August 2016: Added Pristimantis kuri, Pristimantis allpapuyu, and Pristimantis hampatusami (Craugastoridae), named by  Yánez-Muñoz, Sánchez-Nivicela, and Reyes-Puig, 2016, Avanc. Cienc. Ingen., Quito, Secc. B,, 8: : 5–25, from El Oro Province, Ecaudor. 

17 August 2016: Added many comments under the species of lowland southern Vietnam to reflect the accounts, photographs, and range maps included in the excellent new book by Vassilieva, Galoyan, Poyarkov, and Geissler, 2016, Photograph. Field Guide Amph. Rept. Lowland S. Vietnam: 92–93. 

8 August 2016:Added a comment under Batrachyla taeniata (Batrachylidae) noting the publication of Puente-Torres and Simonetti, 2016, Check List, 12(4, Art. 1917): 1–3, who provided a dot map for Chile and discussed the habitats occupied. 

8 August 2016: Added a comment under Hypsiboas secedens (Hylidae) to reflect the paper by Vrcibradic, Nascimento, Diniz, and Fusinatto, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 204–206, who reported on body size and natural history. 

8 August 2016: Added comments under Hypsiboas beckeri and Hypsiboas stenocephalus (Hylidae) noted the publication of Martins, Giaretta, Carvalho, and Miwa, 2016, Phyllomedusa, 15: 51–64, who reported on vocalizations in these species. 

8 August 2016: Added Pseudopaludicola motorzinho and Pseudopaludicola ibisoroca (Leptodactylidae), named by Pansonato, Veiga-Menoncello, Mudrek, Jansen, Recco-Pimentel, Martins, and Strüssmann, 2016, Herpetologica, 72: 235–255, from, respectively, from 1) the area of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and 2) from Mato Grosso, Brazil. The range of Pseudopaludicola boliviana was refined to reflect the recognition of Pseudopaludicola motorzinho and the comment under Pseudopaludicola ceratophrys was modified to note the presence of a range map in this paper. 

8 August 2016: Added Hypsiboas cambui (Hylidae), a member of the Hypsiboas pulchellus group known only from the type locality in the Serra da Mantiqueira, Minas Gerias, Brazil, named by Pinheiro, Pezzuti, Leite, Garcia, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2016, Herpetologica, 72: 256–270. 

8 August 2016: Added Theloderma lacustrinum (Rhacophoridae) from Ban Naxang Village, Feuang Distribut, Vientiane Province, Laos, resurrected Nyctixalus from the synonymy of Theloderma, and placed Frankixalus into the synonymy of Nasutixalus, following the publication of Sivongxay, Davankham, Phimmachak, Phoumixay, and Stuart, 2016, Zootaxa, 4147: 433–442. 

8 August 2016: Added Leptobrachella itiokai (Megophryidae), named by Eto, Matsui, and Nishikawa, 2016, Raffles Bull. Zool., 64: 194–203 from Sungai Tapin on Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia (Borneo).

3 August 2016: Added a comment under Pseudohynobius (Hynobiidae) noting the publication of Zhao, Su, Zhang, and Wang, 2016, Genet. Mol. Res., 15 (2:gmr.15028155): 1–7, provided a ML and MrBayes tree of the species as part of a discussion of genetic bar-coding.  

2 August 2016: Added a comment under Pelophylax (Ranidae) noting the publication of Hoffmann, Plötner, Pruvost, Christiansen, Röthlisberger, Choleva, Mikulíček, Cogǎlniceanu, Sas-Kovács, Shabanov, Morozov-Leonov, and Reyer, 2015, Mol. Ecol., 24: 4371–4391, who reported on genetic diversity and distribution patterns of diploid and polyploid hybrid members of the Pelophylax esculentus complex. 

2 August 2016: Added comments under a number of species to reflect the publication of Wangyal, 2014, J. Bhutan Ecol. Soc., 1: 20–39, who reviewed the conservation status and presence of the amphibians and reptiles of Bhutan as well as noting species that require additional confirmation. 

2 August 2016: Added a comment under Acris (Hylidae) noting the publication of Micancin and Wiley, 2014, Evol. Biol., 41: 425–438, who discussed allometric convergence, acoustic character displacement, and species recognition in syntopic Acris crepitans and Acris gryllus in North Carolina, USA. 

2 August 2016: Added a comment under Pelophylax (Ranidae) to reflect the publication of Hofman, Pabijan, Osikowski, Litvinchuk, and Szymura, 2016, MtDNA, Part A, 27: 3434–3437, who reported on complete mitogenomes for Pelophylax cypriensis, Pelophylax epeiroticus, Pelophylax kurtmuelleri, and Pelophylax shqipericus, and provided MrBayesian and maximum-likelihood trees for 10 species of Pelophylax

2 August 2016: Added a comment under Rhacophoridae and Rhacophorus rhodopus (Rhacophoridae) noting the publication of Dang, Sun, Lv, Zhao, Wang, Murphy, Wang, and Li, 2016, MtDNA, Part A, 27: 2574–2584, who reported on effective genes for barcoding and presented Bayes and NJ trees for representatives of the entire family from China as well as noting cryptic species. 

2 August 2016: Added comments under Meristogenys jerboa and Huia cavitympanum (Ranidae) noting the publication of Gan, Hertwig, Das, and Haas, 2015, J. Zool. Syst. Evol., 54: 46–59, who reported on the comparative anatomy of the larval ventral sucker in these species

2 August 2016: Added a comment under Xenopus laevis (Pipidae) noting the extinction of populations in Lincolnshire, England and Wales, as reported by Tinsley, Stott, Viney, Mable, and Tinsley, 2015, Biol. Invasions, 17: 3183–3195. 

2 August 2016: Added a comment under Arcovomer passarellii (Microhylidae) noting the publication of  Jennings, Wogel, Bilate, Salles, and Buckup, 2015, Mitochondrial DNA: 3415–3422, who provided DNA evidence that the population in Espiritu Santo, Brazil, is a species distinct from those in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. 

2 August 2016: Changed Pelobiinae to Litoriinae (Pelodryadidae) and Dryopsophus to Ranoidea following the publication of Dubois and Frétey, 2016, Dumerilia, 6: 17–23. 

1 August 2016: Added Pristimantis prometeii (Craugastoridae) from Reserva Buenaventura, canton Piñas, Provincia El Oro, Ecuador, named by Székely, Cogǎlniceanu, Székely, Páez, and Ron, 2016, ZooKeys, 606: 77–97. 

22 July 2016: Added a comment under Amolops himalayanus (Ranidae) and modified the range statement to reflect the publication of Nidup, Gyeltshen, Penjor, Dorji, and Pearch, 2016, Herpetol. Bull., London, 136: 13–16, who reported the species from Jere Chhu, Khaling, Trashigang District, Bhutan, 2073 m elevation, noting uncollected animals likely of this species at Bodidrang stream, also in Trashigang District. The authors also discussed identification of Amolops formosus, with which Amolops himalayanus has been confused. 

14 July 2016: Added Rhombophryne bodaboda and Rhombophryne savaka (Microhylidae) from, respectively, Marojejy and Makira National Parks, northeastern Madagascar, named by Scherz, Glaw, Vences, Andreone, and Crottini, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 91–106. 

14 July 2016: Added Pristimantis urani (Craugastoridae) a members of the Pristimantis lacrimosus group from the Municipio de Urrao, Antioquia, Colombia, named by  Rivera-Correa and Daza-R., 2016, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 11: 31–45, who provided molecular evidence for the diphyly of the Pristimantis lacrimosus group with their clade A, of Colombia (Pristimantis angustilineatus, Pristimantis boulengeri, Pristimantis brevifrons, Pristimantis dorsopictus, and Pristimantis urani) most closely related to members of the Pristimantis lacrimosus, Pristimantis myersi and Pristimantis surdus groups and their clade B of  Central America, Ecuador and Peru (Pristimantis acuminatus, Pristimantis bromeliaceus, Pristimantis galdi, Pristimantis mendax, Pristimantis mindo, Pristimantis moro, Pristimantis schudltei, and Pristimantis subsigillatus) forming the sister group of a group of species otherwise largely unnassigned by previous author to groups. 

14 July 2016: Modified the range statement and added a comment under Allobates goianus (Aromobatidae), to bring the account into alignment with the publication of Carvalho, Martins, and Giaretta, 2016, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 11: 21–30, provided an account, noting its advertisement call, absence at the type locality, the morphological indistinguishability of this species from Allobates olfersioides and Allobates brunneus, and the lack of any acoustic characteristic of Allobates goianus from Allobates brunneus, the sole feature separating them seemingly being the 750 km distance between their ranges. The range of Allobates goianus was revisedto include Minaçu and Niquelândia, Goiás, Brazil. 

14 July 2016: Added comments under Ololygon and Ololygon v-signata (Hylidae), noting the publication of  Peixoto, Guimarães, Lacerda, Leal, Rocha, and Feio, 2016, Acta Herpetol., Firenze, 11: 53–57, who reported on vocal synapomorphies of the (then) Scinax v-perpusillus group and the vocal repertoire of Scinax v-signatus. 

14 July 2016: Added comments under Limnonectes kuhlii, Limnonectes hikadai, and Limnonectes cintalubang (Dicroglossidae) referencing the publication of Matsui, Kuraishi, Eto, Hamidy, Nishikawa, Shimada, Yambun Imbun, Vairappan, and Hossman, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 102: 305–319, who noted, on the basis of DNA analysis, that 17 unnamed species,all more closely related to Limnonectes hikadai and Limnonectes cintalubang than to Limnonectes kuhlii remain to be named from Borneo alone. 

13 July 2016: Added a comment under Physalaemus caete (Leptodactylidae) and modified that species' range statement to reflect the publicaiton of Santos, Nacimento, Pereira, and Amorim, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 249, provided a record in Pernambuco, northeastern Brazil. 

13 July 2016: Added a comment under Kaloula pulchra (Microhylidae) to note the publication of  Sy, Cielo, Soniega, Hulog, Bacalando, and Quibod, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 248, provided a record of this introduced species from Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro Province, Mindanao, Philippines. 

13 July 2016: Added a comment under Hylarana tytleri (Ranidae) and modified the range statement to reflect the publication of Rana and Musa, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 248, who reported the species from Narayangani District, Dhaka Divisino, Bangladesh, and briefly characterized the known range in Bangladesh. 

13 July 2016: Added a comment under Hyalinobatrachium aureoguttatum (Centrolenidae) and modified the range statement to reference the publication of Alzate, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 247, provided a record from the municipality of Cocorná, Antioquia, Colombia, on the eastern slope of the Cordillera Central and briefly characterized the range in Colombia. 

12 July 2016: Added a comment under Hoplobatrachus rugulosus (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Peralta, Pagente, Balaba, Buenavista, and Sy, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 247, who provided a record for Bukidnon Province, Mindanao, Philippines, and noted the known range of this introduced species on that island. 

12 July 2016: Added a comment under Fejervarya teraiensis (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Rana, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 247, who provided a record for the Gazipur District, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh, and noted the known range in Bangladesh.  

12 July 2016: Added a comment under Euphlyctis hexadactylus (Dicroglossidae), noting the publication of Rana and Selim, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 247, who provided a record from Sonankandi, Narayangani District, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh and discussed the known range in Bangladesh. 

12 July 2016: Added a comment under Craugastor augusti (Craugatoridae) noting the publication of García-Vázquez and Kelly-Hernandez, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 247, who provided a record for the Parque Nacional Cerro de la Estrella, Distrito Federal, Mexico. 

12 July 2016: Added a comment under Bolitoglossa platydactyla (Plethodontidae) noting the publication of Farr, Sosa-Tobar, Ugalde-Rodríguez, Vite-Ramírez, and Lazcano, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 244–245, who provided a record from the municipality of Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico, about 146 km to the southeast of Gomez Farias, the nearest locality. 

12 July 2016: Added a comment under Siphonops paulensis (Siphonopidae) reflecting the publication of Silva, Oliveira, Ávila, and Gaiotti, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 243, who provided a record from Chapada do Araripe in Ceará, Brazil, and discussed the range iwith particular reference to northeastern Brazil. 

12 July 2016: Added a comment under Ambystoma mavortium (Ambystomatidae) reflecting the report of specific localities of Ambystoma mavortium stebbinsi in northern Sonora, Mexico, by Hossack, Muths, Rorabaugh, Lemos-Espinal, Sigafus, Chambert, Carreón Arroyo, Hurtado Felix, Toyos Martinez, and Jones: 177–180. 

4 July 2016: Added Oedipina capitalinae (Plethodontidae), from the vicinity of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, named by Solis, Espinal, Valle, O'Reilly, Itgen, and Townsend, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 125–133, who also redelimited the concept of Oedipina stuarti and discussed its likely type locality. 

4 July 2016: Added Raorchestes lechiya and Raorchestes silentvalley (Rhacophoridae), both named by Zachariah, Cyriac, Chandramohan, Ansil, Mathew, Raju, and Abraham, 2016, Salamandra, 52: , from Silent Valley National Park, Palakkad District, Kerala, India. 

3 July 2016: Added a comment under Indirana chiravasi (Ranixalidae), noting the report on advertisement calls by Modak, Dahanukar, Ogale, and Padhye, 2016, Curr. Sci., Bangalore, 110: 2220–2223. 

3 July 2016: Added Craugastor gabbi (Craugastoridae), a member of the Craugastor podiciferus group and previously confused with Craugastor stejnegerianus, named by Arias, Chaves, Crawford, and Parra-Olea, 2016, Zootaxa, 4132: 347–363, from Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, and western Panama. 

14 June 2016: Modified the range statement of, and added a comment under Siphonops paulensis (Sophonopidae) to reflect the publication of  Mott, Correia, Almeida, Lisboa, and Guarnieri, 2016, Check List, 12 (3: 1884): 1–4, who provided a dot map and new records for the species, including one from north of the Amazon at Oriximiná, Pará, Brazil. 

14 June 2016: Modified the range statement of, and added a comment under Rhinella achavali (Bufonidae) to reflect the publication of Saito, Kunz, and Ambrozio-Assis, 2016, Check List, 12 (3: 1887): 1–4, who reported a specimen from Santa Catarina, Brazil, and mapped the range. 

14 June 2016: Modified the range statement of, and added a comment under Hyalinobatrachium iaspidiense (Centrolenidae) to reflect the publication of  Silva e Silva and Costa-Campos, 2016, Check List, 12 (2: 1849): 1-3, wo reported on the species in Amapá, Brazil, and mapped and discussed the range. 

14 June 2016: Modified the range statement of, and added a comment under Osteocephalus castaneicola (Hylidae) to reflect the publication by Silva, Ramalho, Matos, Silva, and Machado, 2016, Check List, 12 (1: 1826): 1–3, who provided the first record for Acre, Brazil, and who discussed the range. 

14 June 2016: Modified the range statement of, and added a comment under Niceforonia adenobrachia (Craugastoridae) to reflect the publication by  Buitrago-González, López-Guzmán, and Vargas-Salinas, 2016, Check List, 12(1: 1845): 1–3, who provided a record from El Porvenir, municipality of Córdoba, Quindio, Colombia, on the western slope of the Central Andes. 

14 June 2016: Transferred Pedostibes kempi (Bufonidae) to Bufoides, and placed Rentapia rugosus into the synonymy of Rentapia everettii following the results of Chandramouli and Amarasinghe, 2016, Herpetologica, 7: 137–147. 

14 June 2016: Added a comment under Pristimantis eremitus (Craugastoridae) noting the publication of Hutter, Liu, Kell, Lyons, and Guayasamin, 2016, Herpetologica, 72: 13–22, who discussed natural history, call, distribution, and conservation. 

14 June 2016: Added a comment under Salamandra atra (Salamandridae) noting the publication of  Razpet, Šunje, Kalamujić, Tulić, Pojskić, Stanković, Krizmanić, and Marić, 2016, Herpetol. J., 26: 109–117, who reported on molecular phylogeography of the populations in western montane Balkans. 

14 June 2016: Added a comment under Alsodes neuquensis (Alsodidae) noting the publication of Barrasso, Alcalde, Blotto, and Basso, 2016, Herpetol. J., 26: 21–31, who described the larva in comparison with Alsodes gargola

14 June 2016: Added a comment under Ichthyosaura alpestris (Salamandridae) noting the publication of Arntzen, King, Denoël, Martínez-Solano, and Wallis: 49–56, discussed the origin of introduced populations in southern France and New Zealand as elucidated by mtDNA analysis.

14 June 2016: Added comments under Leptolalax aereus (Megophryidae), Leptolalax eos, Leptolalax minimus, Leptolalax pluvialis, Microhyla marmorata (Microhylidae), Odorrana morafkai (Ranidae), and Rhacophorus rhodopus (Rhacophoridae) to reflects the report of a collection from Xuan Lien Nature Reserve, Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, reported on by Pham, Nguyen, Hoang, and Ziegler, 2016, Herpetol. Notes, 9: 31–41. 

14 June 2016: Added a comment under Dendropsophus elegans (Hylidae) to note the publication of Muniz, Moura, Moraes, Galindo, Chaves, Kokubum, and Moura, 2016, Herpetol. Notes, 9: 99–102, who reported on the advertisement call. 

14 June 2016: Added comments under Ceratophrys joazeirensis (Ceratophryidae) and Siphonops paulensis (Siphonopidae), noting the first state records from Alagoas, Brazil, by Almeida, Nascimento, Torquato da Silva, Lisboa, Tiburcio, Palmeira, Lima, and Mott, 2016, Herpetol. Notes, 9: 123–140. 

14 June 2016: Modified the range statement for Ecnomiohyla miliaria (Hylidae) based on the paper by Valencia-Zuleta, Jaramillo-Martinez, Cardona-Botero, and Castro-Herrera, 2016, Herpetol. Notes, 9: 23–26, who provided the frist record of this species from Colombia (El Salto, Municipality of Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca Department). 

13 June 2016: Modified the range statement for Macrogenioglottus alipioi (Odontophrynidae) to reflect the range extension to Pernambuco, Brazil, by Sobrinho, Santos, Melo, Santos, and Moura, 2016, Herpetol. Notes, 9: 103–104.

13 June 2016: Modified the range statement for Agalychnis terranova (Phyllomedusidae) and added a comment to reflect the publication of Palacios-Rodríguez, Rengifo-Mosquera, and Lynch, 2016, Herpetol. Notes, 9: 109–111, who provided the first report from the Pacific lowlands of Colombia.  

13 June 2016: Added Pristimantis tinguichaca (Craugastoridae), named by Brito-M., Ojala-Barbour, Batallas-R., and Almendáriz C., 2016, J. Herpetol., 50: 338, known only from Tinguichaca, located in cloud forest in the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes in Sangay National Park, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador between 2750 and 2830 m elevation. 

13 June 2016: Added comments under Hypsiboas prasinus (Hylidae) and Hypsiboas caingua, noting the reports of calls by Guerra, Gambale, Lourenço-de-Moraes, Campos, and Bastos, 2015, North-west. J. Zool., 11: 253–261, as well as a range extension of the latter to the state of Paraná, Brazil.  

13 June 2016: Added comments to the records of Pseudopaludicola (Leptodactylidae), Pseudopaludicola canga, Pseudopaludicola parnaiba, Pseudopaludicola facurae, and Pseudopaludicola hylaeaustralis noting the publication of Carvalho, Teixeira, Borges-Martins, and Giaretta, 2015, North-west. J. Zool., 11: 262–273, who provided acoustic information on these species and discussed their mutual diagnosability, casting strong doubt on the diagnosabilit of Pseudopaludicola canga from Pseudopaludicola parnaiba. 

13 June 2016: Added a comment under Pseudopaludicola (Leptodactylidae) noting the publication of Cardozo, Boeris, Ferro, Borteiro, Kolenc, Suárez, Netto, Brusquetti, and Baldo, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 11–22, who reported on karyological evolution within the genus. 

13 June 2016: Added comments under Sylvirana spinulosa (Ranidae), Occidozyga martensii, Limnonectes bannaensis (Dicroglossidae), and Microhyla heymonsi (Microhylidae) noting the report on the herpetofauna of Bai Tu National Park, Quang Ninh Province, northeastern Vietnam, by Gawor, Pham, Nguyen, Nguyen, Schmitz, and Ziegler, 2016, Salamandra, 52: 23–41. 

12 June 2016: Added Triturus anatolicus (Salamandridae), named by Wielstra and Arntzen, 2016, Zootaxa, 4109: 73–80, from northern Anatolia, Turkey; previous confused with Triturus ivanbureschi, requiring the modification of the range statement of the latter. 

12 June 2016: Added Osteocephalus camufatus (Hylidae), named by Jungfer, Verdade, Faivovich, and Rodrigues, 2016, Zootaxa, 4114: 171–181, from the Rio Abacaxis, a southern tributary of the Amazonas in the state of Amazonas, Brazil.

12 June 2016: Added a comment under Afrixalus clarkei (Hyperoliidae) and modified the range statement for that species to include the new records for southwestern Ethiopia provided by Mertens, Jocqué, Geeraert, and De Beenhouwer, 2016, ZooKeys, 565: 141–146. 

12 June 2016: Added Pristimantis pluvialis (Craugastoridae), named by Shepack, von May, Ttito, and Catenazzi, 2016, ZooKeys, 594: 143–164, from the region of Manu National Park, Peru. 

12 June 2016: Added Pristimantis llanganati (Craugastoridae) and Pristimantis yanezi, both named by Navarrete, Venegas, and Ron, 2016, ZooKeys, 593: 139–162, from Llanganates National Park in Ecuador. 

12 June 2016: Added Mantophryne insignis (Microhylidae), named by Günther and Richards, 2016, Zoosyst. Evol., 92: 111–118, from Woodlark Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. 

12 June 2016: Added a comment under Triturus dobrogicus (Salamandridae) noting the publication of Wielstra, Vörös, and Arntzen, 2016, Amphibia-Reptilia, 37: 167–177, who discussed the evidence and rejected the recognition of two subspecies within this lineage. 

12 June 2016: Added Pristimantis dorado (Craugastoridae), name by Rivera-Correa, Lamadrid-Feris, and Crawford, 2016, Amphibia-Reptilia, 37: 153–166, from  the the buffer zone of Chingaza National Park and Farallones de Gachalá, Municipio de Medina, Departamento de Cundinamarca, Colombia, 2650 m elevation. 

11 June 2016: Replaced Dryopsophus Fitzinger, 1843, with Ranoidea Tschudi, 1838 (Hylidae). This makes for rather extensive changes in species names in Australia, but, although I generally do not like getting this far out ahead of publication, I do not want the name Dryopsophus to get any traction in the secondary literature. The statement by Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 37, that Ranoidea is a junior synonym of Litoria and possibly suppressed (the statement is not clear) is in error. 

7 June 2016: Added a comment under Hemidactyliinae (Plethodontidae) noting the publication of Rovito and Parra-Olea, 2016, Copeia, 2016: 222–232, who summarized current understanding of bolitoglossine biogeography in the Neotropics. 

7 June 2016: Added a comment and modified the range statement to reflect the publication of  Malagoli, Mângia, and Haddad, 2016, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 11: 18–24, who reported on the advertisement call, range, and natural history of Proceratophrys pombali (Odontophrynidae). 

28 May 2016: Added comments under Microhyla butleri (Microhylidae), Microhyla, and Kaloula, noting the publication of Yong, Song, Lim, Eamsobhana, and Tan, 2016, Biochem. Syst. Ecol., 66: 243–253 who reported on a complete mt genome of Microhyla butleri and a small, but data-dense tree ofm exemplar microhylids. 

8 May 2016: Added Dendropsophus mapinguari (Hylidae, Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group), named by Peloso, Orrico, Haddad, Lima, and Sturaro, 2016, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 11: 66–80, from Amazonas, Brazil. A phylogenetic tree for the Dendropsophus leucophyllatus group was provided. 

5 May 2016: Modified comments under Pyxicephalidae, Nothophryne, and Nothophryne broadleyi to reflect the publication of Bittencourt-Silva, Conradie, Siu-Ting, Tolley, Channing, Cunningham, Farooq, Menegon, and Loader, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol.: 89–102, who reported on molecular phylogenetics within the family, placement of Nothophryne within it, and who noted substantial cryptic species diversity within the single nominal species as well as substantially increasing the known range. 

5 May 2016: Modified the range statements of Amietia desaegeri (Pyxicephalidae), Amietia lubrica, and Amietia wittei, and noted issues of systematics in the species of the Albertine rift, to render this catalog parallel with the study of Larson, Castro, Behangana, and Greenbaum, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 99: 168–181, who reported on the phylogenetics and taxonomy of species in this region of Africa, identifying 6 unnamed (or likely unnamed) species found in: 1) Kibara Mountains, 1157–1428 m elevation, Katanga Province, Dem. Rep. Congo; 2) Itombwe Plateau, 1965–2848 m elevation, South Kivu, Dem. Rep. Congo; 3) eastern montane Dem. Rep. Congo, 811–2289 m elevation; 4) west and south of Itombwe Plateau in South Kivu and Katanga Provinces, 744-1324 m elevation, Dem. Rep. Congo; 5) montane glassland in the Marunga Plateau and Kibara Mountains, 1428_2037 m elevation, South Kivu Province, Dem. Rep. Congo; 6) Lendu Pleateau of the southern part of Virunga National Park, 823–2088 m elevation, Dem. Rep. Congo. 

27 April 2016: Added a comment under Salamandra algira (Salamandridae), noting the study of Merabet, Sanchez, Dahmana, Bogaerts, Donaire-Barroso, Steinfartz, Joger, Vences, and Karar, 2016, Amphibia-Reptilia, 37: 1–8, who reported on molecular phylogeography in Algeria. 

25 April 2016:  Kok, Russo, Ratz, and Aubret, 2016, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 10(1: Special Section): 5– 12, noted that populations of Stefania ginesi (Hemiphractidae) from Abakapá-tepui and Amurí-tepui , and populations of Stefania satelles from Murisipán-tepui, Upuigma-tepui, and Angasima-tepui, Venezuela, represent unnamed species. 

25 April 2016: Added Pseudocallulops foja (Asterophryinae, Microhylidae), named by Günther, Richards, and Tjaturadi, 2016, Russ. J. Herpetol., 23: 63–69, from the foothills of the Foja Mountains, Papua Province (New Guinea), Indonesia (02°2213 S 138°1245 E; 500 m elevation).

21 April 2016: Added a comment and modified the range statement of Ensatina eschscholtzii to reflect the collection record of Valdéz-Villavicencio, Peralta-García, and Hollingsworth, 2016, Check List, 11(3: 1649): 1–3, who reported a coastal population in the San Quintín volcanic field , Baja California del Sur, Mexico. 

21 April 2016: Added Pristimantis iiap (Craugastoridae), named by Padial, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Chaparro, and Gutiérrez, 2016, Ann. Carnegie Mus., 83: 207–218, from a campsite on the Sepahua River, between Quebrada Zungaro and Quebrada Esther, Distrito Sepahua, Provincia Atayala, Departamento Ucayali, Peru. 

21 April 2016: Added Microhyla laterite (Microhylidae), named by Seshadri, Singal, Priti, Ravikanth, Vidisha, Saurabh, Pratik, and Gururaja, 2016, PLoS One,  11(3: e0149727): 1–18, from the Udupi District of Karnataka, India.

21 April 2016: Added Leptolalax tengchongensis (Megophryidae), named by Yang, Wang, Chen, and Rao, 2016, Zootaxa, 4088: 379–394, from Mount Gaoligongshan of western Yunnan Province, China. 

21 April 2016: Added Pachytriton wuguanfui (Salamandridae), named by Yuan, Zhang, and Che, 2016, Zootaxa, 4085: 219–232, from Mt. Gupo, Hezhou city, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. 

21 April 2016: Added Odorrana mutschmanni (Ranidae), named by Pham, Nguyen, Le, Bonkowski, and Ziegler, 2016, Zootaxa, 4084: 421–435, from "the karst forest near Coong Village (22°42.712’N, 106°40.075’E, at an elevation of 447 m), Duc Quang Commune, Ha Lang District, Cao Bang Province, Vietnam". Presumably also to be found in similar habitats in adjacent China. 

21 April 2016: Added Ansonia smeagol (Bufonidae), named by Davis, Grismer, Klabacka, Muin, Quah, Anuar, Wood, and Sites, 2016, Zootaxa, 4103: 137–153, from Titiwangsa Mountain Range in West Malaysia. 

21 April 2016: Added comments under Scinax composseabrai (Hylidae), Scinax eurydice, Scinax pachycrus, and Scinax cf. x-signatus noting the publication of Novaes and Zina, 2016, Zootaxa, 4084: 258–266, who reported on the advertisement calls. 

20 April 2016: Added comments under Plethodon cinereus (Plethontidae) and Plethodon electromorphus referencing the publication of  Lehtinen, Steratore, Eyre, Cassagnol, Stern, and Edgington, 2016, Copeia, 2016: 132–139, who presented evidence of widespread hybridization between these two species to the point that the authors suggested that the populations were merging. 

20 April 2016: Removed Sclerophrys pusilla (Bufonidae) from the synonymy of Sclerophrys maculata and redelimited the ranges of both, following the revision of Poynton, Loader, Conradie, Rödel, and Liedtke, 2016, Zootaxa, 4098: 73–94. 

20 April 2016: Modified the range statement for Pseudis cardosoi (Hylidae) to include Parana, Brazil, as noted by Conte, Nomura, Machado, Kwet, Lingnau, and Rossa-Feres, 2010, Biota Neotrop., São Paulo, 10: 201-224. 

18 April 2016: Partitioned Rhinella marina (Bufonidae) into two species following Acevedo-Rincón, Lampo, and Cipriani, 2016, Zootaxa, 4103: 574–586. Rhinella marina is restricted to South America east of the Venezuelan and main Andes and Rhinella horribilis is found from South Texas (USA) and southern Sonora south along lowlands to extreme northwestern Venezuela and Chocoan Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Fortunately for those who deal with these things, it seems that all of the introduction world-wide can be documented as originating from within the range of Rhinella marina, not Rhinella horribilis

18 April 2016: This catalogue was brought into line with the study by Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 1–109, one completely derived from a concatenated dataset of GenBank sequences developed by other studies (the backbone constructed of 2 mtDNA sequences, with several other additional genes added, presumably with a considerable amoung of missing data). (All in all this approach by Duellman is remarkable given his previous statement (Duellman, 2015, Marsupial Frogs: 400): "The deposition of sequences in GenBank provides the scientific community with access to genomic data on more and more species. . . . . Perhaps the most distressing aspect of GenBank is that it gives unscrupulous investigators the opportunity to mine other scientists' hard-gotten data for their own analyses, which the former group of individual publish and on which classifications are based, without these investigators gathering any data of their e.g., Pyron and Wiens, 2011". Given that the bulk of Duellman et al.'s data in this case are derived from work by others, one has to marvel at the charge. Regardless, analysis of these data provided the source of many novel and in some cases unnecessary changes that will irritate others working on the group (e.g., the partitions of Hyla and Pseudacris likely will not last, nor will the recognition of the likely paraphyletic former Hyla bistincta group as Sarcohyla, otherwise treated by other authors as part of the monophyletic Plectrohyla,  as other workers attack the problem). The subfamilies of Hylidae as families (Hylidae, Pelodryadidae, Phyllomedusidae), recognized Acridinae (new), Hylinae (redelimited), Pseudinae (resurrected), Dendropsophinae (new rank), Lophyohylinae (new rank), Scinaxinae (new), Cophomantinae (new rank), and added new genera for the western species of Pseudacris (now Hyliola), Rheohyla (new), Dryophytes (for the predominantly North American clade of Hyla), Colomascirtus named for a subset of former Hyloscirtus, Callimedusa named within Phyllomedusidae and Pelodryadidae divided into two subfamilies, Pelobiinae and Pelodryadinae, one for one fragment of Litoria and the other for Nyctimystes plus a fragment of former Litoria, now Dryopsophus. The paper presents a sweeping revision of the former hylids. The phylogenetic analysis is large, based on maximum-likelihood optimization on static-aligned sequences, which suggests that substantial modifications should be expected. Morphology is included descriptively but as presented is frequently non-diagnostic. Hyla aurata (the type species of Scinax) was apparently placed in Ololygon in error as both Scinax and Ololygon were recognized. 

2 April 2016: Added a comment under Pseudotriton ruber (Plethodontidae) to reflect the publication of Folt, Garrison, Guyer, Rodriguez, and Bond, 2016, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 98: 97–110, who reported on molecular phylogeography, retaining subspecies as arbitrary descriptors of geographic variation but not evolutionary entities. 

30 March 2016: Added a comment and modified the range statement of Eleutherodactylus planirostris (Eleutherodactylidae) to reflect the publication of Dillman and Gibbons, 2016, Herpetol. Rev., 47: 76–77, who reported this introduced species from the vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina, extending its range up the coastal plain from Savannah, Georgia. 

28 March 2016: Added Limnonectes longchuanensis (Dicroglossidae), named from Longchuan, Yunnan, China, but also reported from adjacent Myanmar by Suwannapoom, Yuan, Chen, Hou, Zhao, Wang, Nguyen, Murphy, Sullivan, McLeod, and Che, 2016, Zootaxa, 4093: 181–200. Comments added under Limnonectes nameyi, Limnonectes fujianensis, and the distribution statement of Limnonectes taylori to include Yunnan, China, as well as Laos, and central Vietnam. 

19 March 2016: Added comments in synonymies dealing with the types (and putative types) in the MDUG, of Hylodes augusti, Ambystoma altamirani, Ambystoma velasci, Sierdeon dumerilii queretaroensis, Hemitriton asper, and Hylodes alfredi, published by  Flores-Villela, Ríos-Muñoz, Magaña-Cota, and Quezadas-Tapia, 2016, Zootaxa, 4092: 33–54, .

15 March 2016: Added Psychrophrynella chirihampatu (Craugastoridae), named by Catenazzi and Ttito, 2016, PeerJ, DOI 10.7717/peerj.1807: 1–22, from the Japumato Valley, 2550 to 3180 m elevation, Distrito Paucartambo, Provincia Paucartambo, Región Cusco, Peru. 

5 March 2016: Added Fejervarya dhaka (Dicroglossidae), from Dhaka City, Bangladesh, named by Howlader, Nair, and Merilä, 2016, PLoS One, 11(3): e0149597: 1–23, as Zakerana dhaka (apparently in ignorance of the synonymy of Zakerana with Fejervarya by Dinesh, Vijayakumar, Channakeshavamurthy, Torsekar, Kulkarni, and Shanker, 2015, Zootaxa, 3999: 79). 

4 March 2016: Added Hypsiboas diabolicus (Hylidae) named by  Fouquet, Martinez, Zeidler, Courtois, Gaucher, Blanc, Lima, Souza, Rodrigues, and Kok, 2016, Zootaxa, 4084: 79–104, from French Guiana and adjacent Brazil. The paper also delimits at least 5  other unnamed species as well as noting the need for redelimitation of Hypsiboas geographicus

4 March 2016: Added Allobates bacurau (Allobatidae), named by Simões, 2016, Zootaxa, 4083: 504 from Estrada do Miriti, in the outskirts of the city of Manicoré, on the right bank of the Madeira River, State of Amazonas, Brazil.

4 March 2016: Added a comment under Brachycephalus nodoterga (Brachycephalidae) and modified the range statement to reflect the publication of Clemente-Carvalho, Perez, Tonhatti, Condez, Sawaya, Haddad, and Reis, 2016, J. Herpetol., 50: 169–178, who discussed the identity of the population on the Ilha de São Sebastião within a larger discussion of morphological and molecular distance among populations with reference to biogeography.

3 March 2016: Added Raorchestes honnametti (Rhacophoridae) from the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve of the Western Ghats of extreme southern Karnataka, India. Named by Gururaja,Priti, Roshmi, and Aravind in Priti, Sarma, Ramya, Sudhira, Ravikanth, Aravind, and Gururaja, 2016, PLoS One, 11(3): e0149382: 1–21. 

23 February 2016: Added Amazophryne javierbustamantei, named by Rojas-Zamora, Chaparro, Carvalho, Ávila, Farias, Hrbek, and Gordo, 2016, ZooKeys, 563: 43–71, from Madre de Dios, Peru, and who reported on molecular phylogenetics of the species in the genus, noting two unnamed species. 

18 February 2016: Added  i (Brachycephalidae), a member of what formerly was called Psyllophryne, named by Condez, Monteiro, Comitti, Garcia, Amaral, and Haddad, 2016, Zootaxa, 4083: 40–56, from Município de São Francisco do Sul, State of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and found in the states of São Paulo, Paraná, and Santa Catarina, Brazil, and it is apparently widely distributed, occurring from the sea level up to 1000 m. 

13 February 2016: Added a comment under Plethodontidae referencing the paper by Shen, Liang, Chen, Mao, Wake, and Zhang, 2016, Syst. Biol., 65: 66–81, who provided an historical biogeography, rejecting the out-of-Appalachia hypothsis, of the entire family based on a large multilocus dataset. 

12 February 2016: Added a comment under Rhinella (Bufonidae) and under relevant species to reflect the molecular phylogenetic study of Pereyra, Baldo, Blotto, Iglesias, Thomé, Haddad, Barrio-Amorós, Ibáñez D., and Faivovich, 2016, Cladistics, 32: 36–53, who found the group monophyletic and commented on the position of Rhinella sternosignata (not in the Rhinella granulosa group) as well as the distribution of morphological, karyological, chromosomal, and behavioral characteristics on the resultant tree. 

12 February 2016: Added a comment under Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Bufonidae) noting the study of Wogan, Stuart, Iskandar, and McGuire, 2016, Biol. Lett., 12 (Art. 20150807): 1–5, who demonstrated that the nominal species (studied east of Bangladesh) is composed of three deeply divergent genetic lineages. 

10 February 2016: Placed Ichthyophis husaini (Ichthyophiidae) into the synonymy of Ichthyophis garoensis to reflect the publication of Kamei and Biju, 2016, Zootaxa, 4079: 140–150, who studied the holotypes and relevant specimens and found them to represent the same species. 

2 February 2016: Made a considerable number of changes extending from the publication of Yan, Jiang, Jin, Suwannapoom, Li, Vindum, Brown, and Che, 2016, Zool. Res., Kunming, 37: 7–14: A) Liurananinae is resurrected from the synonymy of Dicroglossinae and recognized as a subfamily of Ceratobatrachidae to contain the sole genus Liurana, which contains three species (L. alpina, L. medogensis, and L. xizangensis) most recently considered member of Limnonectes. This has big effects on the overall range of Ceratobatrachidae, extending into the Himalayan region of China. B) Ingerana tasanae was found to be a member of Alcalus, which extends this otherwise Philippine/Sunda taxon to western and peninsular Thailand and adjacent Myanmar. 

2 February 2016: Added Scutiger spinosus (Megophryidae), named from 62K, Medog, Xizang (= Tibet) China, by Jiang, Wang, Li, and Che in Jiang, Wang, Zou, Yan, Li, and Che, 2016, Zool. Res., Kunming, 37: 21–30. The authors also referred a specimen of nominal Scutiger nyingchiensis from Arunachal Pradesh, India, to the new species. 

2 February 2016: Added Amolops nyingchiensis (Ranidae) named from Gedang, Medog, Nyinchi Prefecture, China, by Jiang, Wang, Xie, Jiang, and Che in Jiang, Wang, Xie, Zou, Liu, Jiang, Li, and Che, 2016, Zool. Res., Kunming, 37: 31–40, who also doubted the records of Amolops monticola from China, implying that most or all are referrable to Amolops aniquiaoensis.

28 January 2016: Added Kurixalus wangi and Kurixalus beryllinirus (Rhacophoridae), named by Wu, Huang, Tsai, Li, Jhang, and Wu, 2016, ZooKeys, 557: 121–153, from Taiwan. 

21 January 2016: Added the new genus Blythophryne (Bufonidae) and Blythophryne beryet, the only species, named by Chandramouli, Vasudevan, Harikrishnan, Dutta, Janani, Sharma, Das, and Aggarwal, 2016, ZooKeys, 555: 57–90, from the Andaman Islands of India. 

20 January 2016: To bring the catalogue into congruence with the publication of Chan, Grismer, Zachariah, Brown, and Abraham, 2016, PLoS One, 11(1): e0145903: 1–13, Pedostibes (Bufonidae) is partitioned to resolve the previously recognized polyphyly of the genus. The Indian species, P. tuberculosus and P. kempii, are retained in Pedostibes and the Malayan Peninsula/Sunda Shelf species are placed in the new genus Rentapia (R. hosii, R. rugosa, and R. everetti). 

20 January 2016: Added Frankixalus (Rhacophoridae), a new genus for Philautus jerdonii, named by Biju, Senevirathne, Garg, Mahony, Kamei, Thomas, Shouche, Raxworthy, Meegaskumbura, and Van Bocxlaer, 2016, PLoS One, 11(1): e0145727: 1–17, which turns out to be phylogenetically distant from Philautus (or Polypedates, within which the species was originally named.) 

18 January 2016: Transferred Nyctimystes rueppeli (Hylidae) out of the monophyletic Nyctimystes and into the paraphyletic Litoria based on the publication of Menzies and Riyanto, 2015, Alytes, 32: 17–22. The world awaits the definitive partition of "Litoria" planned by Steve Donnellan. 

18 January 2016: Added a comment and modified the range statement of the Craugastor rupinius (Craugastoridae) to reflect the first record for Honduras (Cerro Montecristo) provided by Townsend, Firneno, Escoto, Flores-Girón, Medina-Flores, and Oyuela, 2015, Alytes, 32: 55–58. 

18 January 2016: Added a comment under Indosylvirana sreeni (Ranidae) noting the publication of Ganesh and Arumugam, 2015, Alytes, 32: 59–65, who reported on natural history and the range of the species. 

18 January 2016: Added a comment under Bufo bufo (Bufonidae) noting the publication by Waser, Schweizer, Schmidt, and Hertwig, 2015, Amphibia-Reptilia, 36: 425–436, who reported on molecular phylogeography in Switzerland and post-glacial colonization.

18 January 2016: Added a comment under Pelophylax saharicus (Ranidae) noting the publication of Lansari, Vences, Hauswaldt, Hendrix, Donaire-Barroso, Bouazza, Joger, El Mouden, and Slimani, 2015, Amphibia-Reptilia, 36: 437–443, who discussed the mtDNA haplotype differences in populations north and south of the Atlas Massif in Morocco. 

18 January 2016: Added comments under Gracixalus gracilipes (Rhacophoridae), Gracixalus quangi, and Gracixalus supercornutus referencing the publication of Rowley, Dau, Hoang, Nguyen, Le, and Altig, 2015, Amphibia-Reptilia, 36: 277–285, who provided information on larval morphology and discussed the advertisement calls. 

18 January 2016: Added Pristimantis stictus (Craugastoridae), named by González-Durán, 2016, Zootaxa, 4066: 421–437, from high elevations Caldas, Colombia, and also added a comment under Pristimantis noting the table of morphological comparison of members of the Pristimantis leptolophus species group. 

18 January 2016: Added a comment under Salamandra salamandra (Salamandridae) referencing the publication of Najbar, Babik, Najbar, and Ogielska, 2015, Amphibia-Reptilia, 36: 301–311, who discussed genetic structure and differentiation in the Carpathian Mountains of Poland. 

18 January 2016: Added a comment under Ceratophrys joazeirensis (Ceratophryidae), noting the publication of Jorge, Sales, Kokubum, and Freire, 2015, Phyllomedusa, 14: 147–156, who reported on natural history and discussed the range, including providing a dot map. 

18 January 2016: Added a comment under Scinax cruentommus (Hylidae) noting the publication of Carvalho, Teixeira, Duellman, and Giaretta, 2015, Phyllomedusa, 14: 139–146, who reported on the range (usefull dot map) and redescribed the advertisment call. 

18 January 2016: Added a comment under Scinax cardosoi (Hylidae) referencing the publication of Carvalho, Borges-Martins, and Giaretta, 2015, Phyllomedusa, 14: 127–137, who reported on vocalizations with comments on the advertisement call in the Scinax ruber clade.  

18 January 2016: Added comments under Hyperolius castaneus (Hyperoliidae) and Hyperolius jackie, referencing the publication of Lehr, Dehling, Greenbaum, and Sinsch, 2015, ZooKeys, 546: 125–152, who reported on embryogeneis and larval morphology. 

18 January 2016: Added a comment under Ischnocnema penaxavantinho (Brachycephalidae) referencing the paper by Bastos, Signorelli, Nomura, and Morais, 2015, Herpetol. Bull., London, 132: 22–24, who provided the range extension to Goiás, Brazil, as well as notes on its vocalizations. 

18 January 2016: Added a comments under Bokermannohyla flavopicta (Hylidae) and Bokermannohyla oxente, referencing the publication by Magalhães, Mercês, Santana, Juncá, Napoli, and Garda, 2015, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 10: 211–218, who provided description of larval morphology of the former and comparative oral cavity aanatomy of the latter. 

18 January 2016: Added a comment under Bokermannohyla flavopicta (Hylidae) referencing the publication of  Rocha, Thompson, Leite, and Garcia, 2016, Zootaxa, 4061: 277–280, who reported on the advertisement call, comparing it to available calls in the Bokermannohyla pseudopseudis group. 

18 January 2016: Added Scinax haddadorum (Hylidae), a member of the Scinax ruber clade, named by Araujo-Vieira, Valdujo, and Faivovich, 2016, Zootaxa, 4061: 261–273, from the Municipality of Barra do Garças, State of Mato Grosso, Brazil. 

18 January 2016: Added Hyloscirtus diabolus (Hylidae), named by Rivera-Correa, García-Burneo, and Grant, 2016, Zootaxa, 4061: 29–40, from two cloud-forest localities, separated by 100 km on the highlands on the eastern slope of the Corillera Central in the northern Peruvian Andes (provinces of Chachapoyas and Pedro Ruiz Gallo, Department of Amazonas. The authors also discussed the state of phylogenetic inquiry into the genus. 

18 January 2016: Added Microhyla mihintalei (Microhylidae), named by Wijayathilaka, Garg, Senevirathne, Karunarathna, Biju, and Meegaskumbura, 2016, Zootaxa, 4066: 4, named from Anuradhapura, Anuradhapura Sri Lanka. Records of Microhyla rubra from Sri Lanka now apply to this species. 

11 January 2016: Added Choerophryne roedeli and Oreophryne choerophrynoides (Microhylidae), named from the Fak Fak Mountains of western New Guinea (West Papua Province, Indonesia) by Günther, 2015, Vert. Zool., Dresden, 65: 357–370. 

11 January 2016: Moved all Amietophrynus (Bufonidae) into Sclerophrys, and Amietophrynus rangeri to Sclerophrys capensis, to bring the catalog into line with the publication of  Ohler and Dubois, 2016, PeerJ, 4(e1553): 1–13, who redescribed the holotype of Sclerophrys capensis Tschudi, 1838, identified it as what heretofore was called Amietophrynus/Bufo rangeri and noted that Sclerophrys is a senior synonym of Amietophrynus

7 January 2016: Added Leptolalax isos, named by Rowley, Stuart, Neang, Hoang, Dau, Nguyen, and Emmett, 2015, Zootaxa, 4039: 401–417, from Kon Ka Kinh National Park, Gia Lai Province, Vietnam. Reported from mid-high elevations (ca. 650–1100 m) in the western and southern slopes of the Kon Tum Plateau of central Vietnam and adjacent northeastern Cambodia.  

3 January 2016: Added Craugastor metriosistus (Craugastoridae), named by Ospina-Sarria, Angarita-Sierra, and Pedroza-Banda, 2015, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 10: 169, from the Department of César, Colombia, in the Magdalena Valley. Previously this species had been confused with Craugastor raniformis, which now is not included in the Magdalena Valley fauna. These authors also discussed identificatory features of the Craugastor fitzingeri group. 

3 January 2016: Added comments and range statements for Ecnomiohyla echinata, Ecnomiohyla minera, Ecnomiohyla salvaje, and Ecnomiohyla valancifer (Hylidae), the species of Nuclear Central America, to bring the records here into agreement with the review of these species by Mendelson, Eichenbaum, and Campbell, 2015, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 10: 187–194.