Systematics of the frogs allocated to Sarcohyla bistincta sensu lato (Cope, 1877), with description of a new species from Western Mexico

Jonathan A. CAMPBELL*, Edmund D. BRODIE, Itzue W. CAVIEDES-SOLIS, Adrián Nieto Montes DE OCA, Víctor H. LUJA, Oscar FLORES-VILLELA, Uri Omar GARCÍA-VÁZQUEZ, Goutam Chandra SARKER, Elijah WOSTL, Eric N. SMITH

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A new species of hylid frog is described from the southwestern edge of the Mexican Plateau from the states of Morelos and Mexico through Michoacán and Jalisco, reaching the Sierra Madre Occidental in Sinaloa and western Durango. The new species is part of the widespread Mexican hylid Sarcohyla bistincta (sensu amplo) complex, comprised of S. bistincta, S. pentheter, S. calthula, and S. ephemera. One subspecies of S. bistincta (labeculata) was proposed for an isolated pop-ulation in Oaxaca. We restrict the group's nominal species, S. bistincta (sensu stricto), to the Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico and southward into the Sierra Madre del Sur of Guerrero and Oaxaca. Examination of type material places S. calthula and S. ephemera in the synonymy of S. labeculata (new combination). The species allied to S. bistincta, namely, S. bistincta, S. labeculata, S. pentheter, and the new species described herein, are diagnosed and described following re-cent suggested taxonomic changes and new available material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-384
Number of pages19
JournalZootaxa
Volume4422
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Amphibia
  • Anura
  • New species
  • Sarcohyla pentheter
  • Sarcohyla bistincta
  • Sarcohyla hapsa sp. nov.
  • Sarcohyla labeculata
  • Taxonomy

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