Scinaxinae

Duellman, William E., Marion, Angela B. & Hedges, Blair, 2016, Phylogenetics, classification, and biogeography of the treefrogs (Amphibia: Anura: Arboranae), Zootaxa 4104 (1), pp. 1-109: 25-26

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http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4104.1.1

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scientific name

Scinaxinae
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New Subfamily

Subfamily Scinaxinae  New Subfamily

Scinaxinae  . Type genus: Scinax Wagler, 1830  .

Definition. Small to medium-sized frogs with sacral diapophyses not expanded; in dorsal view, snout acutely rounded to acute with projecting proboscis.

Content. Four genera and 126 species.

Distribution. Mostly South America from Uruguay, northern Argentina, and northwestern Peru northward through Central America to southern and eastern Mexico; Islands of Tobago, Trinidad, and Saint Lucia. Etymology. The familial name is derived from the Greek skinos meaning quick or nimble, an appropriate name for these agile frogs.

Remarks. The support value is high (97 %) for the cluster of three of the genera ( Julianus  , Ololygon  , and Scinax  ), but the placement of Sphaenorhynchus  as the sister taxon of the others is low (49 %); thus, the relationships of Sphaenorhynchus  are equivocal.

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Scinaxinae

Duellman, William E., Marion, Angela B. & Hedges, Blair 2016

2016
Loc

Scinax

Wagler 1830

1830