Hylomantis Peters, 1873,

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: 35

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Hylomantis Peters, 1873
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Hylomantis Peters, 1873 

Hylomantis Peters, 1873  “ 1872:” 772, Type species: Hylomantis asper Peters, 1873  “ 1872.” by monotypy.

Definition. Small frogs (SVL less than 50 mm); vomerine teeth present; palpebral membrane not reticulated; tadpoles having enlarged oral disc directed anteriorly.

Content. Two species: Hylomantis asperus Peters  and H. granulosus (Cruz)  .

Distribution. Atlantic coastal forest in the states of Bahia and Pernambuco, Brazil.

Etymology. The generic name is the combination of Hylas  of Greek mythology and the Greek mantis prophet or soothsayer. The gender is masculine.

Remarks. The generic placement of these frogs has been chaotic (see Faivovich et al. 2010, and Pimenta et al. 2007 b). The tadpoles are unique among phyllomedusids by having the eyes lateral and visible from below and an enlarged oral disc directed anteriorly ( Nascimento & Skuk 2007). Faivovich et al. (2010) recognized Hylomantis  as a genus containing H. asperus  ( Fig. 15 AView FIGURE 15. A) and H. granulosus  plus the “ Phyllomedusa buckleyi  Group.” Herein we consider Hylomantis  to be composed of two species in northeastern Brazil, more than 3000 km away from the “ Phyllomedusa buckleyi  Group” and from members of the genus Agalychnis  in Central America and northwestern South America.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Hylidae