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

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: 18

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

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scientific name

Sarcohyla
status

new genus

Sarcohyla  new genus

Sarcohyla  . Type species: Cauphias crassus Brocchi, 1877: 130  .

Definition. Moderate to large frogs having thick, glandular skin and enlarged prepollex without a projecting spine ( Figs. 5 AView FIGURE 5. A and B), and the alary process of the premaxilla not bifurcate posteriorly.

Content. Twenty-four species: Sarcohyla ameibothalame  (Canseco-Márquez, Mendelson, and Gutiérrez- Mayén), arborescandens (Taylor)  , bistincta (Cope)  , calthula  (Ustach, Mendelson, McDiarmid, and Campbell), calvicollina* (Toal), celata* (Toal and Mendelson), cembra* (Caldwell), charadricola* (Duellman), chryses* (Adler), crassa  * (Brocchi), cyanomma* (Caldwell), cyclada (Campbell and Duellman)  , ephemera* (Meik, Canseco-Márquez, Smith, and Campbell), hazelae* (Taylor), labedactyla* (Mendelson and Toal), miahuatlanensis* (Meik, Canseco-Márquez, Smith, and Campbell), mykter* (Adler), pachyderma* (Taylor), pentheter (Adler)  , psarosema* (Campbell and Duellman), robertsorum* (Taylor), sabrina* (Caldwell), siopela (Duellman)  , and thorectes * (Adler); all names are new combinations.

Distribution. Highlands of Mexico west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec northward to Durango and San Luis Potosí.

Etymology. The generic name is derived from the Greek sarkodes meaning fleshy in combination with Hylas  of Greek mythology. The name refers to the thick, glandular skin characteristic of most of the species in the genus. The gender is feminine.

Remarks. For the most part this genus is the Hyla bistincta  and Hyla arborescandens  groups of Duellman (2001). The phylogenetic tree by Faivovich et al. (2005) included only five species in the Hyla bistincta  Group, which they showed as the sister clade to Plectrohyla  . Faivovich et al. (2005: 104) stated: “Technically our results are certainly compatible with the recognition of a separate genus for the members of the H. bistincta  group and the few species from other groups associated with them. However, we are particularly concerned that the present, clean separation between Plectrohyla  and these exemplars probably will not hold when more species of the two clades, particularly from the H. bistincta  group, are added.” Contrary to their concern, additional species ( Fig. 4View FIGURE 4) showed a complete separation of Plectrohyla  from the “ Hyla bistincta  Group” recognized herein as the genus Sarcohyla  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Hylidae

Loc

Sarcohyla

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

Sarcohyla

Brocchi 1877: 130
1877