Hylinae,

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: 17

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scientific name

Hylinae
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Subfamily Hylinae  Rafinesque, 1815

Hylarinia Rafinesque, 1815: 78. Type genus: Hylaria Rafinesque, 1814  (an unjustified emendation of Hyla Laurenti, 1768  [fide Frost 2015]).

Definition. As for the family.

Content. Eighteen genera and 165 species.

Distribution. North America southward throughout Mexico and Central America, and barely entering South America. The subfamily also occurs throughout much of temperate Eurasia, Japan, and extreme northern Africa.

Etymology. The family name is based on the generic name Hyla  that is derived from the vocative of Hylas  , the companion of Hercules, in Greek mythology.

Remarks. The monophyly of all of the Nearctic, Mexican, and Central American genera of hylines is strongly supported ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2). This clade contains 18 genera and 165 species. Except for the Central American Smilisca phaeota  , sila  , and sordida  , the ranges of which extend into northwestern South America, no species in this clade extends into that continent.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Hylidae