Bromeliohyla,

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: 19

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EA87A5-FFBB-123B-F398-896730E5F5A2

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scientific name

Bromeliohyla
status

 

Bromeliohyla  , Duellmanohyla  , and Ptychohyla 

One clade contains one species of Bromeliohyla  and seven species of Ptychohyla  . Bromeliohyla bromeliacia  (Taylor) is the well-supported sister of the clade of Ptychohyla salvadorensis (Mertens)  plus three species of Duellmanohyla  . Moreover, Ptychohyla spinipollex Schmidt  is sister to that clade of five species. Although not notably different as adults, except in coloration ( Fig. 6View FIGURE 6. A), egg deposition sites and tadpoles of the species in these three genera are distinctly different ( Campbell & Smith 1992; Duellman 2001). Bromeliohyla  is an inhabitant of arboreal bromeliads where eggs are deposited in water in the axils of the leaves, and tadpoles have small ventral oral discs with a LTRF of 2 / 3 – 2 / 5, long tooth rows, a depressed body, massive caudal musculature, and shallow fins. Duellmanohyla  breeds in streams, where tadpoles develop in quiet pools and have a large, pendant oral discs with a LTRF of 2 / 2 or 2 / 3, short tooth rows, a rounded body, well-developed caudal musculature, and fins nearly as high as the caudal musculature at midlength of the tail. Ptychohyla  also breeds in streams, where tadpoles develop in riffles and have large ventral oral discs with a LTRF of 3 / 6 – 6 / 9, long tooth rows, a rounded body, well-developed caudal musculature, and fins nearly as high as the caudal musculature at midlength of the tail. The tadpole of Ptychohyla salvadorensis  has a large ventral mouth with 2 / 3 – 2 / 5, entirely unlike tadpoles of Duellmanohyla ( McCranie and Wilson 2002)  .

Low nodal support values in the clade containing Bromeliohyla  , Duellmanohyla  , and Ptychohyla salvadorensis  , indicate that the existing molecular data are unable to resolve their relationships. Although the deep nesting of P. salvadorensis  in this clade suggests that Ptychohyla  is paraphyletic, more molecular data are needed to corroborate this. Therefore, we retain this species in the genus Ptychohyla  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Hylidae