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A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla   By: (1930-)

A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla by William E. Duellman

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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PUBLICATIONS MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Volume 15, No. 7, pp. 297 349, pls. 11 18, 7 figs.

October 18, 1963

A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla

BY

WILLIAM E. DUELLMAN

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS LAWRENCE 1963

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Editors: E. Raymond Hall, Chairman, Henry S. Fitch, Theodore H. Eaton, Jr.

Volume 15, No. 7, pp. 297 349, pls. 11 18, 7 figs.

Published October 18, 1963

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Lawrence, Kansas

PRINTED BY JEAN M. NEIBARGER, STATE PRINTER TOPEKA, KANSAS 1963

[Union Label] 29 6531

A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla

BY WILLIAM E. DUELLMAN

CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION 301 Acknowledgments 301 Materials and Methods 302

ANALYSIS OF DATA 303 External Morphology 303 Color and Pattern 307 Osteology 307 Tadpoles 310 Breeding Call 312

SYSTEMATIC ACCOUNTS 314 Ptychohyla Taylor, 1944 314 Key to Adults 315 Key to Tadpoles 315 Ptychohyla euthysanota Group 315 Ptychohyla euthysanota 315 Ptychohyla euthysanota euthysanota (Kellogg) 315 Ptychohyla euthysanota macrotympanum (Tanner) 320 Ptychohyla leonhardschultzei (Ahl) 323 Ptychohyla spinipollex (Schmidt) 327 Ptychohyla schmidtorum Group 331 Ptychohyla schmidtorum 331 Ptychohyla schmidtorum schmidtorum Stuart 331 Ptychohyla schmidtorum chamulae Duellman 334 Ptychohyla ignicolor Duellman 337

DISTRIBUTION AND ECOLOGY 340 Geographic Distribution of the Species 340 Habitat Preference 342 Interspecific Competition 343 Reproduction and Development 344

PHYLOGENY OF PTYCHOHYLA 345 Ptychohyla as a Natural Assemblage 345 Generic Relationships 346 Interspecific Relationships 347

LITERATURE CITED 349

INTRODUCTION

Probably no ecological group of hylid frogs (some Hyla plus Plectrohyla and Ptychohyla ) in Middle America is so poorly known as those species that live in the cloud forests on steep mountain slopes and breed in cascading mountain streams... Continue reading book >>




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