TAXONOMIC STUDIES OF SOME HYLID FROGS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW GUINEA
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
1965 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 145, Issue 1, pages 91–106, May 1965
How to Cite
Tyler, M. J. (1965), TAXONOMIC STUDIES OF SOME HYLID FROGS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW GUINEA. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 145: 91–106. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1965.tb02002.x
- Issue published online: 6 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 14th April, 1964
The taxonomic status of the Hylid frogs Hyla serrata Andersson and H. nannotis Andersson of Queensland, and H. eucnemis Lönnberg and H. obsoleta Lönnberg of New Guinea has been the subject of controversy, Loveridge (1935), Copland (1957), Moore (1961).
The author has examined the type specimens of the above species and all other available material in an attempt to clarify their taxonomic status. On the basis of this investigation of morphological variation, the following changes to currently recognized generic and specific names are proposed:
Hyla obsoleta Lönnberg =Nyctimystes obsoleta (Lönnberg),
Hyla rhacophorus Van Kampen =Hyla eucnemis Lönnberg,
Hyla serrata Andersson =Hyla eucnemis Lönnberg.