Hyla sanchiangensis

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Hyla sanchiangensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Hyla
Species: H. sanchiangensis
Binomial name
Hyla sanchiangensis
Pope, 1929[2][3]

Hyla sanchiangensis (proposed common name: San Chiang tree frog)[4] is a species of frog in the family Hylidae.[3] It is endemic to central and southern China and known from Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Anhui, Zhejiang, Hunan, Hubei, and Jiangxi provinces.[5] The type locality is "San Chiang" (Chinese: 三港; pinyin: Sāngǎng) in what at present is the Wuyishan City.[3][5] The type series was collected by Clifford H. Pope during the Third Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History in 1926, and described in 1929, along with three other new amphibian species.[2]

Description[edit]

Males measure 31–35 mm (1.2–1.4 in) and females 33–38 mm (1.3–1.5 in) in snout–vent length.[5] The back is leaf-green in colour. There are conspicuous black markings on the sides and on the limbs. The skin is smooth. The fingers are slightly webbed whereas the toes are two-thirds webbed. The males have two largish vocal sacks.[2]

The tadpoles grow to 31 mm (1.2 in) total length.[5]

Habitat and conservation[edit]

Hyla sanchiangensis live in hilly areas in forest and rice paddies and their vicinity.[1][5] By daytime they hide inside bamboo tubes or in holes in the ground, coming out in the evening to prey on insects. They are found at elevations of 500–1,560 m (1,640–5,120 ft) above sea level.[5]

Hyla sanchiangensis is a common species. Habitat destruction and degradation are threats to it.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Michael Wai Neng Lau; Geng Baorong; Gu Huiqing (2004). "Hyla sanchiangensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T55642A11346305. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Pope, C. H. (1929). "Four new frogs from Fukien Province, China". American Museum Novitates. 352: 1–5. 
  3. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Hyla sanchiangensis Pope, 1929". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Aquatic Invasive Species - Amphibians - Frogs/Toads". Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Hyla sanchiangensis Pope, 1929". AmphibiaChina (in Chinese). Kunming Institute of Zoology. 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2016.