Trachycephalus

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Casque-headed tree frogs
Trachycephalus resinifictrix.jpg
Trachycephalus resinifictrix
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Subfamily: Hylinae
Genus: Trachycephalus
Tschudi, 1838
Species

See text.

Synonyms

Phrynohyas Fitzinger, 1843

Trachycephalus is a genus of frogs, the casque-headed tree frogs, in the Hylidae family. They are found in Mexico, Central America, and South America. In a recent revision, the seven species of the genus Phrynohyas were included in this genus, and Phrynohyas is now considered a synonym of Trachycephalus.[1] These frogs inhabit the canopies of tropical rainforests, where they breed in tree cavities, and seldom, if ever, descend to the ground.

Species[edit]

Binomial name and author Common name
T. atlas Bokermann, 1966 Bokermann's casque-headed tree frog
T. coriaceus (Peters, 1867) Surinam golden-eyed tree frog
T. dibernardoi Kwet and Solé, 2008
T. hadroceps (Duellman and Hoogmoed, 1992) New River tree frog
T. imitatrix (Miranda-Ribeiro, 1926) Rio golden-eyed tree frog
T. jordani (Stejneger and Test, 1891) Jordan's casque-headed tree frog
T. lepidus (Pombal, Haddad, and Cruz, 2003)
T. mambaiensis Cintra, Silva, Silva, Garcia and Zaher, 2009
T. mesophaeus (Hensel, 1867) Porto Alegre golden-eyed tree frog
T. nigromaculatus Tschudi, 1838 black-spotted casque-headed tree frog
T. resinifictrix (Goeldi, 1907) Mission golden-eyed tree frog or Amazon milk frog
T. venulosus (Laurenti, 1768) veined tree frog

References[edit]

  1. ^ Faivovich, J.; Haddad, C.F.B.; Garcia, P.C.A.; Frost, D.R.; Campbell, J.A.; Wheeler, W.C., 2005: Systematic Review of the Frog Family Hylidae, with Special Reference to Hylinae: Phylogenetic Analysis and Taxonomic Revision. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, Num. 294, pp.1-240. [1].

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