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Hyliola cadaverina
California Treefrog, California Chorus Frog
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Taxonomic Notes: Duellman and colleagues (http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4104.1.1) propose resurrecting the unused name Hyliola for western tree frogs (Pseudacris regilla and cadaverina). The western species have been in Pseudacris for only 10 years, so the least destabilizing and likely most robust taxonomic move is to recognize three genera: Acris, Hyliola and Pseudacris. Recuero et al. (2006, Mol Phylog Evol), on the basis of limited mtDNA data and some old allozyme information, divided this taxon into three: P. hypochondrialis in Baja California and southern California, P. sierra in central California, and restricted P. regilla to northwestern California and more northerly regions. However, central Calfornia was poorly sampled and it is impossible to determine the borders of the putative species. Furthermore, there are irregularities in the distribution of mtDNA haplotypes that call the taxonomic decisions into question. The entire complex badly needs to be studied using fine scale sampling and nuclear gene sequences.

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Locality Indian Creek, Los Padres Nat'l Forest
County Santa Barbara
State California
Country North America
Date Recorded 1994-05-20
Call Type advertisement
Temperature (F/C) 39/4, 68/20
Temperature Type air, water
Background
Notes
Recorded By Carlos Davidson with Damien Maloney
Source Frog and Toad Calls of the Pacific Coast -- Vanishing Voices. Carlos Davidson
Copyright For commercial use, contact Carlos Davidson (cdavidson@csus.edu).
Date Entered 2000-05-21

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