On the Identity of Sphaenorhynchus platycephalus (Werner, 1894) (Anura: Hylidae)
ARAUJO-VIEIRA, KATYUSCIA; CARAMASCHI, ULISSES; GRILLITSCH, HEINZ; GRANT, TARAN; FAIVOVICH, JULIÁN
South American Journal of Herpetology
Sociedade Brasileira de Herpetologia
Año: 2018 vol. 13 p. 73 - 73
Sphaenorhynchus platycephalus was briefly described on the basis of a single specimen, with only ?S‑Amerika? as its locality. Althoughit has been regarded as a distinct species, compelling evidence is lacking. A comparison of all currently described species of Sphaenorhynchus,including type specimens of several species, allowed us to provide morphological evidence that S. platycephalus and S. orophilus areconspecific, with S. orophilus being a junior synonym of S. platycephalus.