Check List 7(5): 574-577, doi: 10.15560/7.5.574
Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae, Scarthyla vigilans (Solano, 1971): range extension and new country record for Trinidad, West Indies, with notes on tadpoles, habitat, behavior and biogeographical significance
expand article infoJoanna M. Smith, J. Roger Downie, Rebecca F. Dye, Victoria Ogilvy, Daniel G. Thornham, Michael G. Rutherford, Stevland P. Charles, John C. Murphy
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We report a range extension and new country record for Scarthyla vigilans in Trinidad, West Indies. The species was previously known only from populations on mainland South America. We include notes on behavior, habitat and tadpole development, and discuss the biogeographical significance of the species’ presence in Trinidad, particularly with respect to consequences for understanding colonization events on this Caribbean island.