Check List 11(1): e19125, doi: 10.15560/11.1.1527
New locality records and geographic distribution map of Dendropsophus meridensis (Rivero, 1961) (Anura: Hylidae) in the Andes of Venezuela
expand article infoLuis Orlando Armesto, Evelin Quilarque§, Fernando J. M. Rojas-Runjaic|
‡ Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas; Universidad de Pamplona, Venezuela§ Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas, Venezuela| Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales, Museo de Historia Natural La Salle; Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Venezuela
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Dendropsophus meridensis is a medium-sized treefrog endemic to the Cordillera de Mérida in the Venezuelan Andes. The geographic distribution of this species is poorly known, and only 10 localities known in the literature. Most of these localities do not have associated geographic coordinates and altitude. In this note we provide eight new locality records and a geographic distribution map of D. meridensis, based on field work, revision of Venezuelan museum collections, and species distribution modeling. Three of these new localities were found after performing species distribution modeling. Additionally, some comments on natural history and color variation are included.
Cordillera de Mérida; endemic species; Massif El Tamá; northern Andes; species distribution modeling