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Scientific classification HyloscirtusHyloscirtus_header_cell_0_1_0
Kingdom:Hyloscirtus_cell_0_2_0 AnimaliaHyloscirtus_cell_0_2_1
Phylum:Hyloscirtus_cell_0_3_0 ChordataHyloscirtus_cell_0_3_1
Class:Hyloscirtus_cell_0_4_0 AmphibiaHyloscirtus_cell_0_4_1
Order:Hyloscirtus_cell_0_5_0 AnuraHyloscirtus_cell_0_5_1
Family:Hyloscirtus_cell_0_6_0 HylidaeHyloscirtus_cell_0_6_1
Subfamily:Hyloscirtus_cell_0_7_0 CophomantinaeHyloscirtus_cell_0_7_1
Genus:Hyloscirtus_cell_0_8_0 Hyloscirtus

Peters, 1882Hyloscirtus_cell_0_8_1

Type speciesHyloscirtus_header_cell_0_9_0

Hyloscirtus is a genus of Neotropical frogs in the family Hylidae. Hyloscirtus_sentence_0

This genus was resurrected in 2005 following a major revision of the Hylidae, with the distinguishing features being 56 transformations in nuclear and mitochondrial proteins and ribosomal genes. Hyloscirtus_sentence_1

Of these species, 28 species, previously placed in the genus Hyla, were moved to this genus. Hyloscirtus_sentence_2

The fingers and toes of these frogs have wide dermal fringes. Hyloscirtus_sentence_3

They are primarily found in foothill and mountain forests in the Andes, ranging from Bolivia to Venezuela, but a few species occur in adjacent lowlands or páramo, and two (H. Hyloscirtus_sentence_4 colymba and H. Hyloscirtus_sentence_5 palmeri) are found in Panama and Costa Rica. Hyloscirtus_sentence_6

They are typically found near streams where they breed. Hyloscirtus_sentence_7

Several species in this genus are seriously threatened by habitat loss, pollution, introduced species (predation by introduced trout), and the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Hyloscirtus_sentence_8

Species Hyloscirtus_section_0

There are currently 37 recognized species in this genus: Hyloscirtus_sentence_9

AmphibiaWeb also lists Hyloscirtus estevesi, which the Amphibian Species of World, following Barrio-Amorós and colleagues (2019), treats as synonym of Hyloscirtus jahni. Hyloscirtus_sentence_10

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