Frogs of the Papuan hylid genus Nyctimystes. American Museum novitates ; no. 1896

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"The genus Nyctimystes (family Hylidae) is defined as including those species that combine the following characteristics: pupil forming a vertical slit when closed, lower eyelid with pigmented venation, feet without elongate or opposable first digits. Fourteen species are recognized as belonging to the genus, seven of them described as new. Principal characters useful in distinguishing the species are the pattern of the palpebral venation, maximum size attained, amount of finger webbing, and ratio of distance from eye to naris to internarial distance. The species comprising the genus are: N. avocalis, new species; N. daymani, n.sp.; N. fluviatilis, n.sp.; N. granti Boulenger; N. gularis Parker; N. humeralis Boulenger; N. kubori, n.sp.; N. montana Parker; N. narinosa, n.sp.; N. papua Boulenger; N. perimetri, n.sp.; N. persimilis, n.sp.; N. rueppelli Boettger; N. semipalmata Parker. The following changes in currently recognized generic and specific names are proposed: Nyctimystes amboinensis Horst = Hyla amboinensis Horst; Nyctimystes flavomaculata Forcart = Hyla darlingtoni Loveridge; Nyctimystes loveridgei Neill = Hyla loveridgei Neill; Nyctimystes milneana Loveridge = Hyla thesaurensis Peters; Hyla humeralis Boulenger = Nyctimystes humeralis Boulenger; Hyla rueppelli Boettger = Nyctimystes rueppelli Boettger. The geographic range of the genus includes the entire Papuan region, from the Moluccas Islands on the northwest to the Louisiade Archipelago on the southeast"--P. 48-49.
51 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 49-51).