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

Smith, J. M., Downie, J. R., Dye, R. F., Ogilvy, V., Thornham, D. G., Rutherford, M. G. , Charles, S. P. and Murphy, J. C. (2011) 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. Check List, 7(5), pp. 574-577. (doi: 10.15560/7.5.574)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ogilvy, Miss Victoria and Rutherford, Mr Mike and Downie, Professor J
Authors: Smith, J. M., Downie, J. R., Dye, R. F., Ogilvy, V., Thornham, D. G., Rutherford, M. G., Charles, S. P., and Murphy, J. C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
University Services > Library and Collection Services > Museum and Art Gallery
Journal Name:Check List
Publisher:Pensoft Publishers
ISSN:1809-127X
ISSN (Online):1809-127X
Published Online:01 September 2011

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