Duellmanohyla rufioculis (Taylor, 1952)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Duellmanohyla > Species: Duellmanohyla rufioculis

Hyla rufioculis Taylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 35: 827. Holotype: KU 28216, by original designation. Type locality: "Isla Bonita (American Cinchona Plantation), eastern slope of Volcán Poás, [Cantón de Alajuela, Provincia de Alajuela,] Costa Rica", 1200 m elevation. Type locality commented on by Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 79.

Duellmanohyla rufioculisCampbell and Smith, 1992, Herpetologica, 48: 165.

Hyla rufioculisWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 743, by implication.

English Names

None noted.


Elevations of 775–1580 m on the Caribbean and Pacific slopes of the mountains of Costa Rica.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica

Endemic: Costa Rica


Removed from the synonymy of Hyla lythrodes by Myers and Duellman, 1982, Am. Mus. Novit., 2752: 21, where it had been placed by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 310. See accounts by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1037, and Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 298-299. Lips and Savage, 1996, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 109: 17–26, included this species (as Hyla rufioculis) in a key to the tadpoles found in Costa Rica. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 243. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 219–221, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Central America, compared with with other species of hylids from that region, and provided a range map and photograph of this species.

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