Hylorina Bell, 1843

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Batrachylidae > Genus: Hylorina
1 species

Hylorina Bell, 1843, Zool. Voyage Beagle, Part 5: 44. Type species: Hylorina sylvatica Bell, 1843, by monotypy.

Hylorhina Agassiz, 1846, Nomencl. Zool., Fasc. 12: 190. Unjustified emendation of Hylorina Bell, 1843.

English Names

Emerald Forest Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 81).


Austral humid forests of Chonos I. northward to Valdivia region, Chile; adjacent Argentina.


Frost, Grant, Faivovich, Bain, Haas, Haddad, de Sá, Channing, Wilkinson, Donnellan, Raxworthy, Campbell, Blotto, Moler, Drewes, Nussbaum, Lynch, Green, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 297: fig. 50, and Grant, Frost, Caldwell, Gagliardo, Haddad, Kok, Means, Noonan, Schargel, and Wheeler, 2006, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 299: 153, included Hylorina in Cycloramphidae; Correa-Quezada, Veloso, Iturra-Constant, and Méndez-Torres, 2006, Rev. Chilena Hist. Nat., 79: 435-450, placed Hylorhina near to Batrachyla among their exemplars, although this is consistent with its placement in Cycloramphidae. Basso, Úbeda, Bunge, and Martinazzo, 2011, Zootaxa, 3002: 31-44, transferred Hylorina into Batrachylidae. The DNA sequences associated with the placement of Hylorina in Alsodidae by Pyron, and Wiens, 2011, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 61: 543-583, are misidentified according to Blotto, Nuñez, Úbeda, Wheeler, and Faivovich, 2013, Cladistics, 29: 113-131.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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