Teratohyla Taylor, 1951

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Centroleninae > Genus: Teratohyla
5 species

Teratohyla Taylor, 1951, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 64: 35. Type species: Centrolenella spinosa Taylor, 1949, by original designation.

English Names

None noted.


Lowlands of Central America from northeastern Honduras south and in the Pacific and Amazonian wet tropical lowlands of South America below 1000 m; a seemingly isolated population in French Guiana; in intervening Amazonian Colombia and Brazil.


Removed from the synonymy of Cochranella by Guayasamin, Castroviejo-Fisher, Trueb, Ayarzagüena, Rada, and Vilà, 2009, Zootaxa, 2100: 37, where it had been placed by Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1991, Lozania, 57: 1–30. Previously it had been included within Centrolenella by Savage, 1967, Copeia, 1967: 325. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 117–127, compared the centrolenid species of Central America and provided an identification key, maps, and photographs. Martínez-Fonseca, Holmes, Sunyer, Westeen, Grundler, Cerda, Fernández-Mena, Loza-Molina, Monagan, Nondorf, Pandelis, and Rabosky, 2024, Check List, 20: 65, provided a record from Refugio Bartola, Departamento Río San Juan, southern Nicaragua. 

Contained taxa (5 sp.):

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