Hyalinobatrachium viridissimum (Taylor, 1942)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Centrolenidae > Subfamily: Hyalinobatrachinae > Genus: Hyalinobatrachium > Species: Hyalinobatrachium viridissimum

Centrolenella viridissima Taylor, 1942, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 28: 74. Holotype: EHT-HMS 27725, by original designation; now FMNH 100093 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 45. Type locality: "Agua de Obispo, Guerrero", Mexico. 

Hyalinobatrachium viridissimum — Mendoza-Henao, Arias, Townsend, and Parra-Olea, 2020, Syst. Biodiversity, 18: 464. 

English Names

Northern Glassfrog (Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 71).


Cloud forests on the Pacific slopes of Guerrero, Mexico to southern Guatemala and on the Atlantic slope from central Veracruz, Tabasco, and Chiapas, Mexico to central Guatemala and Belize to northern Honduras; possibly (identification not clear) from Santa Ana and Cabañas Departments, El Salvador.  


The boundary between this species and Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni is currently unclear, particularly in El Salvador. For accounts (as Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni) see Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 115-117; Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 71-72; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 118-120; McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 221-224.  McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras (as Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni). Köhler, Veselý, and Greenbaum, 2005 "2006", Amph. Rept. El Salvador: 34-35, provided an account (for El Salvador) and a color photograph. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 121–125, compared the species of Central America and provided an identification key (which would include this species, then undelimited, as Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni), maps, and photographs. Removed from the synonymy of Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni by  Mendoza-Henao, Arias, Townsend, and Parra-Olea, 2020, Syst. Biodiversity, 18: 464, where it had been placed by Starrett and Savage, 1973, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 72: 63, on the basis of DNA, calls, and morphology. Díaz-García, Ramos-Luna, Garcia, Téllez-Ramos4, and Silva Hernández, 2021, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 4: 203–204, provided a record from the Municipio de Rafael Delgado, Veracruz, Mexico, and discussed the northern limit of the range. 

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