Hemiphractus fasciatus Peters, 1862

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hemiphractidae > Genus: Hemiphractus > Species: Hemiphractus fasciatus

Hemiphractus fasciatus Peters, 1862, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1862: 149. Holotype: ZSM 36/0, according to Bauer, Günther, and Klipfel, 1995, in Bauer et al. (eds.), Herpetol. Contr. W.C.H. Peters: 41, and Glaw and Franzen, 2006, Spixiana, München, 29: 172. Type locality: "Pastassa-Thal [Pastaza Valley], an der Ostseite der Anden in Ecuador", in error according to Trueb, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 29: 28, although see comments by  Hill, Martin, Stanley, and Mendelson, 2018, Zootaxa, 4429: 509–510.

Ceratohyla fasciataBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 454.

Hemiphractus fasciatusNoble, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 212: 19, by implication; Trueb, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 29: 28.

English Names

Banded Horned Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 53).


See comment. Apparently known with any confidence only from the type locality (Pastaza Valley, Ecuador; see comment in synonymy regarding veracity of type locality and possible occurrence in Colombia (Córdoba south to Cauca). 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


 Hill, Martin, Stanley, and Mendelson, 2018, Zootaxa, 4429: 509–510, suggested that Hemiphractus fasciatus does not occur in Panama, all literature of this species for that country being based on Hemiphractus panamensis, Hemiphractus kaylockae, or Hemiphractus elioti. Moreover, these authors implied that all is not well in the delimitation of species in Colombia with respect to assignment of the name Hemiphractus fasciatus. Nevertheless, the following literature is now not assignable with confidence to any one of the species in Panama: Account (as Hemiphractus panamensis) by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 140–144, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 949. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 622.  Crawford, Cruz, Griffith, Ross, Ibáñez D., Lips, Driskell, Bermingham, and Crump, 2013, Mol. Ecol. Resources, 13: 1005–1018, detected potential cryptic lineages within this taxon. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 192–194, compared this species with other Central American hemiphractids and provided a map and photograph of this species.

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