Hemiphractus johnsoni (Noble, 1917)

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

Cerathyla johnsoni Noble, 1917, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 37: 798. Holotype: AMNH 1341, by original designation. Type locality: "Limited area in the precipitous valley of Santa Rita Creek which is located 14 miles north of the little village of Mesopotamia in the southeastern part of the Departament of Antioquia, Republic of Colombia, S. A."

Hemiphractus johnsoniNoble, 1926, Am. Mus. Novit., 212: 19, by implication; Trueb, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 29: 35.

English Names

Johnson's Horned Treefrogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 53).


Cloud forests of the Cordillera Central of Antioquia and Caldas, Colombia, at elevations in excess of 1900 m; western slope of the Cordillera Occidental in the Departamento de Huila, Colombia, at ca. 1400 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


Redescribed and distinguished from Hemiphractus helioi by Sheil and Mendelson, 2001, Herpetologica, 57: 189-202. Suárez-Mayorga, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 351-355, provided an account and map. 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: 400.

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