Bromeliohyla bromeliacia (Schmidt, 1933)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Bromeliohyla > Species: Bromeliohyla bromeliacia

Hyla bromeliacia Schmidt, 1933, Field Mus. Nat. Hist. Publ., Zool. Ser., 20: 19. Holotype: FMNH 4718, by original designation. Type locality: "mountains west of San Pedro [Sula], [Cortés,] Honduras. Altitude 4500 feet."

Hyla bromeliaceaBarbour and Loveridge, 1946, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 96: 121. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Bromeliohyla bromeliaciaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 99.

English Names

Bromeliad Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54; Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 89; Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 76; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 94; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 8).


Moderate and intermediate elevations (350–1790 m elevation) of the Atlantic slopes of the Maya Mountains of Belize and northern slopes montane central Guatemala and northwestern Honduras; one locality in montane Chiapas on the Atlantic versant, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico


See (as Hyla bromeliacia) Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 429–434, and Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 929. See also accounts by Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 89–91; Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 76–77, Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 94–96, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 255–258. Martínez-Coronel and Ramírez-Bautista, 1995, Herpetol. Rev., 26: 104–105, provided the Mexican record. McCranie and Castañeda, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 321, noted that two of the paratypes of Hyla bromeliacia are "Hyla"melacaena. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, detailed the departmental distribution in Honduras. 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: 240. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 214, provided a brief summary of natural history, compared it with other species of hylids in Central America and provided a range map and photograph.

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