Charadrahyla chaneque (Duellman, 1961)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Charadrahyla > Species: Charadrahyla chaneque

Hyla chaneque Duellman, 1961, Herpetologica, 17: 1. Holotype: KU 58439, by original designation. Type locality: "stream above (6.2 kilometers by road south of) Rayón Mescalapa, Chiapas, Mexico, (elevation 1690 meters)".

Hyla duellmani Lynch and Smith, 1966, Trans. Kansas Acad. Sci., 69: 60. Holotype: UIMNH 56821, by original designation. Type locality: "Sierra Madre north of Zanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, 5,000 feet". Synonymy by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 440.

Charadrahyla chanequeFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 100.

English Names

Fairy Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 22; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 9).


Restricted to two areas of high-elevation cloud-forest east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in extreme southwestern Tabasco, eastern Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico: the Chimalapas Range and the Selva Negra area on the Atlantic versant of the the Chiapas Highlands, 800 to 2200 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See accounts (as Hyla chaneque) by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 440–445; Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 939–941. Discussed and revised by Mendelson and Campbell, 1999, J. Herpetol., 33: 80–86. See Charadrahyla nephila. 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. Urbina-Cardona and Loyola, 2008, Tropical Conserv. Sci., 1: 417–445, modeled the distribution. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 215, provided a brief summary of natural history, compared with with other species of hylids in Central America and provided a range map and photograph. Ríos-Rodas, Zenteno-Ruiz, Barragán-Vazquez, Canseco-Márquez, and López Luna, 2019, Check List, 15: 1161–1166, provided a record for extreme southwestern Tabasco, Mexico, near the borders of Veracruz and Chiapas. 

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