Charadrahyla nephila (Mendelson and Campbell, 1999)

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

Hyla nephila Mendelson and Campbell, 1999, J. Herpetol., 33: 80. Holotype: UTA A-5769, by original designation. Type locality: "5.8 km W Totontepec, Sierra Mixe, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2103 m (17° 13′ N, 96° 03′ W)".

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

English Names

Oaxacan Cloud-forest Treefrog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 9).


Cloud forest of the northern Oaxacan Highlands (Sierra de Juárez and Sierra Mixe), Mexico, 680-2256 m elevation; dubious record from the Sierra de los Tuxtlas, Veracruz.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Confused with Hyla chaneque previous to its description. See account (as Hyla nephila) by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 937-939. 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: 241.

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