Charadrahyla taeniopus (Günther, 1901)

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

Hyla taeniopus Günther, 1901, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 166: 269. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.23.32–33 (formerly 1901.12.19.86–87) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 95. Type locality: "Mexico, [Veracruz,] Jalapa".

Hyla bromeliana Taylor, 1939, Copeia, 1939: 97. Holotype: EHT-HMS 16630, by original designation; now FMNH 100075 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 51. Type locality: "near Tianguistengo, Hidalgo, Mexico, in bromelias". Synonymy by Duellman, 1965, Copeia, 1965: 159.

Hyla proboscidea Taylor, 1948, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 1: 259. Holotype: KU 23626, by original designation. Type locality: "2 km. west of Jico [= Xico], Veracruz, Mexico, at an elevation of 4,200 ft." Preoccupied by Hyla proboscidea Brongersma, 1933. Synonymy by Duellman, 1965, Copeia, 1965: 160.

Hyla cyclomaculata Taylor, 1949, Copeia, 1949: 272. Holotype: KU 26954, by original designation. Type locality: "Huatusco, Veracruz, Mexico (elevation 5000 ft.)". Synonymy by Duellman, 1965, Copeia, 1965: 159.

Hyla dalquesti Taylor, 1949, Copeia, 1949: 74. Replacement name for Hyla proboscidea Taylor, 1948.

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

English Names

Porthole Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 9).


Intermediate elevations on the Atlantic slopes of Sierra Madre Oriental from north-eastern Hidalgo southward through northern Puebla to central Veracruz, Mexico; expected in northern Oaxaca in cloud-forest habitats.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See account (as Hyla taeniopus) by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 445–450. 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. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2016, Amph. Rept. Hidalgo: 369–370, provided a brief account and map for Hidalgo, Mexico. Cruz-Elizalde, Magno-Benítez, Berriozabal-Islas, Ortiz-Pulido, Ramírez-Bautista, and Hernández-Austria, 2020, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 14 (1: e219): 10–21, reported on natural history and climatic niche modeling. 

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