Dendropsophus battersbyi (Rivero, 1961)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Dendropsophus > Species: Dendropsophus battersbyi

Hyla battersbyi Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 138. Holotype: BMNH 1853.2.4.165, by original designation. Type locality: "Caracas, Venezuela".

Dendropsophus battersbyiFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 93.

English Names

Battersby's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54).


Known only from the type locality in Caracas, Venezuela. See comment. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


In Dendropsophus but unnassigned to group according to Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 93. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 73–74, for comments on range, systematics (including it in the Dendropsophus minutus group), and literature, and who suggested that it may have disappeared from the Caracas area due to rapid expansion of the city and for confident assessment of its status the populations of Dendropsophus aff. minutus in the Venezuelan Andes and the Cordillera de la Costa need to be carefully studied. In the Dendropsophus columbianus group of Orrico, Grant, Faivovich, Rivera-Correa, Rada, Lyra, Cassini, Valdujo, Schargel, Machado, Wheeler, Barrio-Amorós, Loebmann, Moravec, Zina, Solé, Sturaro, Peloso, Suárez, and Haddad, 2021, Cladistics, 37: 73–105. 

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