Dendropsophus gryllatus (Duellman, 1973)

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

Hyla gryllata Duellman, 1973, Herpetologica, 29: 219. Holotype: KU 146452, by original designation. Type locality: "Estación Biológica Río Palenque, 56 km north of Quevedo, Provincia Los Ríos [Pichincha], Ecuador, 220 m".

Dendropsophus gryllatusFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 92.

English Names

Pacific Lowland Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55).


Pacific lowlands of northwestern to west-central Ecuador, 200-500 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Ecuador

Endemic: Ecuador


In the Dendropsophus microcephalus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91-92. 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: 242. Unassigned to species group by 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. Michelsohn, Barrow, Moretta, Achig-Vega, Nusirwuia, and Ron, 2022, Herpetol. Rev., 53: 257–258, discussed the range and provided a photo voucher for 43 km (by highway) north of Quevedo, Cantón Buena Fe, Provincia de los Ríos, Ecuador. 

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