Dendropsophus luteoocellatus (Roux, 1927)

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

Hyla luteo-ocellata Roux, 1927, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 38: 260. Syntypes: NHMB (2 specimens); NHMB 3900 designated lectotype by Forcart, 1946, Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel, 57: 124. Type locality: "El Mene, Prov. Falcon, Vénézuéla".

Hyla luteocellataRivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 125. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

Hyla luteoocellataDuellman, 1985, in Frost (ed.), Amph. Species World: 140.

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

English Names

El Mene Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).


Endemic to both sides of Cordillera de Mérida and Cordillera de la Costa, northern Venezuela; unnamed sibling species extending east to French Guiana.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Likely/Controversially Present: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname

Endemic: Venezuela


See Duellman and Crump, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 23: 1-40, for account. Discussed also by Rivero, 1969, Herpetologica, 25: 126-134. Lescure and Marty, 2000, Collect. Patrimoines Nat., Paris, 45: 140, provided a brief account and photo of an undescribed species masquerading under this name. Barrio-Amorós (personal commun.) regards the animals pictured to more resemble Hyla minuta or Hyla microcephala than Hyla luteoocellata. In the Dendropsophus parviceps group of 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): 74, for comments on range, systematics, and literature. In the Dendropsophus parviceps 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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