Dendropsophus robertmertensi (Taylor, 1937)

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

Hyla robertmertensi Taylor, 1937, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 50: 43. Holotype: EHT-HMS 2270, by original designation; now FMNH 100096 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 53. Type locality: "near Tapachula, Chiapas", Mexico.

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

English Names

Mertens' Yellow Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 11).


Pacific lowlands from eastern Oaxaca, Mexico, to El Salvador; Cintalapa Valley in Chiapas, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico


See Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 217–220. In the Dendropsophus microcephalus group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 91–92. Köhler, Veselý, and Greenbaum, 2005 "2006", Amph. Rept. El Salvador: 38–39, provided an account (as Hyla robertmertensi, and for El Salvador) and a color photograph. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 216–218, provided a brief summary of natural history of the Central American species, including this one, and provided a range map and photograph. In the Dendropsophus microcephalus 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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