Dryophytes euphorbiaceus (Günther, 1858)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Dryophytes > Species: Dryophytes euphorbiaceus

Hyla euphorbiacea Günther, 1858, Arch. Naturgesch., 24: 328. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.24.15–16 (formerly 1858.6.15.4–8) (Mexico), 1947.2.24.17 (formerly 1930.4.10.2) (Cordova), 1947.2.24.18–19 (formerly 1858.11.22.5 and (Cordilleras) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 89. Type locality: "Mexico"; later rendered as "Cordova" (= Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico), "Cordilleras" and "Mexico" by Günther, 1859 "1858", Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus.: 109. Restricted to "Córdoba", Veracruz, Mexico by Smith and Taylor, 1950, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 347.

Hyla (Dryophrytes) euphorbiacea — Fouquette and Dubois, 2014, Checklist N.A. Amph. Rept.: 331, by implication. 

Dryophytes euphorbiaceus — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 23. 

English Names

Southern Highland Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 14).


Highlands of southern Mexico (central Veracruz, eastern Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, and southeastern Puebla to mountains of Oaxaca, including those south of Oaxaca City).


In the Hyla eximia group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 102. Resurrected from the synonymy of Hyla eximia by Nieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 245, where it had been placed by Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 378. See account (in the sense of including Hyla bocourti) by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 505–510; see note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 987. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 616. Cruz-Elizalde, Hernández-Salinas, and Ramírez-Bautista, 2010, Herpetol. Rev., 41: 507, provided a record for Hidalgo and commented on the range. Korky and Webb, 1991, Bull. New Jersey Acad. Sci., 36: 7–12, compared the larval morphology of Hyla eximia, Hyla euphorbiacea, and Hyla plicataLemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2016, Amph. Rept. Hidalgo: 372–373, provided a brief account and map for Hidalgo, Mexico. Vásquez-Cruz, Castillo Juárez, Taval-Velázquez, and Reynoso-Martínez, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 268, provided additional records for Veracruz, Mexico. Caballero, 2021, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 4: 215–216, discussed the range, mapped known localities and added a record from the municipality of San Antonio Huitepec, Oaxaca, Mexico.  

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