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).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


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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