Dryophytes plicatus (Brocchi, 1877)

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

Hyla plicata Brocchi, 1877, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 7, 1: 126. Holotype: MNHNP 6317 according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 173; Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 23. Type locality: "Mexique".

Hyliola plicataMocquard, 1899, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. Paris, Ser. 4, 1: 339.

Hyla lafrentzi Mertens and Wolterstorff, 1929, Zool. Anz., 84: 235. Holotype: MM 49/27 , lost; SMF 30997 designated neotype by Jameson, Mackey, and Richmond, 1966, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 33: 596. Type locality: "Desierto de los Leones, Bergwald in 3000 m Höhe, in der Nähe von Mexiko". Neotype from same locality as holotype. Synonymy by Duellman, 1968, Herpetologica, 24: 201.

Hyla regilla lafrentziJameson, Mackey, and Richmond, 1966, Proc. California Acad. Sci., Ser. 4, 33: 596.

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

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

English Names

Ridged 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: 14).


High elevations in pine-fir forest in the Sierra Madre Oriental and the Cordillera Volcanica along the southern edge of the Mexican Plateau (Michoacan, Morelos, Mexico, D.F., Tlaxcala, Puebla, Veracruz, and Hidalgo).

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. See Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 496-497, and Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 981-983. Uribe-Peña, Ramírez-Bautista, and Casas-Andreu, 1999, Cuad. Inst. Biol., UNAM, 32: 32-33, provided an account. Korky and Webb, 1991, Bull. New Jersey Acad. Sci., 36: 7-12, compared the larval morphology of Hyla eximia, Hyla euphorbiacea, and Hyla plicata. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2013, Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí: 54-55, provided an account for San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2016, Amph. Rept. Hidalgo: 374–375, provided a brief account and map for Hidalgo, Mexico.

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