Duellmanohyla lythrodes (Savage, 1968)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Duellmanohyla > Species: Duellmanohyla lythrodes

Hyla lythrodes Savage, 1968, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 67: 1. Holotype: LACM 26766, by original designation. Type locality: "Costa Rica: Provincia de Limón: Cantón de de Limón: Alta Talamanca: 21 km SW Amubri at confluence of Río Lari and Río Dipari, 800 m". Elevation is actually 440 m according to Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 96.

Duellmanohyla lythrodesCampbell and Smith, 1992, Herpetologica, 48: 165.

Hyla lythrodesWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 743, by implication.

English Names

Savage's Brook Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).


Elevations of 170–440 m on the lower Caribbean slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca in extreme eastern Costa Rica and adjacent Panama.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Panama


See Myers and Duellman, 1982, Am. Mus. Novit., 2752: 21, and account by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1039–1040. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 297–298, provided an account. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 243. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 219–221, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Central America, compared with with other species of hylids from that region, and provided a range map and photograph of this species.

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