Duellmanohyla salvavida (McCranie and Wilson, 1986)

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

Hyla salvavida McCranie and Wilson, 1986, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 99: 51. Holotype: KU 200999, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada de Oro (15° 38′ N, 86° 47′ W), elevation 880 m, tributary of Río Viejo, south slope of Cerro Búfalo, Cordillera de Nombre de Dios, Departamento de Atlántida, Honduras".

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

Ptychohyla salvavida —Da Silva In McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 248. Mention of combination from unpublished PhD dissertation.

English Names

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


Lowland rainforest and cloud forest at elevations of 90–1400 m in the Cordillera Nombre de Dios and Montaña Macuzal, Atlantica and Yoro departments, on the Atlantic versant of northern Honduras.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


See accounts by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1030–1033, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 248–251. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See photograph, 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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