Duellmanohyla uranochroa (Cope, 1875)

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

Hyla uranochroa Cope, 1875 "1876", J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, Ser. 2, 8: 103. Holotype: USNM 30651 according to Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 60. Type locality: "near Sipurio", Canton de Talamanca, Provincia Limón, Costa Rica. Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 108, commented on the type locality.

Hyla alleei Taylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 35: 831. Holotype: R. C. Taylor 755, by original designation; now FMNH 178234 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 50. Type locality: "American Cinchona Plantation (Isla Bonita) eastern slope of Volcán Poás, [Canton de Alajuela, Provincia de Alajuela,] Costa Rica", 1200 m. Type locality commented on by Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 79. Synonymy by Duellman, 1966, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 17: 276.

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

English Names

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


Lower humid elevations of the mountains of Costa Rica and western Panama, 70 to 1740 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Panama


See account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 302–306 (as Hyla uranochroa), and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1037–1039. Lips and Savage, 1996, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 109: 17–26, included this species (as Hyla uranochroa) in a key to the tadpoles found in Costa Rica. See also account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 299–301. Urbina-Cardona and Loyola, 2008, Tropical Conserv. Sci., 1: 417–445, modeled the distribution. 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: 244. 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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