Ecnomiohyla valancifer (Firschein and Smith, 1956)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Ecnomiohyla > Species: Ecnomiohyla valancifer

Hyla valancifer Firschein and Smith, 1956, Herpetologica, 12: 18. Holotype: UIMNH 35398, by original designation. Type locality: "Volcán San Martín, 4500 ft., Veracruz, Mexico".

Ecnomiohyla valanciferFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 100.

Ecnomiohyla valenciferLiner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 12. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

San Martin Fringe-limbed Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58).

Lichenose Fringe-limbed Treefrog (Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 82).

Fringe-limbed Treefrog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 12).


Elevations of 500–1180 m in rainforest and cloud forest the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas, southern Veracruz, Mexico.


See comments under Ecnomiohyla minera and Ecnomiohyla salvaje which were previously confused with this species. See account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 342–346, Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 105–107, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 898. 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: 246. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 222–226, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Ecnomiohyla in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species. See account by Mendelson, Eichenbaum, and Campbell, 2015, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 10: 192–193. 

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