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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: 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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