Exerodonta abdivita (Campbell and Duellman, 2000)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Exerodonta > Species: Exerodonta abdivita

Hyla abdivita Campbell and Duellman, 2000, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 16: 4. Holotype: UTA A-13347, by original designation. Type locality: "Río Aloapan, 16.1 km (by road) W Jalapa de Díaz (18° 01′ 12″ N, 96° 39′ 36″ W, 405 m), Oaxaca, Mexico".

Exerodonta abdivitaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 101.

English Names

Río Aloapan Treefrog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 13).


Known from a few localities in northern Oaxaca in the municipalities of Tuxtepec and Santiago Jocotepec, in rainforest below 1600 m elevation; also reported from Atlanca, Municpality of Los Reyes, Veracruz, Mexico, at 1900 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Hyla pinorum group according to the original publication. Formerly in the Hyla miotympanum group of Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 913-915, who provided an account. Unnassigned to species group by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 101. Ramírez-González, Lara-Brenis, and Mijangos-Arrazola, 2014, Check List, 10: 679–681, provided new records for northern Oaxaca, Mexico, and discussed and mapped the range.  Faivovich, Pereyra, Luna, Hertz, Blotto, Vásquez-Almazán, McCranie, Sánchez, Baêta, Araujo-Vieira, Köhler, Kubicki, Campbell, Frost, Wheeler, and Haddad, 2018, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 13: 6, noted that the sequence divergence of this species from Exerodonta perkins is substantially less than 1%, putting in doubt their distinctiveness. De la Torre-Loranca, Martínez-Fuentes, Canseco-Márquez, and García-Vázquez, 2020, Herpetol. Rev., 51: 550, provided the Veracruz, Mexico, record. 

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