Exerodonta xera (Mendelson and Campbell, 1994)

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

Hyla xera Mendelson and Campbell, 1994, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 107: 405. Holotype: UTA A-13365, by original designation. Type locality: "5.6 km SSW Zapotitlán Salinas, 1490 m, Puebla, Mexico".

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

English Names

Puebla Treefrog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 13, 15).


Known only from localities at elevations of 1371 to 1500 m in the arid upper Río Papaloapan drainage in the Sierra Madre Oriental, Puebla and Oaxaca, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Hyla sumichrasti group according to the original publication. See account by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 934-936. In the Exerodonta sumichrasti group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 101. 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: 248. 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 smaragdina and Exerodonta chimalapa is substantially less than 1%, suggesting that the morphological distinction require reevaluation. Martínez-Fuentes, Sánchez-García, García-Vázquez, and Arellano-Covarrubias, 2019, Herpetol. Rev., 50: 321, provided a record from the Municipality of Santo Domingo Tonalá, Oaxaca, Mexico, and briefly discussed the range. 

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