"Hyla" nicefori (Cochran and Goin, 1970)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Species: "Hyla" nicefori

Cryptobatrachus nicefori Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 156. Holotype: MLS 138, by original designation. Type locality: "La Salina, [Departament of] Boyacá, Colombia".

"Hyla" niceforiInfante-Rivero, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2009 "2008", Mem. Fund. La Salle Cienc. Nat., 169: 45.

English Names

Colombian Backpack Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).


Known only from the type locality (La Salina) on the western edge of modern Casanare, Boyacá, Colombia, ca. 1450 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


See Amézquita, 2004, in Rueda-Almonacid et al. (eds.), Libro Rojo Anf. Colombia: 156-161, for account and map. See account provided in Lynch, 2008, Zootaxa, 1883: 26-68. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 314. Infante-Rivero, Rojas-Runjaic, and Barrio-Amorós, 2009 "2008", Mem. Fund. La Salle Cienc. Nat., 169: 45-63, suggested that this species, known only from the holotype, is not a member of Cryptobatrachus, but a hyline unassigned to genus, although possibly in HyloscirtusCruz-Rodríguez, Lynch, Cárdenas, and Caicedo-Portilla, 2021, Zootaxa, 4965: 265–266, commented on the current identity of the type locality. 

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