Hyla carthaginiensis Dufresnes, Beddek, Skorinov, Fumagalli, Perrin, Crochet, and Litvinchuk, 2019

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Hyla > Species: Hyla carthaginiensis

Hyla carthaginiensis Dufresnes, Beddek, Skorinov, Fumagalli, Perrin, Crochet, and Litvinchuk, 2019, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 134: 296. Holotype: ZISP 13722, by original designation. Type locality: "near Qusur Lireba, 10 km SSE of Tabarka, Tunisia (36.868°N, 8.728°E, 113m a.s.l.)". urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:BF167274-C50C-4CBC-B15D-7260660CDC31

Hyla numidica Escoriza and Ben Hassine, 2019, Amph. N. Afr.: 190. Types: not explicitly designated. Type locality: "Nefza (Tunisia)”. Unavailable name as discussed by Dufresnes and Crochet, 2020, Zootaxa, 4759: 597–599. 

English Names

Carthaginian Tree Frog (original publication). 


Humid Mediterranean regions of northeastern Algeria and northern Tunisia. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Algeria, Tunisia


The sister taxon of Hyla meridionalis according to the original publication. Stöck, Dufresnes, Litvinchuk, Lymberakis, Biollay, Berroneau, Borzée, Ghali, Ogielska, and Perrin, 2012, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 65: 1–9, reported on the genetic diversity among populations and provided a dot map of the range (including their "Hyla new sp. 1", subsequently named as Hyla carthaginiensis. See Dufresnes and Crochet, 2020, Zootaxa, 4759: 597–599, for range map. Dufresnes, Berroneau, Dubey, Litvinchuk, and Perrin, 2020, Sci. Rep. (Nature, London), 10 (5502): 1–10, discussed the genetics of the contact zone of this species with Hyla meridionalisNouira, Blanc, Crochet, Frétey, Géniez, Ineich, De Massary, Ohler, Tlili, and Lescure, 2022, Bull. Soc. Herpetol. France, 180: 12, discussed the species in Tunisia.  

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