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. 


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 meridionalis.  

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