Hyloscirtus caucanus (Ardila-Robayo, Ruiz-Carranza, and Roa-Trujillo, 1993)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Hyloscirtus > Species: Hyloscirtus caucanus

Hyla caucana Ardila-Robayo, Ruiz-Carranza, and Roa-Trujillo, 1993, Rev. Acad. Colomb. Cienc. Exact. Fis. Nat., 18: 560. Holotype: ICN 7071, by original designation. Type locality: "Colombia, Departamento de Cauca, Municipio de Páez (Bealcázar), km 34.5 carretera Belalcázar at Tacueyó, hacienda Montenegro, flanco oriental de la Cordillera Central, 2° 50′ latitud N, 76° 4′ longitud W de Greenwich; 2400 m."

Hyloscirtus caucanusFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 85; Rojas-Runjaic, Infante-Rivero, Salerno, and Meza-Joya, 2018, Zootaxa, 4382: 121. 

Boana caucanaWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 743, by implication.

Colomascirtus caucanus — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 30. 

English Names

Cauca Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54).


Cloud forests on the eastern slope of the central Andes at elevations of 2400-2720 m, Department of Cauca, Colombia.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Hyla larinopygion group according to the original publication. In the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 85. See comments in Mueses-Cisneros and Anganoy-Criollo, 2008, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 48: 129-138. In Hyloscirtus species group B of Sánchez, 2010, Copeia, 2010: 351-363.

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