Hyloscirtus colymba (Dunn, 1931)

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

Hyla colymba Dunn, 1931, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 400. Holotype: MCZ 10234, by original designation. Type locality: "La Loma (or Buenavista) on trail from Chiriqui Lagoon to Boquete, about 1500 feet altitude", Provincia Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Hyla alvaradoi Taylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 35: 882. Holotype: KU 30886, by original designation. Type locality: "Moravia, [Cantón de Turrialba, Cartago Province,] Costa Rica (on the Caribbean Slope)". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 98, commented on the type locality. Synonymy by Duellman, 1966, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 17: 267.

Hyloscirtus colymbaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 84.

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

English Names

La Loma Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55).


Caribbean slopes of Costa Rica and western Panama and Pacific slopes of central and eastern Panama, and northwestern Colombia (Antioquia south to Valle de Cauca), sea level to 1410 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama


See Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 328–332; Savage and Heyer, 1969, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 16: 1-127; Duellman, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 11: 21–22, and Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 866. Lips and Savage, 1996, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 109: 17–26, included this species (as Hyla colymba) in a key to the tadpoles found in Costa Rica. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 306–307. In the Hyloscirtus bogotensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 84. 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: 249. In Hyloscirtus species group B of Sánchez, 2010, Copeia, 2010: 351–363. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 231–232, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Hylorscirtus in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species. Hertz, Lotzkat, Stadler, Hamad, Carrizo, and Köhler, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 246, reported the species from Alto de Piedra, Veraguas, Panama.

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