Hyloscirtus larinopygion (Duellman, 1973)

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

Hyla larinopygion Duellman, 1973, Herpetologica, 29: 224. Holotype: KU 144127, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Santa Tereza, between Popayán and Quintana, Departamento Cauca, Colombia, 2200 m".

Hyloscirtus larinopygionFaivovich, 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 larinopygionWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 743, by implication.

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

English Names

Cordillera Central Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).


Eastern slope of the Nudo del Pasto and eastern slope of the Western Andes in the departments of Risaralda, Putumayo, and Valle del Cauca, and eastern slope of the central Andes in Caldas, Colombia, 1950–3100 m elevation; in adjacent northern Ecuador in Imbabura and Carchi provinces).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


See comment under Hyloscirtus psarolaimus. Ecuador record pers. comm. from Luis Coloma. In the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 85. Mueses-Cisneros, 2005, Caldasia, 27: 233, provided a record for Putumayo, Colombia. See comments in Mueses-Cisneros and Anganoy-Criollo, 2008, Pap. Avulsos Zool., São Paulo, 48: 129–138. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 616. In Hyloscirtus species group B of Sánchez, 2010, Copeia, 2010: 351–363. Palacio Baena, Muñoz Escobar, Gallo Delgado, and Rivera-Correa, 2006, Anfibios y Reptiles del Valle de Aburrá: 72–74, provided a brief account and photograph.  Rivera-Correa, Vargas-Salinas, and Grant, 2017, Salamandra, 53: 237–244, described the advertisement call. Rojas-Morales and Marín-Martínez, 2019, J. Threatened Taxa, 11: 13261–13277, discussed habitat preference and natural history in Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados, Caldas, Colombia.  

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