Hyloscirtus palmeri (Boulenger, 1908)

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

Hyla palmeri Boulenger, 1908, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 8, 2: 515. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.13.32–33 (formerly 1908.5.29.68–69) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 93. Type locality: "Jimenez", Department of Valle, southwestern Colombia.

Hyloscirtus palmeriFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 85.

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

English Names

Palmer's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).


Discontinuous distribution in humid forests at elevations of 200–900 m from central Costa Rica to central Panama; widely distributed at elevation to 1600 m on the northern edge of the Cordillera Central and in the middle Río Magdalena Valley in Colombia, as well as at elevations of 100–1000 m in the Chocoan Region of Colombia and Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama


Myers and Duellman, 1982, Am. Mus. Novit., 2752: 23, questioned the synonymy of this taxon with Hyla albopunctulata, where it had been placed by Cochran and Goin, 1970, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 288: 220. Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 866–869, presented an account and formally removed it from the synonymy of Hyla albopunctulata. Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 307–308. In the Hyloscirtus bogotensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 85. 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. Rivera-Correa and Faivovich, 2014, Catal. Anf. Rept. Colombia, Medellín, 2(2): 1–6, provided an account, photograph, and dot map. Ovalle-Pacheco, Camacho-Rozo, and Arroyo, 2019, Check List, 15: 397, reported the species from Boyacá, Colombia, and commented on the range in Colombia. 

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