Hyloscirtus phyllognathus (Melin, 1941)

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

Hyla phyllognatha Melin, 1941, Göteborgs K. Vetensk. Vitterh. Samh. Handl., Ser. B, 1: 30. Holotype: NHMG 474, according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 83. Type locality: "Roque, [Departamento San Martín,] Perú".

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

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

English Names

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


Amazonian slopes of Andes in Colombia (to 5° 30′ N), Ecuador, and Peru, up to 2190 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


See Duellman, 1972, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 11: 1–31. See account by Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1982, Caldasia, 13: 658–659. In the Hyloscirtus bogotensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 84–85. Mueses-Cisneros, 2005, Caldasia, 27: 235, provided a record for Putumayo, Colombia. In Hyloscirtus species group B of Sánchez, 2010, Copeia, 2010: 351–363. Acosta-Galvis, 2017, Biota Colomb., 18: 282–315, reported the species from the Municipality of Yopal, Casanare Department, Colombia. See brief account (as Hyloscirtus aff. phyllognathus) for the Manu region, Peru, by Villacampa-Ortega, Serrano-Rojas, and Whitworth, 2017, Amph. Manu Learning Cent.: 154–155, and suggested that this segment of the range is an unnamed species.

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