Hyloscirtus piceigularis (Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1982)

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

Hyla piceigularis Ruiz-Carranza and Lynch, 1982, Caldasia, 13: 659. Holotype: ICN 5180, by original designation. Type locality: "Cabeceras del río Luisito (tributary del río Oibita), Município El Encino, Departamento Santander, vertiente oriental de la Cordillera, Colombia: altura 1.750 m.s.n.m., Long. 73° 17′ 17″ W de Greenwich, Lat. 6° 5′ 54″ N".

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

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

English Names

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


Western slope of the Cordillera Oriental in the departments of Cundinamarca and Santander, Colombia, 1750-2000 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia

Endemic: Colombia


In the Hyla bogotensis group according to the original publication. In the Hyloscirtus bogotensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 84-85. 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: 251. In Hyloscirtus species group B of Sánchez, 2010, Copeia, 2010: 351-363.

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