Hyloscirtus psarolaimus (Duellman and Hillis, 1990)

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

Hyla psarolaima Duellman and Hillis, 1990, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 134: 9. Holotype: KU 164313, by original designation. Type locality: "11 km (by road) east-southeast of Papallacta (00° 03′ S, 78° 08′ W), 2660 m, Provincia de Napo, Ecuador".

Hyloscirtus psarolaimusFaivovich, 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 psarolaimaWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 743, by implication.

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

English Names

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


Cloud forest at elevations of 1950-2660 m on the Amazonian slopes of the Cordillera Oriental from Putumayo Department, southern Colombia, south to Morona Province in southern Ecuador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador


In the Hyla larinopygion group according to the original publication. Specimens of this species from Colombia and Ecuador were referred to Hyla larinopygion by Duellman and Altig, 1978, Herpetologica, 34: 177-185. In the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 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.

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