Isthmohyla calypsa (Lips, 1996)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Isthmohyla > Species: Isthmohyla calypsa

Hyla calypsa Lips, 1996, Copeia, 1996: 617. Holotype: CRE 5299, by original designation, now in LACM. Type locality: "Finca Jaguar (1900 m), approximately 18 km NNE La Lucha, Coto Brus, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, 8° 55′ N, 82° 44′ W".

Isthmohyla calypsaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 103.

English Names

None noted. 


Humid lower montane rainforest of the southern Cordillera de Talamanca, on Cerro Pando on the Pacific slope in Costa Rica and Atlantic versant in Panama on the Pacific slope in southwestern Panama (1500–2100 m elevation).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Panama


Most similar to Hyla insolita according to the original publication. Hyla calypsa was formerly confused with Hyla lancasteri; see discussion in the original publication. In the Hyla pictipes group of Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 876, who provided an account (pp. 878–883). Lips and Savage, 1996, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 109: 17–26, included this species (as Hylaa calypsa) in a key to the tadpoles found in Costa Rica. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 310–311, who placed this species in the Hyla lancasteri group. In the Isthmohyla pictipes group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 103. 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: 252. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 236–244, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Isthmohyla in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species.

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