Isthmohyla insolita (McCranie, Wilson, and Williams, 1993)

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

Hyla insolita McCranie, Wilson, and Williams, 1993, Copeia, 1993: 1057. Holotype: KU 219984, by original designation. Type locality: "2.5 km (airline) NNE La Fortuna (15° 26′ N, 87° 18′ W), 1550 m elevation, Cordillera Nombre de Dios, Departamento de Yoro, Honduras".

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

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the type locality at 1550 m elevation in the western portion of the Sierra Nombre de Dios, Honduras.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


Most closely related to Hyla lancasteri according to the original publication. See accounts by Wilson, McCranie, and Williams, 1994, Caribb. J. Sci., 30: 214–221, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 264–267. In the Hyla pictipes group; see account by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 883–886. In the Isthmohyla pictipes group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 103. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 254. 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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