Isthmohyla picadoi (Dunn, 1937)

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

Hyla picadoi Dunn, 1937, Copeia, 1937: 164. Holotype: MCZ 16002, by original designation. Type locality: "Volcan Barba, [southwestern slope, Cantón de Santa Barbara, Provincia de Heredia,] Costa Rica, a little above the farm of Manuel Acosta, 2140 m". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 84, commented on the type locality.

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

English Names

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


Elevations of 1900–2650 m in the Cordillera Central and Cordillera de Talamanca in Costa Rica and western Panama.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Panama


See accounts by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 319–323, and Savage and Heyer, 1969, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 16: 1–127. Lips and Savage, 1996, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 109: 17–26, included this species (as Hyla picadoi) in a key to the tadpoles found in Costa Rica. Formerly in the Hyla zeteki group, Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 888, provided an account for Hyla picadoi and transferred that group into the Hyla pictipes group. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 336–337. In the Isthmohyla pictipes group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 102. 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: 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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