Isthmohyla pseudopuma (Günther, 1901)

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

Hyla pseudopuma Günther, 1901, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 166: 274. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.23.16–23 (formerly–67) and 1947.2.23.2-3 (formerly 1902.1.28.25–26), according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 87 (old numbers) and museum records. Type locality: "Costa Rica, [Provincia San José, Cantón de Coronado,] La Palma, alt. 1600 metres". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 100, commented on the type locality.

Hyla pseudopuma pseudopumaDuellman, 1968, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 17: 564.

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

English Names

Gunther's Costa Rican Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).


Elevations of 1000–2400 m in the highlands of Costa Rica and on the Pacific slopes of western Panama; on the Pacific slopes of Costa Rica to 865 m.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Panama


See account (as Hyla pseudopuma pseudopuma) by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 263–271. Lips and Savage, 1996, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 109: 17–26, included this species (as Hyla pseudopuma) in a key to the tadpoles found in Costa Rica. In the Isthmohyla pseudopuma group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 103. 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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