Megastomatohyla pellita (Duellman, 1968)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Megastomatohyla > Species: Megastomatohyla pellita

Hyla pellita Duellman, 1968, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 17: 568. Holotype: KU 100970, by original designation. Type locality: "33 kilometers north of San Gabriel Mixtepec, Oaxaca, México, elevation 1675 meters".

Megastomatohyla pellitaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 104.

English Names

Oaxacan Yellow Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 17).


Elevations of 1230-1675 m in cloud forest on the Pacific slopes of the Sierra Madre del Sur in southern Oaxaca, north to about San Gabriel Mixtepec and Jalatengo, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 421-423, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 931. 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: 263. Köhler, Trejo Pérez, Canseco-Márquez, Méndez-De La Cruz, and Schulze, 2015, Mesoam. Herpetol., 2: 146–152, reported on larval morphology

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