Myersiohyla loveridgei (Rivero, 1961)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Myersiohyla > Species: Myersiohyla loveridgei

Hyla loveridgei Rivero, 1961, Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 126: 108. Holotype: MCZ 28565, by original designation. Type locality: "Pico Culebra, Mt. Duida, 3000 ft., Territorio Amazonas", Venezuela.

Hyla ginesi Rivero, 1963, Caribb. J. Sci., 3: 28. Replacement name for Hyla loveridgei, thought to be preoccupied by Nyctimystes loveridgei Neill, 1954.

Myersiohyla loveridgeiFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 89.

English Names

Loveridge's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56).


Known only from Mount Duida, Amazonas, Venezuela, 614 to 910 m elevation. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Venezuela

Endemic: Venezuela


See La Marca and Smith, 1982, Caribb. J. Sci., 18: 21, for discussion of the use of this name rather than Hyla ginesi. See Barrio-Amorós, Rojas-Runjaic, and Señaris, 2019, Amph. Rept. Conserv., 13 (1: e180): 72, for comments on range, systematics, and literature. Señaris and Rojas-Runjaic, 2020, in Rull and Carnaval (eds.), Neotrop. Divers. Patterns Process.: 571–632, commented on range and conservation status in the Venezuelan Guayana.

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