Osteopilus wilderi (Dunn, 1925)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Osteopilus > Species: Osteopilus wilderi

Hyla wilderi Dunn, 1925, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 5: 161. Holotype: MCZ 10500, by original designation. Type locality: "Moneague, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica; altitude 1200 feet".

Hyla shrevei Taylor, 1952, Breviora, 1: 1. Holotype: MCZ 26769, by original designation. Type locality: "La Loma, Chiriquicito, República de Panama", in error; see comments by McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 257. Synonymy by Goin, 1959, Copeia, 1959: 340. McCranie and Castañeda, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 322, suggested that this synonymy needs to be revisited.

Hyla wilderaeDuellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 110. Error for Hyla wilderi.

Osteopilus wilderaePowell and Henderson, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 342.

English Names

Wilder's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58).

Green Bromeliad Frog (Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 265).

Jamaican Green Treefrog (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 13). 


Central Jamaica, 120-880 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Jamaica

Endemic: Jamaica


In the former Hyla wilderi group; see Trueb and Tyler, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 24: 1-60, for account (as Hyla wilderi). See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 265. Henderson and Powell, 2009, Nat. Hist. Rept. Amph. W. Indies: 89, summarized the natural history literature.

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