Ptychohyla Taylor, 1944

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Ptychohyla
6 species

Ptychohyla Taylor, 1944, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 30: 41. Type species: Ptychohyla adipoventris Taylor, 1944 (= Hyla leonhardschultzei Ahl, 1934), by original designation.

English Names

Mountain Stream Frogs (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 26; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 21).

Stream Frogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 63).


Moderate elevations of southern Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca) southeastward in Central America to central Nicaragua. 


Genus redefined by Campbell and Smith, 1992, Herpetologica, 48: 153-167. Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1000-1026, provided a cladogram and accounts for the species. McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 311-324, provided accounts for the species of Honduras. In the Hylini of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 98. Wiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 25, regarded Ptychohyla as part of their larger HylaDuellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 19, noted the paraphyly of this genus but pending further resolution, avoided placing Bromeliohyla and Duellmanohyla in synonymy. Redelimited and revised by Faivovich, Pereyra, Luna, Hertz, Blotto, Vásquez-Almazán, McCranie, Sánchez, Baêta, Araujo-Vieira, Köhler, Kubicki, Campbell, Frost, Wheeler, and Haddad, 2018, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 13: 1–32.

Contained taxa (6 sp.):

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