Sarcohyla celata (Toal and Mendelson, 1995)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Sarcohyla > Species: Sarcohyla celata

Hyla celata Toal and Mendelson, 1995, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 174: 3. Holotype: KU 137103, by original designation. Type locality: "0.9 km N Cerro Pelón, Sierra de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2670 m (17° 30′ N, 96° 30′ W)".

Plectrohyla celataFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105.

Sarcohyla celata — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 18. Provisional placement.

English Names

Oaxaca Treefrog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 19).


Cloud forest at 2640–2890 m in the Sierra Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Hyla bistincta group according to the original publication. In the Plectrohyla bistincta group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. See account by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 977-979. 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: 268, who noted that the species may be extinct. Caviedes-Solis, Vázquez-Vega, Solano-Zavaleta, Pérez-Ramos, Rovito, Devitt, Heimes, Flores-Villela, Campbell, and Nieto-Montes de Oca, 2015, Mesoam. Herpetol., 2: 230–241, reported the species in 2015 after not being seen for 10 years or more and having been reported as possibly extinct in the wild. 

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