Sarcohyla chryses (Adler, 1965)

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

Hyla chryses Adler, 1965, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 642: 1. Holotype: UMMZ 125374, by original designation. Type locality: "between 'Puerto Chico' and 'Asoleadero' (about 45 km airline west-northwest of Chilpancingo), Guerrero, Mexico, 2540-2600 m."

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

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

English Names

Golden Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 22; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 19).


Oak-pine-fir forest at elevations of 2340-2600 m in the Sierra Madre del Sur in Guerrero, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


In the Hyla bistincta group according to the original publication; for discussion see Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 468-470, Mendelson and Toal, 1996, J. Herpetol., 30: 329-331; and Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 957. In the Plectrohyla bistincta group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. 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: 269. 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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