Sarcohyla crassa (Brocchi, 1877)

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

Cauphias crassus Brocchi, 1877, Bull. Soc. Philomath., Paris, Ser. 7, 1: 130. Holotype: MNHNP 6331, according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 120; Guibé, 1950 "1948", Cat. Types Amph. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat.: 24. Type locality: "Mexique".

Cauphias crassumBrocchi, 1882, Miss. Scient. Mex. Amer. Centr., Rech. Zool., 3(2, livr. 2): 64.

Hyla crassaBoulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 396. Smith and Taylor, 1948, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 194: 86.

Hypsiboas crassusCope, 1887, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 32: 14.

Hyla robustofemora Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 389. Holotype: EHT-HMS 16314, by original designation; now UIMNH 25050 according to Duellman, 1977, Das Tierreich, 95: 48. Type locality: "Cerro San Felipe about ten miles north of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, at an elevation of between seven and eight thousand feet", Mexico. Synonymy by Stuart IN Smith and Taylor, 1948, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 194: 86 (although this synonymy simultaneously rejected by Smith and Taylor) and by Duellman, 1964, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 15: 487. Taylor, 1949, Am. Mus. Novit., 1437: 1-21, had rejected the synonymy.

Plectrohyla crassaHartweg, 1941, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 437: 1; Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105.

Hyla crassaTaylor, 1949, Am. Mus. Novit., 1437: 1-21.

Hyla bogertae Straughan and Wright, 1969, Contrib. Sci. Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles Co., 169: 1. Holotype: LACM 44400, by original designation. Type locality: "tributary of the Río Atoyac, below Vivero El Tapanal at 8,700 ft. (2652 m), one mile (1.6 km) south of La Cofradia, district of Sola de Vega, Oaxaca, Mexico". Synonymy by Toal and Mendelson, 1995, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 174: 1.

Sarcohyla crassa — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 18. Unstudied but the type species of Sarcohyla

English Names

Aquatic Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 19).

Bogert's Aquatic Treefrog (Hyla bogertae: Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 22).


Cloud forest at elevations of 1543-2300 m in the Sierra Mixes and Sierra Juarez and from pine-fir forest at 2652 m in the Sierra Madre del Sur, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See Caldwell, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 28: 1-37, Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 479-482 (as both Hyla crassa and Hyla bogertae; and Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 973-976. 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.

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