Sarcohyla hazelae (Taylor, 1940)

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

Hyla hazelae Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 385. Holotype: EHT-HMS 16263, by original designation; now FMNH 100047 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 51. Type locality: "Cerro San Felipe, about ten miles north of Oaxaca, Oaxaca", Mexico.

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

Sarcohyla hazelae — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 18. Provisional assignment. 

English Names

Hazel's Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 20).


Humid pine-oak woodland and montane cloud forest in the  Sierra Juárez complex of northern Oaxaca and higher portions of the Valles Centrales region of Central Oaxaca, Mexico. 

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 385-388, provided an account and considered this species a member of the Hyla hazelae group. In the Hyla miotympanum group of Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 916-917, who provided an account. In the Plectrohyla bistincta group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 270. Mendelson and Kabay, 2009, Herpetol. Rev., 40: 301-302, discussed and restricted the known range, noting that this species is likely extinct and that records other than from the type locality are either lost of based on misidentifications. Grünwald, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, and Jones, 2019, Zootaxa, 4712: 345–364, mapped the species and compared it to close relatives, Sarcohyla toyota and Sarcohyla thorectes

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