Sarcohyla pentheter (Adler, 1965)

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

Hyla pentheter Adler, 1965, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 642: 5. Holotype: UMMZ 125381, by original designation. Type locality: "about 37 km N of San Gabriel Mixtepec (about 100 km airline SSW of Oaxaca de Juárez), Oaxaca, 1700 m", Mexico.

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

Sarcohyla pentheter — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 18. 

English Names

Mourning Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 20).


Humid montane pine-oak forest on the Pacific slopes of the Sierra Madre del Sur in Oaxaca, Mexico. See comment regarding extralimital records. 

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 Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 462-466, and Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 963-964. Parra-Olea, Casas-Andreu, Aguilar-Miguel, and García-París, 2003, Herpetol. Rev., 34: 162, reported the México (state) locality (now assigned to Sarcohyla floresi). Urbina-Cardona and Loyola, 2008, Tropical Conserv. Sci., 1: 417–445, modeled the distribution. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 273. Palacios-Aguilar, Santos-Bibiano, and Beltrán-Sánchez, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 385–386, provided a new record in Guerrero, Mexico, and briefly discussed the range. Kaplan, Heimes, and Aguilar, 2020, Zootaxa, 4743: 382–390, transferred the records from the states of Guerrero and Mexico to the newly-named Sarcohyla floresi.  

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