Sarcohyla robertsorum (Taylor, 1940)

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

Hyla robertsorum Taylor, 1940 "1939", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 26: 393. Holotype: EHT-HMS 16264, by original designation; now FMNH 100124 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 53. Type locality: "El Chico National Park, Hidalgo", Mexico.

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

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

English Names

Roberts' 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).


Inhabits streams in the pine and fir forests and montane meadows at elevations of 2250-3050 m in the Sierra Madre Oriental in eastern Mexico (Puebla and Hidalgo).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 470-473, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 976-977. 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: 274. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2016, Amph. Rept. Hidalgo: 378–379, provided a brief account and map for Hidalgo, Mexico. 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 (although with taxonomic equivocation) in 2015 after not being seen for 10 years or more and having been reported as possibly extinct in the wild.

External links:

Please note: these links will take you to external websites not affiliated with the American Museum of Natural History. We are not responsible for their content.