Sarcohyla sabrina (Caldwell, 1974)

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

Hyla sabrina Caldwell, 1974, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 28: 12. Holotype: KU 137086, by original designation. Type locality: "from a mountain stream 15.8 km (by road) S Vista Hermosa, 1990 m, in cloud forest on a western slope of the Serra de Juárez, Distrito de Oaxaca, México".

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

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

English Names

Sierra Juarez 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).


Moderate elevations (1580-2020 m) on northern slopes of Sierra de Juárez, northern Oaxaca, Mexico. See comment. 

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 account by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 954-957. 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: 275. Kaplan and Heimes, 2011, J. Herpetol., 45: 463-464, noted that the larva associated with this species by Campbell and Duellman, 2000, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 16: 1-28, belongs to Plectrohyla cycladaGrünwald, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, and Jones, 2019, Zootaxa, 4712: 362, tentatively assigned the species to the Sarcohyla hazelae group and noted that it may be extinct. 

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