Sarcohyla thorectes (Adler, 1965)

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

Hyla thorectes Adler, 1965, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 642: 10. Holotype: UMMZ 125390, 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 thorectesFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105.

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

English Names

Adler's Mottled Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 20).


Several streams at elevations of 1530-1900 m on the southern slopes of the Sierra Madre del Sur in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 388-391, who considered it to be a member of the Hyla hazelae group; transferred into the Hyla pictipes group by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 886-887, 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 photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 276. Delia, Whitney, and Burkhardt, 2013, Biodivers. Conserv., 22: 1405–1414, reported a population of this species, thought possibly to be extinct, in 2007. Grünwald, Franz-Chávez, Morales-Flores, Ahumada-Carrillo, and Jones, 2019, Zootaxa, 4712: 345–364, transferred the Guerrero, Mexico, locality to the new species, Sarcohyla toyota

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