Scarthyla Duellman and de Sá, 1988

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Scarthyla
2 species

Scarthyla Duellman and de Sá, 1988, Tropical Zool., 1: 118. Type species: Scarthyla ostinodactyla Duellman and de Sá, 1988 (= Hyla goinorum Bokermann, 1962), by original designation.

English Names

Madre de Dios Treefrogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 63).

South American Aquatic Treefrogs (Hedges, Powell, Henderson, Hanson, and Murphy, 2019, Caribb. Herpetol., 67: 14). 


Upper Amazon Basin, from northern Bolivia to the Iquitos region of Peru, as well as in adjacent Colombia and Brazil; Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela; Caribbean lowlands, Magdalena Valley, and eastern llanos of Colombia.


Possibly the sister-taxon of Scinax (as Ololygon), according to the original publication and Duellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 1-23. McDiarmid and Altig, 1990 "1989", Alytes, 8: 51-60, suggested on the basis of anatomy that it might be a member of the Scinax rostrata group. In the Dendropsophini of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 90, who placed this taxon as the sister taxon of Pseudis + Lysapsus.

Contained taxa (2 sp.):

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