Scinax altae (Dunn, 1933)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Scinax > Species: Scinax altae

Hyla altae Dunn, 1933, Occas. Pap. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist., 8: 61. Holotype: MCZ 17972, by original designation. Type locality: "Summit, Panama Canal Zone", Panama. Synonymy by Taylor, 1952, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 35: 863.

Hyla staufferi altaeLeón, 1969, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 18: 540.

Scinax altaeDuellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 21 (taxonomic change without discussion); Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 854.

English Names

None noted.


Subhumid Pacific lowlands of southern Costa Rica and southwestern Panama to southern Panamá Province, below 700 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Panama


For discussion (as Hyla staufferi altae) see Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 199–200. In the Scinax staufferi group. In the Scinax ruber clade, unassigned to group, of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 97. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 262–264, provided a brief summary of natural history and identification key for the species of Scinax in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species. Barrio-Amorós, Forero-Cano, Stuster, Batista, Canzoneri, and Arias, 2023, Anartia, Zulia, 37: 34–46, provided genetically-confirmed records for southern Costa Rica, a dot map of the species, and also provided the advertisement call from Panama. 

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