Scinax quinquefasciatus (Fowler, 1913)

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

Hyla quinquefasciata Fowler, 1913, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 65: 160. Holotype: ANSP 18115, by original designation. Type locality: "Mountains above Chimbo, 10,000 to 10,800 feet elevation, [Chimborazo Province,] Ecuador"; corrected to Durán, Provincia Guayas, Ecuador, by Duellman, 1971, Herpetologica, 27: 212-227.

Ololygon quinquefasciataFouquette and Delahoussaye, 1977, J. Herpetol., 11: 392.

Scinax quinquefasciataDuellman and Wiens, 1992, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 151: 23.

Scinax quinquefasciatusKöhler and Böhme, 1996, Rev. Fr. Aquar. Herpetol., 23: 139.

English Names

Fowler's Snouted Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 64).


Pacific lowlands of Colombia and western Ecuador to extreme northwestern Peru, 0–620 m elevation; introduced into the Galapagos Islands (Santa Cruz, San Cristóbal, and Isabela).

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Introduced: Ecuador


In the Scinax ruber clade of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 96. Redescribed by Duellman, 1971, Herpetologica, 27: 213-214. De la Riva, Márquez, and Bosch, 1997, Bonn. Zool. Beitr., 47: 175–185, reported on the call. Lever, 2003, Naturalized Rept. Amph. World: 183, reported an introduced population on Santa Cruz and Isabela, Galapagos Islands. Zug, 2013, Rept. Amph. Pacific Is.: 70–71, provided a brief discussion of the introduced Galapagos populations. Ron, Duellman, Caminer, and Pazmiño, 2018, PLoS One, 13 (9: e0203169): 1–26, provided an account (including advertisement call description, morphometrics, molecular markers, and external morphology) as well as a redescription of the holotype, and discussed and revised the limits of this species with respect to the new Scinax tsachilaArmijos-Ojeda, Székely, Székely, Cogǎlniceanu, Cisneros-Heredia, Ordóñez-Delgado, Escudero, and Espinosa, 2021, ZooKeys, 1063: 39, provided a dot map for Ecuador and northwestern Peru. In the Scinax rostratus group of Araujo-Vieira, Lourenço, Lacerda, Lyra, Blotto, Ron, Baldo, Pereyra, Suárez-Mayorga, Baêta, Ferreira, Barrio-Amorós, Borteiro, Brandão, Brasileiro, Donnelly, Dubeux, Köhler, Kolenc, Leite, Maciel, Nunes, Orrico, Peloso, Pezzuti, Reichle, Rojas-Runjaic, Silva, Sturaro, Langone, Garcia, Rodrigues, Frost, Wheeler, Grant, Pombal, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2023, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 27 (Special Issue): 76 (see comment under Hylinae). 

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