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).


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.  

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