Scinax tsachila Ron, Duellman, Caminer, and Pazmiño, 2018

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

Scinax tsachila Ron, Duellman, Caminer, and Pazmiño, 2018, PLoS One, 13 (9: e0203169): 14. Holotype: QCAZ 39880, by original designation. Type locality: "4 km S from Santa Rosa, on the road to Las Balsas, 44 m above sea level, Provincia El Oro, Ecuador".

English Names

None noted. 


Chocoan Rainforest to Dry Coastal Shrub in the Pacific lowlands of Ecuador, 0–1207 m elevation, north along the Pacific lowlands to the municipalities of Francisco Pizarro and Tumco Municipalities, Nariño, Colombia, likely found farther north in Colombia. 

Geographics occurrence

Natural resident: Colombia, Ecuador


The sister taxon of Scinax elaeochroa and previously confused with Scinax quinquefasciatus, according to the original publication, where advertisement call, external morphology, and morphometrics were detailed. Arteaga-Navarro, Bustamante, and Guayasamin, 2013, Amph. Rept. Mindo: 113–115, provided an account (as Scinax elaeochroa) and dot map for Ecuador. Pinto-Erazo, Calderón-Espinosa, Medina-Rangel, and Méndez-Galeano, 2020, Biota Colomb., 21: 44–57, provided records from Francisco Pizarro and Tumaco Municipalities, Nariño, Colombia. Armijos-Ojeda, Székely, Székely, Cogǎlniceanu, Cisneros-Heredia, Ordóñez-Delgado, Escudero, and Espinosa, 2021, ZooKeys, 1063: 39, provided a dot map for western Ecuador. See comment undr Scinax elaeochroa for more relevant literature. 

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