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. 


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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