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". Zoobank publication registration: 0EB37032-3F15-4816-A389-87EE0E1E3E79

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. 

Geographic 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. In the Scinax elaeochroa 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): 94 (see comment under Hylinae).

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