Smilisca dentata (Smith, 1957)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Smilisca > Species: Smilisca dentata

Pternohyla dentata Smith, 1957, Herpetologica, 13: 1. Holotype: UIMNH 40551, by original designation. Type locality: "8 mi. NE Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico".

Smilisca dentataFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 107.

Hyla dentataWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 25, by implication.

English Names

Upland Burrowing Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 26; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 63; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 23).


Southeastern Aguascalientes, adjacent extreme southern Zacatecas, and northern Jalisco, Mexico, 1800–2037 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See account (as Pternohyla dentata) by Trueb, 1969, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 77: 1-2, and Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 621-624. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 279. Avila-Villegas and Flores de Anda, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 386, provided a new record in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and briefly discussed the range. Villalobos-Juárez, 2023, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 6: 10–13, provided a record for southern Zacatecas, Mexico, and discussed the range. 

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