Smilisca manisorum (Taylor, 1954)

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

Hyla manisorum Taylor, 1954, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 36: 630. Holotype: KU 34927, by original designation. Type locality: "Bataan [= Batán, Cantón de Matina], Limón Province, Costa Rica". Type locality commented on by Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 78. 

Smilisca manisorumMcCranie, 2017, Mesoam. Herpetol., 4: 518. 

English Names

Masked Tree Frog (Batista, Hertz, Ponce, and Lotzkat, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 220). 


Eastern Caribbean lowland forest to 540 m elevation in northeastern Honduras through eastern Nicaragua and Limón Province, eastern Costa Rica to Changuinola, Las Tablas, Bocas del Toro, Panama, at 25 m elevation.  

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama


Removed from the synonymy of Smilisca baudini by McCranie, 2017, Mesoam. Herpetol., 4: 513–526, by , where it had been placed by Duellman and Trueb, 1966, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 17: 289. See comments by McCranie, Sunyer, and Martínez-Fonseca, 2019, Rev. Nicaraguense Biodiversidad, 52: 11. Batista, Hertz, Ponce, and Lotzkat, 2020, Herpetol. Notes, 13: 219–229, provided the Panama record and briefly discussed its range. Martínez-Fonseca, Holmes, Sunyer, Westeen, Grundler, Cerda, Fernández-Mena, Loza-Molina, Monagan, Nondorf, Pandelis, and Rabosky, 2024, Check List, 20: 71–73, provided and discussed a record from Refugio Bartola, Departamento Río San Juan, Nicaragua.  

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