Tepuihyla Ayarzagüena, Señaris, and Gorzula, 1993

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Tepuihyla
9 species

Tepuihyla Ayarzagüena, Señaris, and Gorzula, 1993 "1992", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 52: 213. Type species: Hyla rodriguezi Rivero, 1968, by original designation.

English Names

Amazon Treefrogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 65).

Tepui Treefrogs (Kok and Kalamandeen, 2008, Intr. Taxon. Amph. Kaieteur Natl. Park: 200-202).


Mountains of eastern and southeastern Venezuela and adjacent Guyana and Brazil to the upper Amazon Basin of Ecuador and Peru.


This genus conforms to the Osteocephalus rodriguezi group as discussed by Ayarzagüena, Señaris, and Gorzula, 1993 "1992", Mem. Soc. Cienc. Nat. La Salle, 52: 113-142, who discussed the group (as the Osteocephalus rodriguezi group) in the Venezuelan Guyana region, named five new species, and provided a key. In Lophyohylini of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 107-108. Myers and Stothers, 2006, Arch. Nat. Hist., London, 33: 241-266, discussed why the gender of this generic name must be considered feminine in spite of the stated intention of the original authors. Kok, MacCulloch, Means, Roelants, Van Bocxlaer, and Bossuyt, 2012, Curr. Biol., 22: R589-R590, provided a molecular tree of species as did Salerno, Ron, Señaris, Rojas-Runjaic, Noonan, and Cannatella, 2012, Evolution, 66: 3000–3013. Salerno, Señaris, Rojas-Runjaic, and Cannatella, 2015, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 82: 314–323, reported on the molecular phylogenetics of the Tepui species of Venezuela. Blotto, Lyra, Cardoso, Rodrigues, Dias, Marciano, Vechio, Orrico, Brandão, Assis, Lantyer-Silva, Rutherford, Gagliardi-Urrutia, Solé, Baldo, Nunes, Cajade, Torres, Grant, Jungfer, Silva, Haddad, and Faivovich, 2021, Cladistics, 37: 36–72, reported on molecular phylogenetics within the species and among the genera of lophiohyline hylids. Ortiz, Hoskin, Werneck, Réjaud, Manzi, Ron, and Fouquet, 2023, Organisms Divers. Evol., 23: 395–414, reported on the historical biogeography of Amazonia based on molecular evidence for Osteocephalus, Tepuihyla, and Dryaderces. 

Contained taxa (9 sp.):

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