Tlalocohyla godmani (Günther, 1901)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Tlalocohyla > Species: Tlalocohyla godmani

Hyla godmani Günther, 1901, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 166: 275. Syntypes: BMNH 1947.2.22.82–89 (formerly 1901.12.19.88–95) (Jalapa), 1947.2.22.90 (formerly 1901.12.19.96) (Misantla) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 90, and BMNH (2 specimens from La Palma, Costa Rica); BMNH 1901.12.19.96 designated lectotype by Duellman, 1964, Copeia, 1964: 455. Type localites: "Mexico, Misantla and Jalapa . . . ; ?Costa Rica, La Palma"; restricted to Misantla, Veracruz, Mexico, by lectotype designation.

Hyla rickardsi Taylor, 1939 "1938", Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 25: 385. Holotype: EHT-HMS 5947, by original designation; now FMNH 100077 according to Marx, 1976, Fieldiana, Zool., 69: 53. Type locality: "near Potrero Viejo, Veracruz", Mexico. Synonymy by Duellman, 1964, Copeia, 1964: 455.

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

English Names

Godman's Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 55; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 25).


Montane forest of northeastern Puebla and adjacent Veracruz, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


Formerly in the Hyla godmani group; see Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 356–359. 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: 280. See Varela-Soto, Abarca, Brenes-Mora, Aspinall, Leenders, and Shepack, 2022, Zootaxa, 5178: 520, for dot map. Tepos-Ramírez, Garduño-Fonseca, Peralta-Robles, García-Rubio, and Cervantes Jiménez, 2023, Check List, 19: 269–292, discussed the distribution and conservation status of the species in Queretaro, Mexico. 

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