Tlalocohyla picta (Günther, 1901)

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

Hylella picta Günther, 1901, Biol. Centr. Amer., Rept. Batr., Vol. 7, Part 166: 286. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.22.62 (formerly 1901.12.19.100 according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 94). Type locality: "Mexico, [Veracruz,] Jalapa".

Hyla pictaNieden, 1923, Das Tierreich, 46: 248.

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

English Names

Painted Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57; Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 81; Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 103; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 25).


Atlantic lowlands from San Luis Potosí, northeastern Hidalgo, and northern Queretaro, Mexico, south through the Veracruz, northern Oaxaca, the Yucatan Peninsula, and northern Guatemala and Belize to northern coastal Honduras.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico


For accounts see Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 365–367, Lee, 1996, Amph. Rept. Yucatan Peninsula: 97–99, Campbell, 1998, Amph. Rept. N. Guatemala Yucatan Belize: 81–82, Lee, 2000, Field Guide Amph. Rept. Maya World: 103–105, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 275–277. Formerly in the Hyla picta group; this group was transferred into the Hyla godmani group by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 904–905. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 39, detailed the departmental range in Honduras. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2013, Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí: 59–60, provided an account for San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 269–270, provided a brief summary of natural history and identification key for the species of Tlalocohyla in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species. Lemos-Espinal and Smith, 2015, Check List, 11(1642): 1–11, noted the occurrence of the species in Hidalgo, Mexico, without providing a specific locality. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2016, Amph. Rept. Hidalgo: 381–382, provided a brief account and map for Hidalgo, Mexico. 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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