Agalychnis annae (Duellman, 1963)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Phyllomedusinae > Genus: Agalychnis > Species: Agalychnis annae

Phyllomedusa annae Duellman, 1963, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 11: 1. Holotype: KU 64020, by original designation. Type locality: "Tapantí, [Cantón de Paraíso,] Cartago Province, Costa Rica, 1200 meters". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 109, commented on the type locality.

Agalychnis annaeDuellman, 1968, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 18: 4.

English Names

Orange-eyed Tree Frog (Ananjeva, Borkin, Darevsky, and Orlov, 1988, Dict. Amph. Rept. Five Languages: 52).

Blue-sided Leaf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 51).


Southwestern Central Valley, San José Province, Northern Cordillera de Talamanca, and the Cordillera de Tilarán,  Cordillera Central of Costa Rica, 780–1650 m elevation; reported from Comarca Ngöbe-Buglé, western Panama, 1600 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Panama


See brief account by Savage and Heyer, 1969, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 16: 49–50, and account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 117–120, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 840. Lips and Savage, 1996, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 109: 17–26, included this species in a key to the tadpoles found in Costa Rica. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 278–279. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 238. In the Agalychis callidryas group of Faivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 259. Urbina-Cardona and Loyola, 2008, Tropical Conserv. Sci., 1: 417–445, modeled the distribution. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 198–201, provided a key to the species of Central America and provided a map and photograph of the species, including this one. Hertz, Lotzkat, Stadler, Hamad, Carrizo, and Köhler, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 246, reported the species from ca. 6.3 km W of La Nevera and 10.5 km NNW of Hato Chamí, Comarca Ngöbe-Buglé, western Panama, and commented on its population decline. Hidalgo-Mora, Valverde-Castillo, and Abarca, 2021, Reptiles & Amphibians, 28: 264–267, discussed the range in Costa Rica, including addressing areas of possible extirpation due to chytrid fungus, and the extension of the range to the southwestern Central Valley, San José Province, Costa Rica.

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