Agalychnis saltator Taylor, 1955

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

Agalychnis saltator Taylor, 1955, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 37: 527. Holotype: KU 35615, by original designation. Type locality: "4 km NNE of Tilarán [= Finca San Bosco, Cantón de Tilarán], [Provincia] Guanacaste, Costa Rica". Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 104, commented on the type locality.

Phyllomedusa saltatorFunkhouser, 1957, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 5: 36.

English Names

Misfit Leaf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).


Caribbean lowlands of northeastern Honduras, Nicaragua, to east-central Costa Rica, 15–1300 m elevation.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua


See account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 99–102, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 839. Lips and Savage, 1996, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 109: 17–26, included this species in a key to the tadpoles found in Costa Rica. McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 239–241. McCranie, Wilson, and Townsend, 2002, Herpetol. Rev., 33: 316, provided an additional record for Honduras. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, detailed the departmental distribution in Honduras. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 615. In the Agalychis callidryas group of Faivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 259. Travers, Townsend, Sunyer, Obando, Wilson, and Nickerson, 2011, Herpetol. Rev., 42: 399, noted a third locality in Nicaragua (Jinotega). 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.

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