Isthmohyla lancasteri
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2009 Angel Solis (1 of 8)

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Costa Rica, Panama

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
See IUCN account.
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is found on humid premontane slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca of Costa Rica and western Panama, at elevations of 368-1,200m asl (Savage, 2002).

Habitat and Ecology

This is a nocturnal tree frog of humid lowland and montane forest characterized by rainfall throughout the year. This species can also be found in modified habitats (with some trees) such as pastureland. Eggs are deposited in pools within streams; the larvae develop in these pools.


This species is abundant in Costa Rica. There is no information available on the abundance of this species in Panama.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is some general habitat loss through deforestation.

Conservation Actions

Although there are no specific conservation measures in place, the species has been recorded from a protected area (Parque Internacional La Amistad) in Panama. It does not occur in any protected areas within Costa Rica.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Isthmohyla (Faivovich, et al., 2005).


Solís, F., Ibáñez, R., Chaves, G., Savage, J., Jaramillo, C., Fuenmayor, Q. & Bolaños, F. 2008. Isthmohyla lancasteri. In: IUCN 2014


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