Hyla eximia
Mountain Treefrog, Madrean Treefrog
Subgenus: Dryophytes
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Taxonomic Notes: Duellman et al. (Zootaxa 2016) treated two major clades as genera; AmphibiaWeb treats these two clades as subgenera(Hyla in the Old World; Dryophytes in the New World and East Asia), thus stabilizing traditional taxonomy.

© 2014 Sean Michael Rovito (1 of 6)

  hear call (9208.1K WAV file)

  hear Fonozoo call

[call details here]

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


View distribution map using BerkeleyMapper.


From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the Sierra Madre Occidental from southern Durango and the Sierra Madre Oriental from southwestern Tamaulipas southward to the Cordillera Volcánica and the Sierra Madre del Sur in Guerrero, Mexico. It is found at elevations of about 910-2,900 m asl (Stebbins, 1985).

Habitat and Ecology

It is found in mesquite-grassland, scrub forests and pine-oak forest. It has been recorded in bromeliads on pine trees (Duellman, 2001). It breeds in shallow pools, ponds, and slow moving streams. Egg masses are laid in loose clumps attached to vegetation in shallow water.


There are numerous secure populations of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes numerous protected areas.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Taxonomic Notes

Until recently, Hyla wrightorum was regarded as a synonym of Hyla eximia, but Duellman (2001) recognized H. wrightorum as a distinct species.

The genus Dryophytes was resurrected from synonymy under Hyla by Duellman et al. (2016) and this species was transferred from Hyla to Dryophytes.


Canseco-Márquez, L. & Hammerson, G.A. 2017. Dryophytes eximius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55478A112713562. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


IUCN Terms of Use