Hyla plicata

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.

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

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known from the Sierra Madre Occidental, from central Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Puebla, and Veracruz, and from the central Cordillera Volcanica in Mexico.

Habitat and Ecology

In central Mexico, this species occurs at high elevations (2,400-3,600m asl) in pine and fir forests in mountainous habitat. In Veracruz, it inhabits lower elevations (1,400-1,500m asl) and is associated with low and moderate streams and ponds, where it presumably breeds.


This is a very common species and its population appears stable at present.

Population Trend


Major Threats

This species appears to be well adapted and able to survive in disturbed areas.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes two protected areas. No conservation measures are deemed necessary at present. This species is listed as "Threatened" (Amenazada) by the Mexican government.

Red List Status

Least Concern (LC)


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

Taxonomic Notes

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


Santos-Barrera, G. & Canseco-Márquez, L. 2017. Dryophytes plicatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55608A112714838. .Downloaded on 21 February 2019


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