Hyla arboricola

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.
Species Description: Faivovich J, Haddad CFB, Garcia PCA, Frost DR, Campbell JA, Wheeler WC 2005 Systematic revision of the frog family Hylidae with special reference to Hylinae: phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision. Bull Amer Mus Nat Hist 294, 240 pp
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
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 higher elevations of the Sierra Madre del Sur in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. The type collection was at approximately 2,000 m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

This is presumed to be a montane forest species that breeds in temporary pools.


Its population status is unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The threats to this species are not known, though it is likely to be impacted by logging and agricultural development.

Conservation Actions

It is not known if it occurs in any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, threats, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was removed from the synonymy of Hyla exima by Elioso León (2002).

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. 2017. Dryophytes arboricola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T55395A112711605. .Downloaded on 20 February 2019


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