Isthmohyla infucata
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: Revalidation of Duellman, 1968; 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

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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: Panama


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is a Panamanian endemic, known only from Río Changena, in Bocas del Toro Province at altitudes of 830-910m asl on the Caribbean slopes of the Cordillera Talamanca, not far from the border with Costa Rica. It might occur more widely.

Habitat and Ecology

This is an arboreal species that inhabits humid montane forest where there is high rain fall throughout the year. It breeds in forest ponds.


There is little information on its population status, since little work was undertaken on this species while it was considered to be a subspecies of Hyla pseudopuma. It is known only from a single locality where 48 specimens were collected. If its population status is similar to that of H. pseudopuma, it can be expected to be common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is general habitat loss through the destruction of forests as a result of logging and agricultural development.

Conservation Actions

Although there are no specific conservation measures in place, this species has been recorded from a protected area (Bosque Protector de Palo Seco).

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the new genus Isthmohyla (Faivovich et al. 2005). A re-evaluation of the taxonomic status of this "subspecies" of I. pseudopuma, strongly suggested that this taxon should be recognized as a full species (Duellman 2001)


Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor 2004. Isthmohyla infucata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55514A11322371. .Downloaded on 24 January 2019


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