Ptychohyla legleri (Taylor, 1958)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Ptychohyla > Species: Ptychohyla legleri

Hyla legleri Taylor, 1958, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 39: 33. Holotype: KU 32932, by original designation. Type locality: "15 km WSW San Isidro del General, San José Province . . . . in a small swamp", Costa Rica. Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 76, commented on the type locality and restated it as "1.5 km NW Alfombra, Cantón de Pérez Zeledón, Provincia de San José; 970 m", Costa Rica.

Ptychohyla legleriCampbell and Smith, 1992, Herpetologica, 48: 165.

Hyla legleriSavage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 327-330.

English Names

Legler's Stream Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 63).


Elevations of 880–1600 m Pacific slopes of the Sierra de Talamanca eastern Costa Rica and western Panama.


See accounts by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 333–337 (as Hyla legleri), and Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1006. See account (as Hyla legleri) by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 331–332. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 277. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 256–261, provided a brief summary of natural history and identification key for the species of Ptychohyla in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species.

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