Cruziohyla calcarifer (Boulenger, 1902)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Phyllomedusidae > Genus: Cruziohyla > Species: Cruziohyla calcarifer

Agalychnis calcarifer Boulenger, 1902, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., Ser. 7, 9: 52. Holotype: BMNH 1947.2.24.22 (formerly 1901.5.27.26) according to Condit, 1964, J. Ohio Herpetol. Soc., 4: 86. Type locality: "the Rio Durango, 350 feet", Provincia Esmeraldas, Ecuador.

Phyllomedusa (Agalychnis) calcariferLutz, 1950, Mem. Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 48: 601.

Phyllomedusa calcariferFunkhouser, 1957, Occas. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Stanford Univ., 5: 24.

Cruziohyla calcariferFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 113.

English Names

Splendid Leaf Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52).


Caribbean slopes of southeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras, through Costa Rica and Panama to Pacific lowlands of Colombia and northwestern Ecuador, below 500 m elevation.


See Myers and Duellman, 1982, Am. Mus. Novit., 2752: 25–26, account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 120–124, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 843–845. See accounts by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 279–281, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 226–231. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 37, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See comments by Sunyer, Páiz, Dehling, and Köhler, 2009, Herpetol. Notes, 2: 189–202, regarding Nicaraguan populations. Faivovich, Haddad, Baêta, Jungfer, Álvares, Brandão, Sheil, Barrientos, Barrio-Amorós, Cruz, and Wheeler, 2010, Cladistics, 26: 235., implied that this nominal taxon may be a composite of cryptic species. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 202–203, provided a map and photograph of the species.

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