Anotheca Smith, 1939

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Anotheca
1 species

Anotheca Smith, 1939, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 52: 190. Type species: Gastrotheca coronata Stejneger, 1911 (= Hyla spinosa Steindachner, 1864), by original designation.

English Names

Spinyhead Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 16).

Spiny-headed Treefrogs (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 7).


Disjunctly in humid forests, primarily in the premontane zone, in eastern Mexico (Veracruz, Oaxaca, and Chiapas, 800-2068 m), northeastern Honduras (95 m), Atlantic versant Costa Rica and western Panama, and from southwestern Costa Rica to west-central Panama on the Pacific slopes (350-1330 m elevation).


Mistakenly placed in Amphignathodontinae (part of the Hemiphractinae of this list) by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 18; see Duellman and Trueb, 1976, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 58: 12, Maxson, 1977, Syst. Zool., 26: 72-76, and Sessions, 1978, Herpetologica, 34: 70-73, for placement in Hylinae. In Hylini of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 98. Wiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 743, considered Anotheca to be part of their enlarged Hyla.

Contained taxa (1 sp.):

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