Isthmohyla melacaena (McCranie and Castañeda, 2006)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Isthmohyla > Species: Isthmohyla melacaena

Hyla melacaena McCranie and Castañeda, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 309. Holotype: USNM 562864, by original designation. Type locality: "Parque Nacional El Cusuco Centro de Visitantes, 15° 31′ N, 88° 12′ W, 1550 m elevation, Departamento de Cortés, Honduras".

Isthmohyla melacaenaMcCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38.

English Names

None noted.


Known from pine forest in the Departamento de Cortés, Honduras, at ca. 1550 m elevation.


Not assigned to any of the genera of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294, in the original publication, and clearly not a member of the monophyletic taxon Hyla, it being named in that genus for unclear reasons; J. Faivovich In McCranie and Castañeda, 2006, Herpetologica, 62: 322, suggested the species is a member of Isthmohyla; McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38, formalized the combination. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 236–244, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Isthmohyla in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species.

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