Isthmohyla tica (Starrett, 1966)

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

Hyla tica Starrett, 1966, Bull. S. California Acad. Sci., 65: 23. Holotype: UMMZ 122482, by original designation. Type locality: "a stream, 4500 feet, on Volcán Turrialba, [Cantón de Turrialba,] Cartago Province", Costa Rica. Savage, 1974, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 22: 107, commented on the type locality.

Isthmohyla ticaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 103.

English Names

Starrett's Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 58).

Distribution

Humid premontane areas and the lowest portion of the humid lower montane zone in the Cordillera de Tilarán, Cordillera Central, and Cordillera de Talamanca of Costa Rica and western Panama, 1100–1650 m elevation.

Comment

see Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 278–284, and Savage and Heyer, 1969, Rev. Biol. Tropical, 16: 1–127, for accounts. Formerly in the Hyla tica group; this group was placed in the Hyla pictipes group by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 887. See account by Savage, 2002, Amph. Rept. Costa Rica: 324–326. In the Isthmohyla pictipes group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 103. 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: 255. 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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