Rheohyla miotympanum (Cope, 1863)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Rheohyla > Species: Rheohyla miotympanum

Hyla miotympanum Cope, 1863, Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, 15: 47. Syntypes: USNM 6311 and one with no number, now lost according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 170. Type locality: "Near Jalapa" and "Mirador", Veracruz, Mexico. Restricted to "Jalapa", Veracruz, Mexico by Smith and Taylor, 1950, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 348.

Hyla microtis Peters, 1870 "1869", Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1869: 880. Syntypes: ZMB 6657 (2 specimens), according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 172. Type locality: "wareren Gegenden Mexicos (Matamoros u. a. o.)" = warmer parts of Mexico (Matamoros and other areas; regarded as "probably [Izucar de] Matamoros, Puebla", Mexico by Smith and Taylor, 1948, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 194: 90. Synonymy by Peters, 1871, Monatsber. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin, 1871: 651; Cope, 1877, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 17: 87; Boulenger, 1882, Cat. Batr. Sal. Coll. Brit. Mus., Ed. 2: 400.

Hyla darlingi Smith, Smith, and Werler, 1952, Texas J. Sci., 4: 254. Holotype: UIMNH 21903, by original designation. Type locality: "Xico, Veracruz, . . . on a hillside from under a banana plant leaf", Mexico. Synonymy by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 372.

Ecnomiohyla miotympanumFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 100.

Rheohyla miotympanum — Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 19. 

English Names

Small-eard Hyla (Smith, 1945, Ward’s Nat. Sci. Bull., 1: 3).

Small-eared Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 23; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 56; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 12).


Highlands of Nuevo León and Coahuila (Sierra Madre Oriental) to Guanajuato (Sierra Santa Rosa), Hidalgo, and Oaxaca, adjacent Veracruz, and central Chiapas in eastern and central Mexico, 1000 to 2282 m elevation.


See Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 372–380, and Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 913–915. Mendoza-Quijano, Mejenes-López, Reynoso-Rosales, Estrada-Hernandez, and Rodriguez-Blanco, 2001, Anal. Inst. Biol., Univ. Nac. Aut. Mexico, Ser. Zool., 72: 233–243, provided the record from Guanajuato. See statement of geographic range, habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 615. Savage and Kubicki, 2010, Zootaxa, 2719: 22, regarded the assignment of this species to Ecnomiohyla as problematic as it lacks the morphological synapmorphies they associate with application of the generic name. Garza-Tobón and Lemos-Espinal: 103, provided the first record for Coahuila at 20 km E of San Antonio de las Alanzas. Lemos-Espinal and Dixon, 2013, Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí: 51–52, provided an account for San Luis Potosí, Mexico Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 222–226, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Ecnomiohyla in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species. Lemos-Espinal and Smith, 2015, Check List, 11(1642): 1–11, noted the occurrence of the species in Hidalgo, Mexico, without providing a specific locality. 

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