Sarcohyla bistincta (Cope, 1877)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Sarcohyla > Species: Sarcohyla bistincta

Hyla bistincta Cope, 1877, Proc. Am. Philos. Soc., 17: 87. Holotype: USNM 32261 according to Kellogg, 1932, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 160: 163; Cochran, 1961, Bull. U.S. Natl. Mus., 220: 51. Type locality: "Vera Cruz most probably", Mexico. Restricted to "Acultzingo . . . Lake San Bernardino", Veracruz, Mexico by Smith and Taylor, 1950, Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull., 33: 346.

Hyla bistincta labeculata Shannon, 1951, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 101: 470. Holotype: USNM 123689, by original designation. Type locality: "San Lucas Camotlán, Oaxaca", Mexico. Subspecies status rejected by Duellman, 1964, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 15: 475.

Hyla bistincta bistinctaShannon, 1951, Proc. U.S. Natl. Mus., 101: 472.

Plectrohyla bistinctaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105.

Sarcohyla bistincta Duellman, Marion, and Hedges, 2016, Zootaxa, 4104: 18. 

English Names

Mexican Fringe-limbed Treefrog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 22; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 19).


Mountains of Mexico from Durango, Nayarit, and Veracruz to México and Oaxaca.


In the Plectrohyla bistincta group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. For account (as Hyla bistincta) see Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 457-462. López-Garduño and Rodríguez-Romera, 2012, Herpetol. Rev., 43: 298, provided a record for the Municipality of Valle de Bravo in the state of Mexico. 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.  Luja and Grünwald, 2015, Herpetol. Rev., 46: 223, provide for Municipality of Xalisco, Nayarit, Mexico, and commented on the range. 

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