Bromeliohyla dendroscarta Taylor, 1940:45

Greater bromeliad treefrog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hyla dendroscarta Taylor, 1940:45


Conservation Status

Last record: 1974

Rediscovered in 2011 or 2012

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Veracruz (central) and Oaxaca (northern), Mexico


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: USNM 108679 (Smith & Taylor, 1948:89)

Type locality: "Cuautlapan, Veracruz, Mexico" (Smith & Taylor, 1948:89)






Original scientific description:

Taylor, E. H. (1940). Two new anuran amphibians from Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 89: 43-47.


Other references:

Cabrera-Guzmán, E., and V. H. Reynoso. 2012. Amphibian and reptile communities of rainforest fragments: minimum patch size to support high richness and abundance. Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 3243-3265.

Canseco-Márquez, Luis et al. (2018). Rediscovery of two threatened species of treefrogs (Anura: Hylidae) from Southern Mexico. Herpetology Notes 11: 23-29.

Duellman, W. E. 1970. The Hylid Frogs of Middle America. 2 Volumes. Monograph of the Museum of Natural History, The University of Kansas, Number 1. Lawrence, Kansas, United States.

Duellman, W. E. 2001. The Hylid Frogs of Middle America. 2 Volumes. 2nd ed. Contributions to Herpetology, Volume 18, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York, United States.

Faivovich, Julián, Haddad, Célio F. B., Garcia, Paulo C. O., Frost, Darrel R., Campbell, Jonathan A. and Wheeler, Ward C. (2005). Systematic review of the frog family Hylidae, with special reference to Hylinae: Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 294: 1-240, 16 figures, 2 tables, 5 appendices.

García-Bañuelos, Paulina, Aguilar-López, José Luis, Pineda, Eduardo and García-Vinalay, Arístides. (2017). Rediscovery of Bromeliohyla dendroscarta at the type locality: a threatened treefrog surviving in a highly human modified landscape in Mexico. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(3): 684-688.

Hernández-Benitez, D., G. Gutiérrez-Mayén, and R. Luría-Manzano. (2012). Redescubrimiento de Bromeliohyla dendro scarta (Anura: Hylidae) y sobrevivencia de larvas en cautiverio. Programa y Resúmenes de la XII Reunión Nacional de Herpetología, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas. Comité Directivo de la Sociedad Herpetológica Mexicana, A.C., Mexico. 117 pp.

Hernández-Salinas, Uriel and Ramírez-Bautista, Aurelio. (2012). Diversity of amphibian communities in four vegetation types of Hidalgo state, Mexico. The Open Conservation Biology Journal 6: 1-11.

Lamoreux, J. F., McKnight, M. W., and R. Cabrera Hernandez (2015). Amphibian Alliance for Zero Extinction Sites in Chiapas and Oaxaca. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. xxiv + 320 pp.

Lips, Karen R. et al. (2004). Amphibian population declines in montane southern Mexico: resurveys of historical localities. Biological Conservation 119: 555-564.

Peralta-Hernández, Rafael et al. (2020). Amphibians and Reptiles from Cloud Forest at Cumbre de Tonalixco in the Central Veracruz Highlands of Mexico. Reptiles & Amphibians 27(3): 501-505.

Ramírez-Bautista, A., U. Hernández-Salinas, R. Cruz-Elizalde, C. Berriozabal-Islas, D. Lara-Tufiño, I. Goyenechea, and J. M. Castillo-Cerón. 2014. Los Anfibios y Reptiles del Estado de Hidalgo: Diversidad, Biogeografía y Conservación. Sociedad Herpetológica Mexicana, A.C., Mexico.

Ramírez-Bautista, A., U. Hernández-Salinas, F. Mendoza Quijano, R. Cruz-Elizalde, B. P. Stephenson, V. D. ViteSilva, and A. Leyte-Manrique. 2010. Lista Anotada de los Anfibios y Reptiles del Estado de Hidalgo. Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Pachuca, Hidalgo, and Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, México, D.F., Mexico.

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez. (2004). Bromeliohyla dendroscarta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 24 November 2014.

Smith, Hobart M. and Taylor, Edward H. (1948). An Annotated Checklist and Key to the Amphibia of Mexico. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 194: iv + 118 pp.

Vásquez-Cruz, Víctor et al. (2019). Distributional and natural history notes for Bromeliohyla dendroscarta (Anura: Hylidae) in Veracruz, Mexico. Phyllomedusa 18(1): 27-36.


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