Isthmohyla calypsa Lips, 1996



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hyla calypsa Lips, 1996


Conservation Status


Last record: early 1990's

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Costa Rica


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lips, Karen Renee. (1996). The population biology of Hyla calypsa, a stream-breeding treefrog from lower Central America. PhD dissertation, University of Miami. [Abstract]


Other references:

Duellman, W.E. 2001. The Hylid Frogs of Middle America. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Federico Bolaños, Gerardo Chaves, Frank Solís, Roberto Ibáñez, Jay Savage, César Jaramillo, Querube Fuenmayor, Joseph Vargas. (2004). Isthmohyla calypsa. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 16 February 2013.

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.

Gratwicke, B., Ross, H., Batista, A., Chaves, G., Crawford, A.J., Lara, L.E., Estrada, A., Evans, M., Garelle, D., Guerrel, J., Hertz, A., Hughey, M., Jaramillo, C. A., Klocke, B., Mandica, M., Medina, D., Richards-Zawacki, C. L., Ryan, M. J., Sosa-Bartuano, A., Voyles, J., Walker, B., Woodhams, D.C. and Ibáñez, R. 2016. Evaluating the probability of avoiding disease-related extinctions of Panamanian amphibians through captive-breeding programs. Animal Conservation.

Ibáñez, R., Solís, F., Jaramillo, C. and Rand, S. 2000. An overwiew of the herpetology of Panama. In: J.D. Johnson, R.G. Webb and O.A. Flores-Villela (eds), Mesoamerican Herpetology: Systematics, Zoogeography and Conservation, pp. 159-170. The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2020. Isthmohyla calypsa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T55432A54346121. Accessed on 07 July 2022.

Jaramillo, C., Wilson, L.D., Ibáñez, R. and Jaramillo, F. 2010. The herpetofauna of Panama: distribution and conservation status. In: L.D. Wilson, J.H. Townsend, J.H. and J.D. Johnson (eds), Conservation of Mesoamerican Amphibians and Reptiles, pp. 604-671. Eagle Mountain Publishing, Eagle Mountain, Utah, USA.

Lips, K. R. (1995 or 1996). The population biology of Hyla calypsa, a stream-breeding treefrog from lower Central America. PhD dissertation, University of Miami.

Lips, K.R. 1998. Decline of a tropical montane amphibian fauna. Conservation Biology 12: 106-117.

Lips, Karen Renee. (2001). Reproductive trade-offs and bet-hedging in Hyla calypsa, a Neotropical treefrog. Oecologia 128(4): 509-518. [Abstract]

Lötters, S., J. Kielgast, J. Bielby, S. Schmidtlein, J. Bosch, M. Veith, S. F. Walker, M. C. Fisher, and D. Rodder. 2009. The link between rapid enigmatic amphibian decline and the globally emerging chytrid fungus. EcoHealth 6(3): 358-372.

Savage, J.M. 2002. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Costa Rica: A Herpetofauna between two Continents, between two Seas. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Young, B., Sedaghatkish, G., Roca, E. and Fuenmayor, Q. 1999. El Estatus de la Conservación de la Herpetofauna de Panamá: Resumen del Primer Taller Internacional sobre la Herpetofauna de Panamá. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia.


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