Megastomatohyla pellita (Duellman, 1968:568)

Oaxacan yellow treefrog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hyla pellita Duellman, 1968:568 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1960's (Stuart et. al 2008:263)

Rediscovered on 6 March 2013 (Köhler et al. 2015:147)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Oaxaca, México


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: KU 100970






Original scientific description:

Duellman, W. E. (1968). Descriptions of new hylid frogs from Mexico and Central America. University of Kansas Publications of the Museum of Natural History 17: 559-578.


Other references:

Duellman, W. E. (2001). The Hylid Frogs of Middle America. 2nd ed. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Contributions to Herpetology 18, 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.

Köhler, G., R. G. Trejo Pérez, L. Canseco-Márquez, F. Méndez de la Cruz, and A. Schulze. (2015). The tadpole of Megastomatohyla pellita (Duellman, 1968) (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae). Mesoamerican Herpetology 2(2): 146-151.

Lips, K.R., Mendelson III, J.R., Munoz-Alonso, A., Canseco-Marquez, L. and Mulcahy, D.G. (2004). Amphibian population declines in montane southern Mexico: resurveys of historical localities. Biological Conservation 119: 555-564.

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez. (2004). Megastomatohyla pellita. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 16 February 2013.

Stuart, S. N., M. Hoffmann, J. Chanson, N. Cox, R. Berridge, P. Ramani, and B. Young (eds.). (2008). Threatened Amphibians of the World. Barcelona, Spain; International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland; Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States: Lynx Editions.


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