Plectrohyla celata Toal & Mendelson III, 1995

Oaxaca treefrog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hyla celata Toal & Mendelson III, 1995


Conservation Status

Last record: 1984

Rediscovered in 2011 or 2012 (Caviedes-Solis et al. 2015)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Oaxaca, México


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Toal, K. R. and Mendelson III, J. R. (1995). A new species of Hyla (Anura: Hylidae) from cloud forest in Oaxaca, Mexico, with comments on the status of the Hyla bistincta group. Occasional Papers Natural History Museum University of Kansas 174: 1-20.


Other references:

Baena, M. L., G. Halffter, A. Lira-Noriega, and J. Soberón. 2008. Extinción de especies. Pp. 263-282. In J. Soberón, G. Halffter, and J. Llorente-Bousquets (Eds.), Capital Natural de México. Primera Parte. Conocimiento Actual de la Biodiversidad. Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, México, D.F., Mexico.

Campbell, J. A. and Duellman, W. E. (2000). New species of stream-breeding hylid frogs from the northern versant of the highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico. Scientific Papers, Natural History Museum, The University of Kansas 16: 1-28.

Caviedes-Solis, I. W., L. F. Vázquez-Vega, I. Solano-Zavaleta, E. Pérez-Ramos, S. M. Rovito, T. J. Devitt, P. Heimes, O. A. Flores-Villela, J. A. Campbell, and A. Nieto Montes de Oca. (2015). Everything is not lost: recent records, rediscoveries, and range extensions of Mexican hylid frogs. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2: 230-241.

Delia, J. R., J. L. Whitney, and T. Burkhardt. 2013. Rediscovery of ‘lost’ treefrogs from the Oaxacan highlands of Mexico. Biodiversity Conservation 22: 1405-1414.

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.

Frías-Alvarez, P., J. Zúñiga-Vega, and O. Flores-Villela. 2010. A general assessment of the conservation status and decline trends of Mexican amphibians. Biodiversity Conservation 19: 3699-3742.

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 + 320pp.

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

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez. (2004). Plectrohyla celata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 17 February 2013.


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