Plectrohyla chryses (Adler, 1965)

Golden treefrog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 2000

Rediscovered in 2010 (Caviedes-Solis et al. 2015)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Carrizal de Bravos, central-western Guerrero, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Adler, K. A. (1965). Three new frogs of the genus Hyla from the Sierra Madre de Sur of Mexico. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 642: 1-18.

Other references:

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.

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

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.

Mendelson III, J.R. and Toal III, K.R. 1996. A new species of Hyla (Anura: Hylidae) from the Sierra Madre del Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico, with comments on Hyla chryses and Hyla mykter. Journal of Herpetology: 326-333.

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Joseph Mendelson III. (2006). Plectrohyla chryses. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T55447A11312970. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.


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