Plectrohyla cyanomma Caldwell, 1974

Blue-eyed aquatic treefrog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hyla cyanomma Caldwell, 1974; Sarcohyla cyanomma (Caldwell, 1974)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1980

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



north-eastern Oaxaca, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Caldwell, J. P. (1974). A re-evaluation of the Hyla bistincta species group, with descriptions of three new species (Anura: Hylidae). Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas 28: 1-37.

Other references:

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.

Duellman, W. E. (2001). The Hylid Frogs of Middle America: Vol. 2. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York.

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.

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.

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Oscar Flores-Villela. (2010). Plectrohyla cyanomma. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 17 February 2013.

Toal, K. R., III, and J. R. Mendelson III. (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 of the Natural History Museum, the University of Kansas 174: 1-20.


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