Sarcohyla cembra Caldwell, 1974



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hyla cembra Caldwell, 1974; Plectrohyla cembra Caldwell, 1974


Conservation Status

Last record: 1993

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

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Oaxaca, México


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Caldwell, J. P. (1974). Tropical Treefrog Communities: Patterns of Reproduction, Size, and Utilization of Structural Habitat. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States.


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.

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.

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.

Köhler, Gunther et al. (2016). A survey of tadpoles and adult anurans in the Sierra Madre del Sur of Oaxaca, Mexico (Amphibia: Anura). Mesoamerican Herpetology 3(3): 639-660.

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.

Mendelson III, J.R. and Canseco-Márquez, L. (2002). Rediscovery of the rare treefrog, Hyla cembra Caldwell, in Oaxaca, Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 47(3): 459-461.

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Joseph Mendelson III (2006). Plectrohyla cembra. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.


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