Sarcohyla hazelae (Taylor, 1940:385)

Hazel's treefrog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hyla hazelae Taylor, 1940:385 (original combination); Plectrohyla hazelae (Taylor, 1940:385)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1975 (Mendelson & Kabay, 2009); 1984 (Santos-Barrera & Canseco-Márquez, 2004)

Rediscovered in 2011 or before

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Guerrero & Oaxaca, México


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: EHT–HMS No. 16263 (Smith & Taylor, 1948:90)

Type locality: "Cerro San Felipe, 10 miles northeast of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico" (Smith & Taylor, 1948:90)






Original scientific description:

Taylor, E. H. (1940 "1939"). New species of Mexican Anura. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 26: 385-405.


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.

Duellman, W. E. (2001). Hylid Frogs of Middle America. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York, 1170 pp, 92 plates.

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

Heimes, P. and Aguilar, R. (2011). Plectrohyla hazelae (Taylor, 1940) not extinct. Herpetol Rev 42: 41-42.

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, Joseph R. and Kabay, Edward H. (2009). On the Distribution and Status of Plectrohyla hazelae (Taylor, 1940) (Amphibia: Hylidae) from Oaxaca, Mexico. Herpetological Review 40(3): 301-302.

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez. (2004). Plectrohyla hazelae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 12 May 2014.

Smith, Hobart M. and Taylor, Edward H. (1948). An Annotated Checklist and Key to the Amphibia of Mexico. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 194: iv + 118 pp.


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