Missing in action for nearly 50 years : rediscovery of the Mexican treefrog Duellmanohyla ignicolor (Anura : Hylidae)

Ross FURBUSH, Itzue W. CAVIEDES-SOLIS*, Fausto R. MÉNDEZ-DE LA CRUZ, Adam D. LEACHÉ

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

Abstract

The genus Duellmanohyla currently is comprised of eight species distributed from eastern Veracruz, Mexico, to western Panama. Three species in this genus occur in Mexico (D. chamulae, D. ignicolor, and D. schmidtorum), of which the first two are endemic to the country and are considered Endangered by the IUCN, whereas D. schmidtorum is classified as Vulnerable. We conducted surveys at the type localities and surrounding regions of the species of Duellmanohyla distributed in Mexico. We found one individual of D. chamulae near Rayón Mezcalapa, Chiapas; three individuals of D. schmidto- rum from San Rafael, Chiapas; and rediscovered three individuals of D. ignicolor, a species that has not been found since 1970, near La Esperanza, Santiago Comaltepec, Oaxaca.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-127
Number of pages8
JournalMesoamerican Herpetology
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Duellmanohyla ignicolor
  • Duellmanohyla chamulae
  • Duellmanohyla schmidtorum
  • Mexico
  • Oaxaca
  • rediscovery

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