Exerodonta abdivita
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Species Description: 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 of the Natural History Museum of the University of Kansas: 1-28.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This recently described species is known only from the type locality of "Río Aloapan, 16.1km (by road) west of Jalapa de Díaz (18° 01' 12''N; 96° 39' 36''W), Oaxaca, Mexico" (Campbell and Duellman 2000). The specimens were collected at 405m asl. The limits of its distribution are not known.

Habitat and Ecology

The only known specimens were collected on low vegetation at the edge of the Río Aloapan in lower montane rainforest. This species is presumed to be dependent on water for breeding and to have a larval development breeding strategy.


There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known only from the initial collection.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Its habitat is under threat from small-scale farming and wood extraction.

Conservation Actions

It is not known if this species occurs in any protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously within the genus Hyla but has recently been moved to the resurrected genus Exerodonta (Faivovich et al. 2005).


Georgina Santos-Barrera 2004. Exerodonta abdivita. In: IUCN 2014


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