Exerodonta sumichrasti
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Mexico


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs on the Pacific slopes of central Guerrero and eastern central Oaxaca, southward through the isthmus of Tehuantepec to northwestern Chiapas, Mexico. It is also found on the slopes of the Chiapan highlands, mainly in the Río Grijalva drainage, Mexico.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits sub-humid oak and pine forest. It is commonly found in arboreal bromeliads. It is a stream-breeding amphibian.


This is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

Transformation or disturbance of the original forest habitat of the species is a major threat.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes Reserva de la Biósfera La Sepultura. Protection of the remaining forest areas in southern Mexico is important. A declaration of the Chimalapas region as a biosphere reserve is urgently needed.

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, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Exerodonta sumichrasti. In: IUCN 2014


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