Hyla euphorbiacea

Subgenus: Dryophytes
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Taxonomic Notes: Duellman et al. (Zootaxa 2016) treated two major clades as genera; AmphibiaWeb treats these two clades as subgenera(Hyla in the Old World; Dryophytes in the New World and East Asia), thus stabilizing traditional taxonomy.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Near Threatened (NT)
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 in the Sierra Madre Oriental, from central Veracruz and south-east Puebla, southward to Oaxaca, the Valley of Oaxaca and the mountains south of the valley, in Mexico. It probably occurs more widely than current records suggest.

Habitat and Ecology

It inhabits lowlands around the valley of Oaxaca where, for part of the year, it can congregate in flooded grassy fields or in the pine-oak and pine forests at higher altitudes. It requires the presence of bromeliads for refuge in the dry season. This species breeds in seasonal pools and streams.


It is a common species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

At higher altitudes, forested areas are affected by infrastructure development for human settlement, which is degrading the habitat of this species.

Conservation Actions

Its range does not include any protected areas.


Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez 2004. Hyla euphorbiacea. In: IUCN 2014


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