Hyla sarda
Sardinian Tree Frog, Tyrrhenian Tree Frog, Sardischer laubfrosch, Tyrrhenischer laubfrosch, Rainette Sarde, Raganella sarda, Raganella tirrenica, Sardijnse boomkikker
Subgenus: Hyla
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 Least Concern (LC)
Other International Status Listed in appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats.
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is restricted to the Mediterranean Islands of Corsica (France) and Elba, Cavallo, Monte Cristo, Sardinia, Maddalena, Caprera and San Pietro (Italy). It has an altitudinal range of sea level to 1,750m asl (Corsica).

Habitat and Ecology

This species is found within the vicinity of pools, ponds and streams, usually in woody areas. In residential areas they can be found in gardens, as long as there is nearby water. It reproduces in springs, cisterns and other suitable waterbodies.


It is still quite widespread and common, especially in Corsica and Sardinia. The populations on the smaller islets are subject to fluctuations in size related to the temporary character of the breeding sites.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no significant threats to this species at present.

Conservation Actions

It is listed on Appendix II of the Bern Convention and is listed on Annex IV of the EU Habitats Directive. This species is protected by national legislation and is present in some protected areas.


Franco Andreone, Claude Miaud, Marc Cheylan, Claudia Corti, Philippe Geniez, Roberto Sindaco, Antonio Romano 2009. Hyla sarda. In: IUCN 2014


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