Hyla wrightorum
Arizona Treefrog, Wright's Mountain Tree Frog
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 Least Concern (LC)
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Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species can be found at the Mountains of central Arizona and south-eastward into west-central New Mexico; isolated population in Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, southern Arizona; ranges southward into Mexico in the Sierra Madre Occidental to southern Chihuahua (Duellman 2001) and perhaps to north of the Mexico City region, but the precise distribution in Mexico is unclear due to taxonomic uncertainties (Frost 2002, Crother et al. 2003). It occurs at about 910-2,900m asl (Stebbins 2003).

Habitat and Ecology

In the USA it is found in wet meadows, near shallow pools, ponds, and slow-moving streams, in oak-pine and ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests. It occurs on the ground or in shrubs and trees. It breeds in shallow pools, ponds, and slow moving streams. Egg masses are attached to vegetation just below the water (Behler and King 1979).


There are numerous secure populations of this species.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

The range of this species includes numerous protected areas.

Taxonomic Notes

Until recently, Hyla wrightorum was regarded to be a synonym of H. eximia, but Duellman (2001) recognized H. wrightorum as a distinct species. This treatment was adopted by Crother et al. (2003). The taxonomic status of the Mexican populations north of the Mexico City region is uncertain (Crother et al. 2003).


Geoffrey Hammerson 2004. Hyla wrightorum. In: IUCN 2014


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