Smilisca dentata
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
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 two threat-defined locations in southern Aguascalientes and extreme north-eastern Jalisco, Mexico, between 1,800-1,900 m asl. It has an extent of occurrence of 1,017 km

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs only in seasonally flooded grasslands, and breeds in both temporary and permanent pools.


It is a rare species and, due to ongoing declines in the quality and extent of its habitat, the population is suspected to be decreasing.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The transformation of the original grassland habitat into agricultural land, and the subsequent pollution from pesticides are major threats to this species. Urbanization is also a threat.

Conservation Actions


Taxonomic Notes

This species was previously included in the genus Pternohyla which was synonymized with Smilisca (Faivovich et al. 2005).


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2015. Smilisca dentata. In: IUCN 2014


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