Hyla chinensis Günther, 1858
Chinese Tree Toad
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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Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: China, Taiwan, Viet Nam
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Males call at night in rushed and high-pitched continuous phrases (Fei 1999). Females lay eggs (1-1.5 mm in diameter) from April to May but only after a rainy night (Fei 1999). Breeding occurs in pools (Lue et al. 2004). Metamorphosis occurs as early as late May (Fei 1999).
Trends and Threats
Fei, L. (1999). Atlas of Amphibians of China. Henan Publishing House of Science and Technology, Zhengzhou.
Lue, K., Chou, W., Yuan, Z., Geng, B., and Gu, H. 2004. Hyla chinensis. In: IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 08 May 2009.
Lue, K.-Y. (1990). The Amphibians and Reptiles of Taiwan. The Council of Agriculture, Taiwan. R.O.C.
Nguyen, V. S., Ho, T. C., and Nguyen, Q. T. (2005). A Checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Vietnam. Na xuat ban nong nghiep (Na Manufacturing Agriculture Committee), Hanoi.
Originally submitted by: Jesse Lou (first posted 2000-06-29)
Edited by: Kellie Whittaker (2009-10-12)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2009 Hyla chinensis: Chinese Tree Toad <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/765> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Jun 6, 2023.
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