lowland burrowing treefrog

Mexican Treefrogs

Mexican Treefrogs or Smiliscas (Smilisca) are frogs in the Hylidae family, and are found in Mexico, southern Texas and Arizona, Central America and northwestern South America. In a recent revision of the Hylidae family the two species of the genus Pternohyla was included into this genus.


Binomial Name and Author Common Name
Smilisca baudinii Common Mexican Treefrog
Smilisca cyanosticta Blue-spotted Mexican Treefrog
Smilisca dentata Upland Burrowing Treefrog
Smilisca fodiens Lowland Burrowing Treefrog
Smilisca phaeota New Granada Cross-banded Treefrog
Smilisca puma Nicaragua Cross-banded Treefrog
Smilisca sila Panama Cross-banded Treefrog
Smilisca sordida Veragua Cross-banded Treefrog


  • . (1993): Amphibian species of the world - Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Spec. Publ.), Kansas 21, pp. [1-372]

External links

  • . 2007. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.1 (10 October, 2007). Smilisca Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. (Accessed: Apr 23, 2008).
  • [web application]. 2008. Berkeley, California: Smilisca AmphibiaWeb, available at (Accessed: Apr 23, 2008).
  • taxon Smilisca at
  • Taxon Smilisca at (Accessed: Apr 22, 2008).
  • Taxon Smilisca at

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