Sarcohyla chryses

Sarcohyla chryses, also known as the golden treefrog, is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It is endemic to the Sierra Madre del Sur in Guerrero, Mexico.[1][2] Its sister species is Sarcohyla mykter.[3]

Sarcohyla chryses
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Sarcohyla
S. chryses
Binomial name
Sarcohyla chryses
(Adler, 1965)
  • Hyla chryses Adler, 1965
  • Plectrohyla chryses (Adler, 1965)

Sarcohyla chryses occurs in humid cool areas in wet pine-oak forest, cloud forest, and fir forest at elevations of 2,300–2,600 m (7,500–8,500 ft) above sea level; it can also occur inside caves. It breeds in streams. It is threatened by habitat loss and potentially also by chytridiomycosis. It is present in Parque Nacional Guerrero [sic].[1]


  1. ^ a b c IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2020). "Sarcohyla chryses". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T55447A53954203. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b Frost, Darrel R. (2020). "Sarcohyla chryses (Adler, 1965)". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.1. American Museum of Natural History. doi:10.5531/db.vz.0001. Retrieved 20 December 2020.
  3. ^ Zarza, Eugenia; Connors, Elizabeth M.; Maley, James M.; Tsai, Whitney L.E.; Heimes, Peter; Kaplan, Moises & McCormack, John E. (2018). "Combining ultraconserved elements and mtDNA data to uncover lineage diversity in a Mexican highland frog (Sarcohyla; Hylidae)". PeerJ. 6: e6045. doi:10.7717/peerj.6045.