Prince Charles stream tree frog

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Prince Charles stream tree frog
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Hyloscirtus
Species: H. princecharlesi
Binomial name
Hyloscirtus princecharlesi
Coloma et al., 2012

The Prince Charles stream tree frog,[1][2] Hyloscirtus princecharlesi, is a species of frog in the Hylidae family found in Ecuador. It is considered an endangered species threatened by habitat loss, climate change, pathogens, and other hazards.[3][1]

In June 2012, the species was described as new to science by Luis A. Coloma et al. in the journal Zootaxa and named in honour of Prince Charles, recognising the Prince's work advocating rainforest conservation.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Anfibios de Ecuador: Hyloscirtus pincecharlesi". Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Nature's big picture: The prince's frog". BBC News. 5 July 2012. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Coloma, Luis A. et al. (2012). "Molecular phylogenetics of stream treefrogs of the Hyloscirtus larinopygion group (Anura: Hylidae), and description of two new species from Ecuador". Zootaxa 3364: 1–78. 
  4. ^ "The Prince's Rainforests Project". Retrieved 26 July 2012.