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Cruziohyla calcarifer.jpg
Cruziohyla calcarifer
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Subfamily: Phyllomedusinae
Genus: Cruziohyla
Faivovich et al., 2005[1]
2 species (see text)

Cruziohyla is a genus of frogs in the Hylidae family. They are found in Nicaragua in Central America south to the Amazon Basin in South America.[2] This genus was erected in 2005 following a major revision of the Hylidae family. The two species in this genus were previously placed in the Agalychnis or Phyllomedusa genera.[2]

These frogs are characterized by extensive hand and foot webbing. Their eye has a bicoloured iris. Tadpoles develop in water-filled depressions on fallen trees.[1]


There are only two Cruziohyla species:[2][3]


  1. ^ a b Julián Faivovich; Célio F.B. Haddad; Paulo C.A. Garcia; Darrel R. Frost; Jonathan A. Campbell; Ward C. Wheeler (2005). "Systematic review of the frog family Hylidae, with special reference to Hylinae: phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision". Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 294: 1–240. doi:10.1206/0003-0090(2005)294[0001:SROTFF]2.0.CO;2. 
  2. ^ a b c Frost, Darrel R. (2014). "Cruziohyla Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Hylidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

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