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Gladiator frog Osa.JPG
Hypsiboas rosenbergi
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Subfamily: Hylinae
Genus: Hypsiboas
Wagler, 1830
Type species
Rana boans
Linnaeus, 1758
About 90 species (see text)

Hypsiboas is a genus of frogs in the family Hylidae. Their common name is either gladiator frogs or Wagler Neotropical treefrogs. These frogs are distributed in the tropical Central and South America from Nicaragua to Argentina, as well as in the Caribbean (Trinidad and Tobago).[1]

This genus was resurrected in 2005 following a major revision of Hylidae. Some 70 species previously placed in the genus Hyla were moved to this genus. Since then, many news species have also been described.[1][2]


As of 2016, 91 species are placed in this genus:[1][3]

In addition, Hyla palliata and Hypsiboas hypselops are included here incertae sedis.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Frost, Darrel R. (2016). "Hypsiboas Wagler, 1830". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Hylidae". AmphibiaWeb: Information on amphibian biology and conservation. [web application]. Berkeley, California: AmphibiaWeb. 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 

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