Hallowell's tree frog

Hallowell's tree frog (Hyla hallowellii ) is a species of frog in the family Hylidae.

Hallowell's tree frog
Hallowell's tree frog (Hyla hallowellii)
Scientific classification
H. hallowellii
Binomial name
Hyla hallowellii
Thompson, 1912


The specific name, hallowellii, is in honor of American herpetologist Edward Hallowell.[2]

Geographic range

H. hallowelii is endemic to Japan.[1]


The natural habitats of H. halowellii are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, plantations, heavily degraded former forests, ponds, irrigated land, canals, and ditches.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Kaneko Y, Matsui M (2004). "Hyla hallowellii ". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2004: e.T55499A11310605. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55499A11310605.en. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2013). The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians. Exeter, England: Pelagic Publishing Ltd. (Kindle edition).

Further reading

  • Thompson JC (1912). "Prodrome of Descriptions of New Species of Reptilia and Batrachia from the Far East". Herpetological Notices (2): 1-4. (Hyla hallowellii, new species, pp. 2-3).

Hyla is a genus of frogs in the tree frog family Hylidae. They have a very broad distribution; species can be found in Europe, Asia, Africa, and across the Americas. There were more than 300 described species in this genus, but after a major revision of the family Hylidae most of these have been moved to new genera so the genus now only contains 33 species". The earliest known fossil member of this genus is †Hyla swanstoni from the Eocene of Saskatchewan, Canada.The genus was established by Josephus Nicolaus Laurenti in 1768. It was named after Hylas in Greek mythology, the companion of Hercules. The name is unusual in that – though Laurenti knew that Hylas was male – the name is unambiguously treated in the feminine grammatical gender for reasons unknown.

The etymology of the name is also often incorrectly given as being derived from the Greek word ὕλη (hūlē, "forest" or "wood").

List of least concern amphibians

As of September 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 2458 least concern amphibian species. 38% of all evaluated amphibian species are listed as least concern.

No subpopulations of amphibians have been evaluated by the IUCN.

This is a complete list of least concern amphibian species evaluated by the IUCN.


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