genus of amphibians

Bromeliohyla, the bromeliad tree frogs, is a group of frogs in the family Hylidae.[2][3] Scientists made this genus in 2005 when they looked at all the Hylidae frogs again. The first two species they put in this genus had been in Hyla.[1] They are found in tropical southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and northern Honduras.[2]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Subfamily: Hylinae
Genus: Bromeliohyla
Faivovich [fr], Haddad [fr], Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler [fr], 2005[1]
Type species
Hyla bromeliacia
Schmidt, 1933

3 species (see text)


There are three species in this genus:[2][3]

Binomial name and author Common name
Bromeliohyla bromeliacia (Schmidt, 1933) Bromeliad tree frog
Bromeliohyla dendroscarta (Taylor, 1940) Greater bromeliad tree frog
Bromeliohyla melacaena (McCranie and Castañeda, 2006)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Faivovich, Julián; Haddad, Célio F.B.; Garcia, Paulo C.A.; Frost, Darrel R.; Campbell, Jonathan A. & Wheeler, Ward C. (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. CiteSeerX doi:10.1206/0003-0090(2005)294[0001:SROTFF]2.0.CO;2. hdl:2246/462. S2CID 83925199.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Frost, Darrel R. (2019). "Bromeliohyla 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 2 November 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Hylidae". AmphibiaWeb. University of California, Berkeley. 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2019.