Phytotriades auratus

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Taxonavigation: Anura 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Amphibia
Subclassis: Lissamphibia
Ordo: Anura

Familia: Hylidae
Subfamilia: Lophyohylinae
Genus: Phytotriades
Species: Phytotriades auratus


Phytotriades auratus (Boulenger, 1917)

Type locality: "Mount Tucuche and Cerro del Aripo a little above 3000 feet altitude" , Trinidad.

Syntypes: BM 1917.9.27.39-41.


  • Amphodus auratus Boulenger, 1917
  • Phyllodytes auratusBokermann, 1968
  • Phytotriades auratus — Jowers, Downieb, and Cohen, 2009


  • Boulenger, G.A. 1917: On a second species of the batrachian genus Amphodus. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 8, 20: 184–185.
  • Bokermann, W.C.A. 1968: Notas sôbre Phyllodytes auratus (Boul., 1917) (Amphibia, Hylidae). Revista Brasileira de Biologia, 28: 157–160.
  • Jowers, M.J., J.R. Downieb & B.L. Cohen. 2009: The Golden Tree Frog of Trinidad, Phyllodytes auratus (Anura: Hylidae): systematic and conservation status. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment. Amsterdam, 43: 181–188. Abstract
  • Frost, Darrel R. 2018. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. Electronic Database accessible at American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Phytotriades auratus . Accessed on 27 Apr 2008.
  • 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN: Phytotriades auratus  (Critically Endangered) Downloaded on 25 April 2008.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Trinidad Heart-tongued Frogs