|Scientific classification "Hyla"|
The name format, as used by the American Museum of Natural History's Amphibian Species of the World, indicates that while this species is temporarily kept in the hylid type genus Hyla, it belongs elsewhere in the family and will be reassigned pending a taxonomic resolution.
It was originally placed in Cryptobatrachus (backpack frogs), but a later study revealed a number morphological differences showing that it is not in family Hemiphractidae (the family of Cryptobatrachus), instead pointing to it being a hylid frog, perhaps Hyloscirtus.
There has been extensive habitat loss at the type locality, but habitat remains nearby.
There have been no recent surveys for frogs in the region because of security problems, although (as of 2017) there were plans of a revisit.
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