Hyla multifasciata is a medium to large species in the albopunctata species group, adults ranging in size from 42 - 61 mm SVL (mean male SVL = 48 mm, mean female SVL = 53 mm). The head is longer than wide. The snout is rounded in dorsal view, whereas in lateral view it is rounded and protrudes slightly beyond the mandible. The canthus rostralis is rounded and distinct, the loreal region is concave, and the internarial region is convex. The eyes are large, approximately twice the diameter of the tympanum. The tympanum is separated from the eye by a distance slightly larger than one half the diameter of the tympanum. The supratympanic fold is well-developed. The upper arm is slender; the forearm is slender to slightly robust with a weak dermal fold extending from the elbow to the base of the disc of the 4th finger. The fingers are long, fringed, and have well-developed, round terminal discs. The distal subarticular tubercles are usually large, single, oval, and subconical (distal tubercle of digit 111 is bifid in KU 127808 and KU 127812). The proximal subarticular tubercles are more rounded and smaller. Small, subconical, supernumerary tubercles are present only on the proximal segments of the digits. The palmar tubercle is bifid and slightly developed. The modal webbing formula for the hand is: I -11 2'-3.5 111 3 -2.5 IV. The hind limbs are long, slender, and lack a tarsal fold. The proximal subarticular tubercles are smaller than the distal tubercles. Poorly developed supernumerary tubercles are present on the proximal segments of the toes. The modal webbing formula for the foot is: I 2--2+II 1-3- 111 1-3- IV 2'-1 V.

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Copyright © 1996 Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles . This article first appeared in Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 624 (1996): 1-4.

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