Plectrohyla acanthodes Duellman and Campbell, 1992

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Plectrohyla > Species: Plectrohyla acanthodes

Plectrohyla acanthodes Duellman and Campbell, 1992, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 181: 2. Holotype: KU 58824, by original designation. Type locality: "a stream 6.2 km (by road) S of Rayón Mescalapa, 1690 m, Chiapas, Mexico (17° 10′ N, 92° 58′ W)".

Hyla acanthodesWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 25, by implication.

English Names

Thorny Spikethumb Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 25; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 62; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 19).

Distribution

Elevations of 1540–1700 m on the northern slopes of the Meseta Central de Chiapas in Mexico and at elevations of 2200–2250 m on the northern slopes of the adjacent Sierra de los Cuchumatanes in western Guatemala.

Comment

See account by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1065-1067. In the Plectrohyla guatemalensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 267. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 246–255, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Plectrohyla in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species.

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