Plectrohyla hartwegi Duellman, 1968

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

Plectrohyla hartwegi Duellman, 1968, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 17: 576. Holotype: UMMZ 94428, by original designation. Type locality: "Barrejonel (19 kilometers west of Chicomuselo), Chiapas, México, elevation 1000 meters".

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

English Names

Hartweg's 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: 20).

Distribution

Pacific slopes of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas and extreme eastern Oaxaca, Mexico; northern slopes of the Sierra de Cuchumatanes, mountains in El Quiché, and Sierra de las Minas, Guatemala; also in Sierra de Omoa in southwestern Honduras, 925 to 2700 m elevation.

Comment

Possibly a composite of two or more species according to Duellman and Campbell, 1992, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 181: 10. See accounts by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 583–585, Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1070–1072, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 302–304. In the Plectrohyla guatemalensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. 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: 270. 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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