Plectrohyla ixil Stuart, 1942

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

Plectrohyla ixil Stuart, 1942, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 455: 4. Holotype: UMMZ 89092, by original designation. Type locality: "Small stream in a cafetal at Finca San Francisco (about 25 km. northeast of Nebaj), [Departamento] El Quiché, Guatemala. Altitude about 1175 meters".

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

English Names

Ixil 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

Cloud forests at elevations of 1175–1690 m on the Caribbean slopes of the Meseta Central in Chiapas, Mexico, and the highlands of northwestern Guatemala.

Comment

See account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 563-566, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1061. 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: 272. 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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