Plectrohyla lacertosa Bumzahem and Smith, 1954

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

Plectrohyla lacertosa Bumzahem and Smith, 1954, Herpetologica, 10: 64. Holotype: UIMNH 33693, by original designation. Type locality: "Region del Soconusco", Chiapas, Mexico.

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

English Names

Pop-eyed 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

Known only from two localities in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, Mexico, the type locality (Soconusco region) and Cerro Tres Picos, 1000 to 2134 m elevation.

Comment

See accounts by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 577–578, and Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1056–1058. 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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