Plectrohyla pycnochila Rabb, 1959

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

Plectrohyla pycnochila Rabb, 1959, Herpetologica, 15: 45. Holotype: AMNH 62667, by original designation. Type locality: "near Coyame, Veracruz, Mexico, at about 1300 feet"; in error, according to Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 575.

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

English Names

Thicklip Spikethumb Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 25).

Thick-lipped Spikethumb Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 62; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 20).


Pine-oak forest at an elevation of 200o to 2600 m in the Meseta Central of Chiapas, Mexico.


See account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 575–577, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1053. In the Plectrohyla guatemalensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. See map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 274. 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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