Plectrohyla sagorum Hartweg, 1941

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

Plectrohyla sagorum Hartweg, 1941, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 437: 2. Holotype: UMMZ 88862, by original designation. Type locality: "at an elevation of 1800 meters in the cloud forest on Mount Ovando, District of Soconusco, Chiapas", Mexico.

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

English Names

Arcane 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 forest at elevations of 1450–2050 m on the Pacific slopes of the Sierra Madre from southeastern Chiapas, Mexico, to the volcanos of southwestern Guatemala; a single record from the highlands of northwestern El Salvador.

Comment

See account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 566-569, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1063. In the Plectrohyla guatemalensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. Köhler, Vesely, and Greenbaum, 2005 "2006", Amph. Rept. El Salvador: 43–44, provided an account (for El Salvador) and a color photograph. See illustration, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 275. 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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