Duellmanohyla chamulae (Duellman, 1961)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Duellmanohyla > Species: Duellmanohyla chamulae

Ptychohyla chamulae Duellman, 1961, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 13: 354. Holotype: KU 58063, by original designation. Type locality: "a stream above (6.2 kilometers by road south) Rayón Mescalapa, Chiapas, México (1690 meters)".

Ptychohyla schmidtorum chamulaeDuellman, 1963, Univ. Kansas Publ. Mus. Nat. Hist., 15: 334.

Duellmanohyla chamulaeCampbell and Smith, 1992, Herpetologica, 48: 165.

Hyla chamulaeWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 743, by implication.

English Names

Chamula Mountain Brook Frog (Liner, 1994, Herpetol. Circ., 23: 18; Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 52; Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 12).


Known only from a few localities at elevations above 1600 m on the northern slopes of the Central Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, from Jitotol to Soluschiapa, and into adjacent extreme southwestern Tabasco, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: Mexico


See account (as Ptychohyla schmidtorum chamulae) by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 531–532, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1041. 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: 242. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 219–221, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Central America, compared with with other species of hylids from that region, and provided range maps and photographs. Ríos-Rodas, Zenteno-Ruiz, Barragán-Vazquez, Canseco-Márquez, and López Luna, 2019, Check List, 15: 1161–1166, provided a record for extreme southwestern Tabasco, Mexico, near the borders of Veracruz and Chiapas. 

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