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.


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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