Exerodonta catracha (Porras and Wilson, 1987)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Exerodonta > Species: Exerodonta catracha

Hyla catracha Porras and Wilson, 1987, Copeia, 1987: 478. Holotype: KU 197336, by original designation. Type locality: "Zacate Blanco (14° 20′ N, 88° 15′ W), a village located 14 km WNW of La Esperanza, 2020 m, Sierra de Opalaca, Departamento de Intibucá, Honduras".

Exerodonta catrachaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 101.

English Names

Zacate Blanco Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 54).


Hardwood cloud-forests in the cordilleras Opalaca and Montecillos and the Montaña La Sierra on both sides of the continental divide in southwestern Honduras, at elevations of 1800–2160 m; likely extends into El Salvador

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


In the Hyla pinorum group, most similar to Hyla melanomma, according to the original publication. In the Hyla miotympanum group of Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 917–919, who provided an account. See also McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 258–262, who noted that previous records from El Salvador are from a formerly disputed region, now under Honduran sovereignty. In Exerodonta, but unnassigned to species group by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 101. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. 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: 246. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 227–229, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Exerodonta in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species. Faivovich, Pereyra, Luna, Hertz, Blotto, Vásquez-Almazán, McCranie, Sánchez, Baêta, Araujo-Vieira, Köhler, Kubicki, Campbell, Frost, Wheeler, and Haddad, 2018, S. Am. J. Herpetol., 13: 6, discussed the tentative nature of the assignment of this species to Exerodonta

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