Exerodonta perkinsi (Campbell and Brodie, 1992)

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

Hyla perkinsi Campbell and Brodie, 1992, J. Herpetol., 26: 187. Holotype: UTA A-24637, by original designation. Type locality: "21.1 km (by road) NNE Barillas, Finca Chiblac, Departamento de Huehuetenango, Guatemala, . . . 1080 m elevation on the northern slope of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes at approximately 15° 53′ N, 91° 16′ W."

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

English Names

Perkins' Treefrog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 57).


Elevations of 1050–1080 m in the vicinity of the type locality on the northern slope of the Sierra de Cuchumatanes in subtropical rainforest, Guatemala.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala

Endemic: Guatemala


In the Hyla pinorum group according to the original publication. In the Hyla miotympanum group of Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 924-926, who provided an account. In Exerodonta, but unnassigned to species group by Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 101. 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: 247. 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, noted that the sequence divergence of this species from Exerodonta abdivita is substantially less than 1%, putting into doubt the distinctiveness of the two. 

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