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.


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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