Plectrohyla chrysopleura Wilson, McCranie, and Cruz-Díaz, 1994

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Plectrohyla > Species: Plectrohyla chrysopleura

Plectrohyla chrysopleura Wilson, McCranie, and Cruz-Díaz, 1994, Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington, 107: 68. Holotype: USNM 316547, by original designation. Type locality: "along the Quebrada de Oro (15° 38′ N, 86° 47′ W), 970 m elev., tributary of the Río Viejo, south slope of Cerro Búfalo, Cordillera Nombre de Dios, Departamento de Atlántida, Honduras".

Hyla chrysopleuraWiens, Fetzner, Parkinson, and Reeder, 2005, Syst. Biol., 54: 25, by implication.

English Names

None noted.


Known only from the general vicinity of the type locality (930–1550 m elevation) on the Atlantic versant of the Cordillera Nombre de Dios, Departamento de Atlántida, northern Honduras.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


See accounts by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1048–1050, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 287-292. In the Plectrohyla guatemalensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. McCranie, 2007, Herpetol. Rev., 38: 38, summarized the departmental distribution in Honduras. See photograph, map, description of geographic range and habitat, and conservation status in Stuart, Hoffmann, Chanson, Cox, Berridge, Ramani, and Young, 2008, Threatened Amph. World: 269. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 246–255, provided a brief summary of natural history for the species of Plectrohyla in Central America and provided a range map and photograph for this species.

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