Plectrohyla dasypus McCranie and Wilson, 1981

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

Plectrohyla dasypus McCranie and Wilson, 1981, Occas. Pap. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas, 92: 1. Holotype: KU 186025, by original designation. Type locality: "Quebrada Cusuco at El Cusuco (15° 30′ N, 88° 13′ W), a finca located 5.6 km WSW Buenos Aires (the last locality about 19 km N Cofradía), 1580 m, Sierra de Omoa, Departamento de Cortés, Honduras".

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

English Names

Honduras Spikethumb Frog (Frank and Ramus, 1995, Compl. Guide Scient. Common Names Amph. Rept. World: 62).


Cloud forest at elevations of 1410–1990 m in the Sierra de Omoa in northwestern Honduras.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


See accounts by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1050-1053, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 292–295. 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: 270. Reviewed by McCranie, 2010, Cat. Am. Amph. Rept., 864: 1–5. 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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