Plectrohyla exquisita McCranie and Wilson, 1998

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

Plectrohyla exquisita McCranie and Wilson, 1998, J. Herpetol., 32: 96. Holotype: USNM 513483, by original designation. Type locality: "El Cusuco, above the visitors center of Parque Nacional El Cusuco, Cerro Cusuco (15° 31′ N, 88° 12′ W), 5.6 km WSW Buenos Aires, 1550 m elevation, Sierra de Omoa, Departamento de Cortés, Honduras".

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

English Names

None noted.


Cloud forest at elevations of 1490–1680 m on the Caribbean versant of the Sierra de Omoa in extreme northwestern Honduras.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Honduras

Endemic: Honduras


Formerly confused with Plectrohyla teuchestes. See accounts by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1074–1077, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 295-298. 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 illustration, 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., 865: 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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