Plectrohyla pokomchi Duellman and Campbell, 1984

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

Plectrohyla pokomchi Duellman and Campbell, 1984, Copeia, 1984: 394. Holotype: KU 190231, by original designation. Type locality: "Río Sananjá, 3.5 km E of La Unión Barrios, Departamento Baja Verapaz, Guatemala, 1,585-1,707 m (15° 11′ N, 90° 10′ W)".

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

English Names

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


Cloud forest of 1400–2120 m in the Sierra de las Minas and the contiguous Sierra de Xucaneb in central and eastern Guatemala.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala

Endemic: Guatemala


See account by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1063–1065. In the Plectrohyla guatemalensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. 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: 273. 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. Ariano-Sánchez and Gil-Escobedo, 2015, Herpetol. Rev., 46: 416, provided an upper elevational record. 

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