Plectrohyla psiloderma McCranie and Wilson, 1999

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

Plectrohyla psiloderma McCranie and Wilson, 1999, Senckenb. Biol., 78: 232. Holotype: SMF 78041, by original designation. "Río Arcáqual (14° 33′ N, 88° 40′ W), Cerro Celaque, 2530 m elevation, Departamento de Lempira, Honduras".

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

English Names

None noted.


Cloud forests at elevations of 1850–2530 m in the mountains of western Honduras (Departamento Lempira) and adjacent El Salvador.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: El Salvador, Honduras


Previously confused with Plectrohyla glandulosa according to the original publication. See accounts by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1058–1061, and McCranie and Wilson, 2002, Amph. Honduras: 308–311. In the Plectrohyla guatemalensis group of Faivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 105. Köhler, Veselý, and Greenbaum, 2005 "2006", Amph. Rept. El Salvador: 42–43, provided an account (for El Salvador) and a color photograph. 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: 274. 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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