Plectrohyla quecchi Stuart, 1942

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

Plectrohyla quecchi Stuart, 1942, Occas. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 455: 1. Holotype: UMMZ 89086, by original designation. Type locality: "Stream in Barranca Las Palmas about 2 km. north of Finca Los Alpes (43 km. east and slightly south of Cobán (straight line), Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Altitude, about 1015 meters".

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

English Names

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


Cloud forest at elevations of 615–1850 m on the slopes of the northern highlands in Guatemala from the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes to the highlands of Alta Verapaz and the Sierra de las Minas.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala

Endemic: Guatemala


See account by Duellman, 1970, Monogr. Mus. Nat. Hist. Univ. Kansas: 569–571, and note by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1062–1063. 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: 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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