Plectrohyla tecunumani Duellman and Campbell, 1984

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

Plectrohyla tecunumani Duellman and Campbell, 1984, Copeia, 1984: 391. Holotype: KU 39956, by original designation. Type locality: "a cave 1 km east of Chemal, Departamento Huehuetenango, Guatemala, 3,395 m (15° 27′ N, 91° 31′ W)".

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

English Names

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


Known from three high elevation (3200–3395 m) localities in the Sierra de Cuchumatanes, western Guatemala.


Likely extinct because of habitat degradation, according to Duellman and Campbell, 1992, Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, 181: 15. See account by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1054–1056. 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: 275. 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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