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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala

Endemic: 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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