Ptychohyla dendrophasma (Campbell, Smith, and Acevedo, 2000)

Class: Amphibia > Order: Anura > Family: Hylidae > Subfamily: Hylinae > Genus: Ptychohyla > Species: Ptychohyla dendrophasma

Hyla dendrophasma Campbell, Smith, and Acevedo, 2000, Herpetologica, 56: 251. Holotype: UTA A-51838, by original designation. Type locality: "Riachuelo Sancapech, Finca San Francisco, near Aldea Yalambojoch, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. This locality is located at about 16° 01′ 56″ N and 91° 33′ 29″ W at 1270 m in the northwestern portion of the Sierra de Los Cuchumatanes, approximately 4.0 km NW of the main ranch-house of Finca San Francisco".

Ptychohyla dendrophasmaFaivovich, Haddad, Garcia, Frost, Campbell, and Wheeler, 2005, Bull. Am. Mus. Nat. Hist., 294: 106.

English Names

Phantom Treefrog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 21).


Known only from the type locality at an elevation of 1270 m at the northwestern edge of the Sierra de Los Cuchumatanes, Huehuetenango, Guatemala; expected in adjacent Chiapas, Mexico.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Guatemala

Likely/Controversially Present: Mexico

Endemic: Guatemala


Most similar to Hyla echinata according to the original publication. See account by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 890-892, who considered it a member of his Hyla miliaria group. 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: 276. Köhler, 2011, Amph. Cent. Am.: 256–261, provided a brief summary of natural history and compared the species of Ptychohyla in Central America, compare and provided a range map for this species.

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