Ptychohyla zophodes Campbell and Duellman, 2000

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

Ptychohyla zophodes Campbell and Duellman, 2000, Sci. Pap. Nat. Hist. Mus. Univ. Kansas, 16: 20. Holotype: UTA A-13465, by original designation. Type locality: "16.1 km W Jalapa de Díaz at Rio Aloapan (18° 01′ 12″ N, 96° 39′ 36″ W), 405 m), Oaxaca, Mexico".

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

Ptychohyla zaphodesLiner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 21. Incorrect subsequent spelling.

English Names

Gloomy Mountain Stream Frog (Liner and Casas-Andreu, 2008, Herpetol. Circ., 38: 21).


Restricted to the mesic forest on the Atlantic slopes of northern Oaxaca and adjacent Puebla and Veracruz (Municipios of Los Reyes, Ixtaczoquitlán, and Tezonapa), Mexico.


Previously confused with Ptychohyla leonhardschultzei, according to the original publication. See account by Duellman, 2001, Hylid Frogs Middle Am., Ed. 2: 1022-1026. De la Torre-Loranca, Cázares-Hernández, and Canseco-Márquez, 2017, Mesoam. Herpetol., 4: 662–663, provided records from Veracruz, Mexico, as did Peralta-Hernández and Perea-Pérez, 2019, Rev. Latinoam. Herpetol., 2: 88–89.  

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