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.

Geographic Occurrence

Natural Resident: Mexico

Endemic: 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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