Plectrohyla guatemalensis

Plectrohyla guatemalensis

Plectrohyla guatemalensis, Guatemala spikethumb frog

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Plectrohyla guatemalensis

Plectrohyla guatemalensis, also known as the Guatemala spikethumb frog, is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It occurs in the highlands of the Sierra Madre from southeastern Chiapas, Mexico, and eastward through the central and southwestern highlands of Guatemala to northwestern El Salvador as well as the Sierra de Nombre de Dios in north-central Honduras. It might be a composite of more than one species.

Appearance

Males measure 40–52 mm (1.6–2.0 in) and females 42–54 mm (1.7–2.1 in) in snout–vent length. The body is moderately robust. The head is slightly wider than long and as wide as the body; the snout is short. The eyes are large. The heavy supra-tympanic fold covers the upper third of the tympanum. The dorsal coloration varies from dark green (with or without reddish brown spots) to reddish brown (with or without dark brown spots and green flecks). The prepollex (the "spikethumb") in males is massive and bifid.

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References

1. Plectrohyla guatemalensis Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plectrohyla_guatemalensis
2. Plectrohyla guatemalensis on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/121383401/53960140

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