Plectrohyla matudai

Plectrohyla matudai

Plectrohyla matudai, Matuda's spikethumb frog

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Plectrohyla matudai

Plectrohyla matudai (common name: Matuda's spikethumb frog) is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It is found along the Pacific slopes from southeastern Oaxaca, Mexico, through Chiapas and south-central Guatemala (Las Nubes range); also in the Grijalva Depression in western Guatemala and on Cerro Azul in northwestern Honduras.

Animal name origin

Norman Hartweg named this species after Eizi Matuda, Japanese–Mexican botanist and his host in Chiapas.

Appearance

The type series consists of three males (including the holotype) and two females. Males measured 35–41 mm (1.4–1.6 in) and females 36 and 45 mm (1.4 and 1.8 in) in snout–vent length. The head and dorsal surface of body are dark grayish brown, while the sides are lighter but posteriorly mottled with black. Males have bifurcate, rudimentary prepollex (the "spikethumb").

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References

1. Plectrohyla matudai Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plectrohyla_matudai
2. Plectrohyla matudai on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/55880/53960697

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