Plectrohyla tecunumani is a species of frogs in the family Hylidae. It is endemic to the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes in western Guatemala. Its specific name refers to Tecun Uman, the Guatemalan national hero. Common name cave spikethumb frog has been coined for it.
Terrestrial animals are animals that live predominantly or entirely on land (e.g., cats, ants, snails), as compared with aquatic animals, which liv...
Oviparous animals are female animals that lay their eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive...
Jumping (saltation) can be distinguished from running, galloping, and other gaits where the entire body is temporarily airborne by the relatively l...
NoNot a migrant
Animals that do not make seasonal movements and stay in their native home ranges all year round are called not migrants or residents.
The holotype, and the only male in the type series, measured 62 mm (2.4 in) in snout–vent length. Females in the type series measured up to 57 mm (2.2 in). The body is robust, with the head narrower than the body. The supra-tympanic fold is pronounced; the tympanum is distinct in females but indistinct in the male. The skin of the head and body is densely covered with small, round tubercles; tubercles are smaller and less numerous on limbs. There are large tubercles posteroventral to the eye. The fingers are without webbing but have dermal fringes; the toes are two-thirds webbed.Show More
The tadpoles measure up to 64 mm (2.5 in) in total length and have an ovoid, vertically flattened body. The tail is muscular with relatively narrow fins.Show Less