Plectrohyla tecunumani

Plectrohyla tecunumani

Plectrohyla tecunumani

2 languages
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Plectrohyla tecunumani

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.

Appearance

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

Geography

Continents
Countries
Biogeographical realms

References

1. Plectrohyla tecunumani Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plectrohyla_tecunumani
2. Plectrohyla tecunumani on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/55886/54363857

More Fascinating Animals to Learn About