Plectrohyla Brocchi, 1877,

Duellman, William E., Marion, Angela B. & Hedges, Blair, 2016, Phylogenetics, classification, and biogeography of the treefrogs (Amphibia: Anura: Arboranae), Zootaxa 4104 (1), pp. 1-109: 19

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Plectrohyla Brocchi, 1877
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Plectrohyla Brocchi, 1877 

Plectrohyla Brocchi, 1877: 92  . Type species: Plectrohyla guatemalensis Brocchi, 1877  , by original designation.

Definition. Moderate to large frogs having thick, glandular skin and enlarged prepollex with a projecting spine ( Figs. 5View FIGURE 5. A C and D), and the alary process of the premaxilla bifurcate posteriorly.

Content. Eighteen species: Plectrohyla acanthodes  * Duellman and Campbell, avia * Stuart, chrysopleura Wilson, McCranie  , and Cruz-Diaz, dasypus* McCranie and Wilson, exquisita* McCranie and Wilson, glandulosa (Boulenger)  , guatemalensis Brocchi  , hartwegi* Duellman, ixil* Stuart, lacertosa* Bumzahem and Smith, matudai Hartweg  , pokomchi* Duellman and Campbell, psiloderma* McCranie and Wilson, pycnochila* Rabb, quecchi* Stuart, sagorum* Hartweg, tecunumani* Duellman and Campbell, and teuchestes  * Duellman and Campbell.

Distribution. Northern Central American highlands from Chiapas, Mexico, eastward through Guatemala and northern El Salvador to central and northern Honduras.

Etymology. The generic name is derived from the Greek plektron meaning spur and Hylas  of Greek mythology. The name refers to the prepollical spines characteristic of members of the genus.

Remarks. Molecular data are available for only four of the 18 species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Amphibia

Order

Anura

Family

Hylidae

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Plectrohyla Brocchi, 1877

Duellman, William E., Marion, Angela B. & Hedges, Blair 2016
2016
Loc

Plectrohyla

Brocchi 1877: 92
1877