Plectrohyla calthula (Ustach, Mendelson, McDiarmid and Campbell, 2000)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Hyla calthula Ustach, Mendelson, McDiarmid and Campbell, 2000


Conservation Status

Last record: 8 April 1978 or later

Rediscovered on 21 September 2001

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Oaxaca, México


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Ustach, P.C., Mendelson, J.R. III, McDiarmid, R.W. and Campbell, J.A. (2000). A new species of Hyla (Anura: Hylidae) from the Sierra Mixes, Oaxaca, Mexico, with comments on ontogenetic variation in the tadpoles. Herpetologica [2000]: 239-250.


Other references:

Caviedes-Solis, I. W., L. F. Vázquez-Vega, I. Solano-Zavaleta, E. Pérez-Ramos, S. M. Rovito, T. J. Devitt, P. Heimes, O. A. Flores-Villela, J. A. Campbell, and A. Nieto Montes de Oca. (2015). Everything is not lost: recent records, rediscoveries, and range extensions of Mexican hylid frogs. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2: 230-241.

Duellman, W. E. (2001). The Hylid Frogs of Middle America. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Faivovich, Julián, Haddad, Célio F. B., Garcia, Paulo C. O., Frost, Darrel R., Campbell, Jonathan A. and Wheeler, Ward C. (2005). Systematic review of the frog family Hylidae, with special reference to Hylinae: Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 294: 1-240, 16 figures, 2 tables, 5 appendices.

Lamoreux, J. F., McKnight, M. W., and R. Cabrera Hernandez. (2015). Amphibian Alliance for Zero Extinction Sites in Chiapas and Oaxaca. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. xxiv + 320pp.

Meik, J. M., Canseco-Márquez, L., Smith, E. N., and J. A. Campbell. 2005. A new species of Hyla (Anura: Hylidae) from Cerro Las Flores, Oaxaca, Mexico. Zootaxa 1046: 17-27.

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Joseph Mendelson III. (2006). Plectrohyla calthula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. ( Downloaded on 02 June 2015.


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