Plectrohyla chrysopleura Wilson, McCranie and Cruz, 1994



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1996

Rediscovered in 2010

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Cerro Bufalo, Quebrado de Oro, Sierra Nombre de Dios, Departamento Atlantida in north-central Honduras


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wilson, L.D., McCranie, J.R. and Cruz, G.A. 1994. A new species of Plectrohyla (Anura: Hylidae) from a premontane rainforest in northern Honduras. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington [1994]: 67-78.


Other references:

Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Franklin Casteñeda. 2004. Plectrohyla chrysopleura. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55872A11365700. Downloaded on 21 January 2017.

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.

McCranie, J.R. and Wilson, L.D. 2002. The Amphibians of Honduras. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Townsend, J. H., L. D. Wilson, C. A. Cerrato M., B. K. Atkinson, L. A. Herrera-B., and M. M. Mejía. 2011. Discovery of the Critically Endangered treefrog Plectrohyla chrysopleura in Refugio de Vida Silvestre Texíguat, Honduras. Herpetological Bulletin 115: 22-25.


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