Plectrohyla crassa (Brocchi, 1877:130)

Aquatic treefrog



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cauphias crassus Brocchi, 1877 (original combination); Hyla crassa (Brocchi, 1877:130)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1978

Rediscovered in 2011 (Caviedes-Solis et al. 2015)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Oaxaca (central and northern), Mexico


Biology & Ecology




Holotype: Mus. Hist, Nat. Paris No, 509 B (6331) (Smith & Taylor, 1948:86)

Type locality: Mexico (Smith & Taylor, 1948:86)






Original scientific description:

Brocchi, P. (1877). Note sur quelques batraciens hylaeformes recuilles au Mexique et au Guatemala. Bulletin de la Société Philomathique de Paris. Series 7, 1: 122-132.


Other references:

Boulenger, Catalogue of the Batrachia Salientia in the collection of the British Museum, ed. 2, 1882, p. 396,

Brocchi, Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans I'Amérique centrale, pt. 3, sect. 2, livr. 2, 1882, p. 64, pi. 12, fig. 4.

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.

Kellogg, U. S. Nat. Mus. Bull. 160, 1932, pp. 118-120 (part).

Georgina Santos-Barrera, Luis Canseco-Márquez, Joseph Mendelson III. 2006. Plectrohyla crassa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T55456A11314331. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.

Smith, Hobart M. and Taylor, Edward H. (1948). An Annotated Checklist and Key to the Amphibia of Mexico. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 194: iv + 118 pp.

Toal, K.R. and Mendelson III, J.R. 1995. A new species of Hyla (Anura: Hylidae) from cloud forest in Oaxaca, Mexico, with comments on the status of the Hyla bistincta group. Occasional Papers Natural History Museum University of Kansas [1995]: 1-20.


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