Plectrohyla dasypus

Plectrohyla dasypus (common name: Honduras spikethumb frog) is a species of frog in the family Hylidae. It is endemic to the Sierra de Omoa in the Cortés Department of northwestern Honduras.[2] The species range is within the Cusuco National Park.[1]

Plectrohyla dasypus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Anura
Family: Hylidae
Genus: Plectrohyla
P. dasypus
Binomial name
Plectrohyla dasypus
McCranie and Wilson, 1981

Natural habitats of Plectrohyla dasypus are lower montane wet forests. They are found on low vegetation along streams and in arboreal bromeliads, and breed in streams. Once moderately common, the species has undergone a dramatic decline that is attributed to chytridiomycosis.[1]


  1. ^ a b c IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group (2020). "Plectrohyla dasypus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T55873A176955542. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2020-3.RLTS.T55873A176955542.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  2. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2015). "Plectrohyla dasypus McCranie and Wilson, 1981". Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 6.0. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 July 2015.