Ptychohyla spinipollex
family: Hylidae
subfamily: Hylinae

© 2010 Josiah H. Townsend (1 of 2)
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Endangered (EN)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species occurs in the Cordillera Nombre de Dios in the departments of Atlantida, Colon and Yoro in northern Honduras, at 160-1,580m asl.

Habitat and Ecology

A stream-breeding species, it lives on vegetation and boulders along streams, in lowland moist forest and premontane and lower montane wet forest. It can survive in somewhat degraded forest.


It is relatively common.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The main threats are loss of habitat due to subsistence agriculture, creation of pastureland, and forest fires. Chytridiomycosis is also a plausible potential threat.

Conservation Actions

It is found in three protected areas, namely Pico Bonito, Texiguat, and Capiro y Calentura National Parks. Further survey work is necessary to determine the degree to which chytrid poses a threat to this species.

Taxonomic Notes

The use of this name has been clarified by McCranie and Wilson (1993b).


Gustavo Cruz, Larry David Wilson, Randy McCranie 2004. Ptychohyla spinipollex. In: IUCN 2014


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